Sunday, May 22, 2005

If the Fringes get big enough...

... they become the centers. The above link [via Crooked Timber] is a Texas Lawyers' poll which casts Bush administration nominee as one of the worst-rated justices of the Texas Supreme Court. Actually, her "outstanding" numbers were only about six percent lower than her "poor" numbers; "acceptable" barely broke through the margin of error at fifteen percent. There's no middle ground. Either she's great or she's awful. There are tens of thousands of judges in this country; hundreds of state supreme court justices and federal district court judges. Can't they find a few people with smaller fringe ratings? Is that too much to ask?

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