"The Greatest Justices" List
tzywicki at GMU.EDU
Thu Mar 8 17:06:23 PST 2001
Does this disqualify Holmes for Buck v. Bell?
> Judith Baer wrote:
> In my opinion, Rehnquist no more belongs on the list of great justice
> than Reagan belongs on the list of great presidents, and for the same
> reason: unacceptable ideology.
> I do not think any list of criteria can exclude normative factors. I
> don't propose a political test, but I think that there is such a thing
> as opinions which no responsible public official should hold.
> WHR's part in Bush V. Gore is one such Furthermore, some of the
> decisions he has participated in, like the recent 11th Amendment
> cases, are incompetent readings of the Constitution.
> Judy Baer
> Texas A&M
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