Thursday, January 12, 2006

Mark Levin Hits the Blogroll

About 20 years ago, I was in a pleasant conversation with a woman whose son had just gone off to work for a 'think tank.' She was a fairly conservative-type, and she told me it was Landmark Legal, IIRC.

Although the memory may be distant, that young fellow would have been rubbing shoulders with Mark Levin, easily one of the two most slam-bang-screw-you conservative retorters in the US of A. He's not as cute as Ann Coulter, but he has the facts, AND the law.

Here's a quick sample:

Judge Stephen Breyer faced much more serious complaints in his confirmation hearings about his involvement as a judge in more than half a dozen cases that involved insurance underwritten by Lloyd's of London, an insurance syndicate in which he was an investor. As an investor in Lloyd's, Judge Breyer faced potentially unlimited liability for the losses covered by its policies, and many investors were bankrupted by their participation in Lloyd's syndicates. The New York Times labeled Judge Breyer's alleged conflict as "troubling" and a "cloud . . .hanging over his nomination," but guess who was his most ardent defender? Yes, the same Teddy Kennedy, who even got into a heated argument with one of his Democratic colleagues on the committee: "You've asked for my opinion whether Judge Breyer's committed a violation of judicial ethics in investing in Lloyds name and insurance underwriting while being a federal judge. In my opinion, there was no violation of judicial ethics."

Or consider this one:

The husband of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said today that he had ordered his broker to sell all the stocks in an individual retirement account after a news magazine reported that Justice Ginsburg had failed to disqualify herself from more than 20 cases involving companies his account held. Insight magazine … said in its July 28 issue that Justice Ginsburg might have violated Federal law as well as professional codes of ethics by participating in cases since 1995 in which her husband, Martin D. Ginsburg, had a financial stake. The magazine said it was not clear, however, that her involvement affected the outcome of the cases, most of which it said were procedural rulings in which the Court formally decides whether to take a case. …

Of course, Breyer, now known best for his Land-Grabbing Decision (Kelo) and Ginsburg, a card-carrying ACLU member, are incapable of un-ethical thought, much less deeds.

See Levin often!!!

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