Thursday, December 6, 2018
Check it Out: Greenhouse on How President George H.W. Bush Filled Supreme Court Vacancies
Check out Linda Greenhouse's piece in the NYT, How to Fill a Supreme Court Vacancy.
My goal here is not to appraise the two Bush 41 justices. It's to compare the approaches--one conciliatory, the other, confrontations--that in the space of a single year (July 1990 to July 1991) produced such different nominees. Those approaches remain today as contrasting archetypes for how to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.