October 31, 2002

Judge not, lest ye...

Here's yet another plan to hamper the Senate's advise and consent role for judicial candidates: limit the time allowed to vet the prospective judges. Senate historian Baker: ""The framers of the Constitution expected the Senate to slow things down, and that has annoyed a lot of presidents over two centuries." The administration really does seem to think a monarchy would be a great idea; when Bush made that crack a while back it was taken as a joke, but I'm beginning to think he meant it.

The Post has been running what it calls "an occasional series" examining present-day American politics; "Breaking the Deadlock" is part 3 (links to the two previous articles are contained within). If you have the time and inclination, it's an interesting study.

Anybody found a nice javascript for adding an "open links in new windows" checkbox to Movable Type? See comments in prior post for the initial discussion of this little issue. The MT forums have a discussion here, but it's a little unclear as to which snippets of code should be added to the templates.

Posted by Linkmeister at October 31, 2002 03:41 PM