November 14, 2006

No Real Liberals on SCOTUS

You’ve got to love the categorization of the nine Supreme Court justices at the end of this Newsday article. Breyer, Ginsburg, Souter, and Stevens are listed under the label “Moderate Liberals,” which, at best, is an accurate description of one of them – Breyer. And what is the one true moderate on the Court – Anthony Kennedy – listed as? A “Conservative,” along with Alito, Roberts, Thomas, and Scalia. Apparently, even a “Moderate Conservative” label was considered too liberal for Justice Kennedy. The article explains that “Justice Kennedy is conservative but not viewed as a reliable vote against traditionally liberal issues.” Huh??