Ronald Cass, who has the academic chops to write about the constitutional jurisprudence, urges conservative critics of the nomination of Harriety Miers to cool their jets. Among many worthwhile points:
Miers brings to the Court skills and experience that should not be dismissed so blithely by the intelligentsia. In addition to the flashier constitutional issues, the Supreme Court docket includes more than a few cases affecting the business world. Many past decisions sent the law dramatically off kilter in ways that undermine our economy and sap our national wealth. Antitrust cases on tying and cases at the intersection of intellectual property and competition law, for example, have had enormous impact on American business. Some have created difficulties for business, and indirectly for consumers, because the justices simply didn't understand the practical implications of their decisions.
Thomas Lifson 10 07 05