July 12, 2005
Keep Alberto Gonzales Off the Supreme Court
Michael Kinsley doesn't want Alberto Gonzales on the Supreme Court:
Gonzales' Fatal Flaw: Because of his central role in decisions taken by the administration to flout international law... Gonzales was a poor choice for the attorney general's office... and... would... be a disastrous choice for the Supreme Court. As White House counsel, Gonzales... was intent on pushing an exceedingly narrow definition of torture that allowed for prisoner mistreatment.
Had he been a responsible counselor to his client, Gonzales would have urged Bush not to take the expedient shortcuts that led to the scandals at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere, and the unlawful detention of U.S. citizens denied access to counsel...
Posted by DeLong at July 12, 2005 03:34 PM