Everybody seems to have an opinion about Miguel Estrada ("Latinos' Response to Estrada Is Mixed," March 13). But none of those opinions goes to the core issue for me: Is Estrada among the best and brightest we could elevate to the federal bench? Instead, we debate whether he fairly represents the Latino experience, or if he harbors a secret bias against abortion or affirmative action.
As a moderate on social issues, I am concerned about President Bush's attempts to pack the courts with right-wing ideologues. As a citizen, though, I'm much more worried about the fact that we keep letting our president nominate mediocre legal talents to our most important courts.