Saturday, October 22, 2005

Conservative Against Miers: The Process is as Important as the Result

George Will writes about the Miers mess and explains that, for conservatives, it's about more than just HOW she votes:
Thoughtful conservatives' highest aim is not to achieve this or that particular outcome concerning this or that controversy. Rather, their aim for the Supreme Court is to replace semi-legislative reasoning with genuine constitutional reasoning about the Constitution's meaning as derived from close consideration of its text and structure. Such conservatives understand that how you get to a result is as important as the result. Indeed, in an important sense, the path that the Supreme Court takes to the result often is the result.

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