Friday, May 10, 2013

The Left’s Last Hurrah

Richard Esenberg's post-election analysis.
"Following the court’s 2005-’06 term, there was a widespread outcry — among the public and within the legal community — regarding the then-liberal majority’s seeming abandonment of traditional tools of judicial restraint in favor of more progressive modes of interpretation.

"In the five elections since then, the conservative candidate has won four times, and no member of the conservative majority will stand for election until 2017. At least for now, this was also the left’s last hurrah on the court.

"This spring’s election might have been a forgone conclusion made more inevitable by a stillborn challenge, but it was no less significant for that."

Here's his pre-election NRO post.