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  • Tribe to Obama: Sotomayor Is “Not Nearly As Smart As She Seems To Think She Is”

    10/28/2010 10:34:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/28/10 | Ed Whelan
    I’ve obtained a copy of an interesting letter that Harvard law professor Larry Tribe wrote to his protégé, President Barack Obama, in the immediate aftermath of Justice Souter’s announcement of his decision to retire from the Court. I will post a PDF of the letter shortly. [Update: Here’s the letter.] In the meantime, I’ll call attention, in this post and two or three others, to some of its highlights. The express purpose of Tribe’s letter is to urge that Obama nominate Elena Kagan to the Souter vacancy. But before making his affirmative case for Kagan, Tribe argues strongly against the...
  • Top liberal law prof advised Obama not to pick ‘bully’ Sonia Sotomayor [calls her Aff Action hire]

    10/28/2010 12:37:22 PM PDT · by · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    One wonders how Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center managed to get a hold of a private letter sent to President Obama by Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe advising him against nominating Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but be that as it may, its contents are quite interesting and show just how nakedly political Tribe’s view of a justice really is and also how little he thinks of Sotomayor. In the May 2009 letter (PDF link here), Tribe advises Obama to refrain from choosing Sotomayor because “she’s not nearly as smart as she seems to think...

    06/30/2010 6:54:21 AM PDT · by jbjd · 2+ views
    jbjd ^ | 06.30.10 | jbjd
    ...Pundits weighing in on the scope of interrogation Elena Kagan, Barack Obama’s Supreme Court Justice nominee will endure by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee predict she will be asked questions intended to inform as to how a J. Kagan would tend to rule in cases involving issues like guns (how seriously does she take the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms); and judicial restraint (can she separate her progressive politics from her rulings from the bench). Questions will also likely arise concerning her decision as Dean of the Harvard Law School to restrict military recruiting on campus (ban altogether...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the U.S. Constitution Project Awards Dinner

    04/20/2010 10:54:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 334+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the U.S. Constitution Project Awards Dinner Washington, D.C. ~ Thursday, April 15, 2010 Thank you, Ginny [Sloan]. It’s good to be with you, and it’s a privilege to join you in celebrating the extraordinary contributions and achievements of tonight’s honorees, George Kendall and Ambassador [Thomas] Pickering. Congratulations to you both. I’m especially grateful for this opportunity to tell the Constitution Project’s leadership and membership how much I appreciate your commitment to the cause of justice, to the promise of equal justice, and to our nation’s most essential...
  • LARRY TRIBE’S CREDIBILITY PROBLEM # 4: claims he's won 2/3 of Sup. Ct. cases, 80% of other cases

    01/13/2006 8:37:23 AM PST · by HarvardHater · 11 replies · 3,903+ views
    Here's my next installment looking at Larry Tribe's credibility problem, to put in perspective the credibility problem Ted Kennedy claims Judge Alito has (first 3 installments here, here, and here). You'll notice in the biographical information included on Tribe in the 2004 conference I mentioned in my last post, where Tribe claimed the New Republic had recently described him as the "premiere Supreme Court litigator of the decade" (not true; nothing like that appears in the New Republic, based on a full-text search going back to 1990), Tribe made a couple of statements about his win-loss record which don't seem...
  • LARRY TRIBE'S CREDIBILITY PROBLEM, # 2: Tribe's own Holocaust analogy

    01/11/2006 9:22:18 PM PST · by HarvardHater · 1 replies · 483+ views
    As my next installment in looking at Larry Tribe's credibility problem to put in perspective the credibility problem Ted Kennedy claims Judge Alito has (for my first post see here), I have this question: In the aftermath of the Democrats "uninviting" one planned witness, Stephen Dujack, because of an essay which defended his grandfather's analogy between the Holocaust and the slaughter of animals for meat, an essay for which Dujack promptly apologized (here and here), why is Larry Tribe still listed as a witness for the Democrats tomorrow? Why hasn't he been "uninvited"? Tribe, after all, is infamous for his...

    01/08/2006 9:17:34 PM PST · by HarvardHater · 5 replies · 524+ views
    LARRY TRIBE’S CREDIBILITY PROBLEM, # 1 Saturday Ted Kennedy ran an essay in the Washington Post about Judge Alito's so-called "credibility problem" (here). It's apparently part of the dishonest, desperate effort by liberals to undermine Judge Alito's nomination by attacking his integrity (here, here, and here). Kennedy's essay lists five examples of alleged resume fraud and lying by Judge Alito: (1) on a job application he falsely claimed to be impressed in 1964 with Goldwater, and a critic of the Warren Court, even though he was only 14 in 1964; (2) he hid his membership in the allegedly racist Concerned...
  • LARRY TRIBE GOES NUTS # 2 -- attacks Justice Scalia and

    LARRY TRIBE GOES NUTS # 2 -- attacks Justice Scalia and

    09/29/2005 4:49:22 PM PDT · by HarvardHater · 18 replies · 3,191+ views
    How Appealing ^ | September 18, 2005 | Larry Tribe
    Tribe goes nuts -- violates federal law by "outing" John Roberts as an A minus student!