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An unrecognizable America

Retiring Justice Stevens was the first Supreme Court appointment made after Roe v. Wade was decided. Boy, that must have been rough. Linda Greenhouse:
I obtained the transcript of his Senate confirmation hearing to see what kinds of questions the senators asked the nominee about abortion. He had no record on the issue, and no one knew what he thought about it. To my surprise, I found no questions at all, and I read the transcript through a second time just to be sure. The Democratic-controlled Senate approved Justice Stevens by a vote of 98-0 three weeks after his nomination, and after five minutes of debate.
Or... not.
04.15.2010 |



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