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  • Quote:"Kagan's views on the emptiness of judicial nominations are long-standing: She first called into question the nomination process in a 1995 University of Chicago Law Review article, which she wrote after serving as a staffer during the Ruth Bader Ginsburg hearings. Ginsburg invoked the rule that she didn't have to answer questions on any issues that could come before the court because it could damage her objectivity. Kagan argued that no nominee had been candid in characterizing his or her actual beliefs since the combative hearings that rejected Reagan court nominee Robert Bork because of his alleged "ideological" approach to interpreting the law.

    In that piece, she called out justices Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer — both Clinton appointees — for dodging tough questions. "I suspect that both appreciated that, for them (as for most), the safest and surest route to the prize lay in alternating platitudinous statement and judicious silence," she wrote.

    // I agree with Ms. Kagan

    (tags: law scotus)
  • Quote:"Our survey findings show that 88 per cent of homes have at least one cluttered room, and the average home has three or more cluttered rooms. The spare room is the most
    cluttered area in the home, followed by cupboards, the garage and bedrooms. Not surprisingly, people living in detached houses had more clutter than people living in
    townhouses or apartments, and people with kids in the home tend to have more clutter than those without. Victorian homes are the most cluttered, while New South Wales homes are the least cluttered.

    Four in ten Australians say they feel anxious, guilty or depressed about the clutter in their homes.

    // Makes me wonder what a survey like this would show in the US. Interesting to see how many people have clutter problems, much higher than I thought.

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