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No sane judge would pass Bernie Sanders' Supreme Court litmus test

No sane judge would pass Bernie Sanders' Supreme Court litmus test

It’s 2005. After Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announces that she plans to resign. President George W. Bush tells the press that anyone he nominates to succeed O’Connor will “make it crystal clear that he or she will vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade.”

Imagine the howls of outrage. It’s hard to believe even a single Democratic senator would vote for a nominee who made such a promise in exchange for a seat on the Supreme Court. Even some Republican senators might balk at confirming a judge who promised to vote a certain way.

You would hear a lot of senators...

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