The Right Coast

January 18, 2006
An amazing discovery
By Tom Smith

I may be speaking to soon, but I seem to have discovered that rarity, a balanced, thoughtful, insightful liberal (or mostly liberal) who comments on judicial affairs outside of the usual agenda. Benjamin Wittes at the Washington Post. Maybe not new to you, but new to me. I have not read everything he has written, but only a few things, and so far, I am impressed. He also has a really thought provoking piece in this month's Atlantic (subscription only so no point in linking) about how we are now really in the Stevens Court, not either the Rehnquist or Roberts court. Disturbingly convincing, and yet another reason to thank Jesus or other diety of your choice for Alito.