Saturday, May 16, 2009

Let the Duel Commence

The WaPo has a profile on Diane Wood entitled "Possible Court Pick Is Used to Dueling on Bench". It details her regular sparring sessions with fellow 7th Circuit judges, UChicago profs, and intellectual heavies Richard Posner and Frank Easterbrook.

It also gives a little more background on the infamous "RICO applies to anti-abortion protesters" ruling that pro-life groups are complaining about. Specifically, that the reason the Supreme Court overruled her was that "the actions of the anti-abortion protesters were criminal yet did not constitute extortion." Y'all really want to hang your hat on that?


Steve Dillard said...

Judge Wood is brilliant, an excellent writer, and a radical penumbra lover. She scares the Hell out of me.

David Schraub said...

Welcome to an Obama administration, my friend. Progressives ride again!