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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 27, 2022, 07:50 PM

26. At the time, I'm not sure they'd concluded Souter was a mistake.

I haven't researched that part, but my general recollection was that it was a few years later that they'd figured out that Souter wasn't the ideological operative they'd thought he was when they'd nominated him.


For the Thomas hearings, it was more a case of picking a black conservative to replace Thurgood Marshal. However, most black conservative jurists at the time were prone to having "conservatively incorrect" views in civil rights matters. But Senator Danforth said "i know a guy", and the rest is sorry history.

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