February 15, 2006

Supreme Chaos

Today at the Heritage Foundation, I had the pleasure of hearing retired Judge Charles Pickering speak about his new book, "Supreme Chaos: The Politics of Judicial Confirmation and the Culture War" (reviewed here). Having had his nomination to the Fifth Circuit blocked in the Judiciary Committee, then filibustered on the Senate floor, Judge Pickering has a unique perspective to share, and I thoroughly enjoyed his talk (archived here). Judge Pickering could not include all his thoughts on the judicial wars in "Supreme Chaos” – because Stroud & Hall wanted to publish the book while the Alito confirmation battle was still ongoing – so we can look forward to another book by Pickering later this year. That book will focus on his confirmation battle and his proposed solutions to the problems discussed in "Supreme Chaos.”

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