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chewing the carpet

By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 05, 2005

In his fervor to diss the just-deceased Rehnquist, Harvard Law School personality Alan Dershowitz lost the plot, as the transcript provided by James Taranto makes clear:

And I think the Rehnquist court was never the Rehnquist court. He moved more toward the center as he became chief justice and as he had Scalia and Thomas on his right flank and of course most of the rest of the court in the center or on his left flank. It -- the decisions of Justice Rehnquist are not taught in law schools as great decisions. He'll be remembered primarily for his votes rather than for the content or quality of his decisions. And it's consistent throughout his life. He started his career by being a kind of Republican thug who pushed and shoved to keep African-American and Hispanic voters from voting.

Time for your meds, Al.

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  • Posted by: Fr. William - Sep. 06, 2005 12:00 PM ET USA

    Dershowitz might need a different institution to take care of his mental health problems, for Harvard isn't doing a good job with him. What amazes me is that the media looks to an insane man routinely for commentary... then again the media know that he is going to say outrageous & insane things, as noted by Diogenes. But if a conservative ever stated half the lies & slander that Dershowitz has said, he'd be out of job & never allowed on TV again. Al is included in my prayers for the sick.

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