February 02, 2004

Judge Stephen Reinhardt answers 20 questions

Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit, interviewed by Howard Bashman:

Finally, after reading Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, I reject any suggestion that I am in any way comparable to Judge Bork. I would not nullify the Bill of Rights by allowing Congress to overrule the courts' constitutional decisions by a majority vote. And, unlike Judge Bork, who once analogized the Ninth Amendment to a text covered by an "ink blot," I believe that each and every part of our Constitution has meaning that binds federal judges. Liberalism is still a part, a critical part, of the American mainstream; those who reject fundamental constitutional principles, such as judicial review, are not.
Posted by Carey at February 2, 2004 08:41 AM

Too bad Reinhardt isn't as sexy as posting comments on Carey's blog.

Posted by: Heidi at February 3, 2004 08:08 PM

I just want everyone--especially Judge Reinhardt--to know that I was testing whether comments were enabled for Carey. Judge Reinhardt is, I am sure, a studmuffin.

Posted by: Heidi at February 3, 2004 08:13 PM