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Outrage machine grinds away

December 6, 2011
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Discrediting perfectly qualified nominees to the federal judiciary is a dreary, familiar business - one whose latest target is Caitlin Halligan, a former New York solicitor general who once clerked for US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Ever since President Obama nominated her for the DC Circuit Court of Appeals last year, critics have been combing her record for evidence of dangerous radicalism.

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