“Humble upbringings” vs. competence

January 19, 2006

Lileks offers two hypothetical choices for a supreme court nominee and asks "Which would be better suited to uphold the Constitution," the one with a rags-to-riches story but little legal knowledge or respect for original intent or the arrogant one with an aristocratic upbringing but a strict constructionist legal philosophy? Of course it’s much more entertaining the way he says it.

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