Monday, May 05, 2003

Another commentary on the nominations of Claude Allen and Allyson Duncan

The Washington Post has this item, titled 'Conservative Values' Guide Court Appointee, regarding Claude Allen and Allyson Duncan, whom President Bush has nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The article quotes former Senator Gartlan as saying that Allen in Virginia government "was a typical ideological, Gilmore appointee," and "[t]hat's the worst kind of mind you could put on a court, in my opinion." The article also quotes William & Mary law professor Michael Gerhardt as saying that Allen has the "profile of a young ideologue without much of a legal or practice paper trail."

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