Friday, March 26, 2010

Supreme Court Justice Cass Sunstein: Welcome to my NIghtmare

Glenn Greenwald

The horrible prospect of

Supreme Court Justice

Cass Sunstein

A media consensus has emerged that the retirement of Supreme

Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the 90-year-old Ford-appointee

who became the leader of the Court's so-called "liberal wing," is

now imminent. The New York Times' Peter Baker has an article

today on Obama's leading candidates to replace Stevens, in which

one finds this strange passage:

The president’s base hopes he will name a full-throated

champion to counter Justice Antonin Scalia, the most

forceful conservative on the bench. . . . The candidates

who would most excite the left include the constitutional

scholars Harold Hongju Koh, Cass R. Sunstein and

Pamela S. Karlan.

While that's probably true of Koh and Karlan, it's absolutely

false with regard to Sunstein, who is currently Obama's

Chief of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

From the beginning of the War on Terror, Cass Sunstein

turned himself into one of the most reliable Democratic

cheerleaders for Bush/Cheney radicalism and their

assault on the Constitution and the rule of law.

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