Professor Zywicki is Quoted in Washington Post Article on Miers Nomination
Professor Todd Zywicki was quoted in a recent article that examined the expressed disappointment of many conservatives over the nomination of Harriet Miers to succeed Justice O'Connor on the Supreme Court.
The Right's Dissed Intellectuals, The Washington Post, October 5, 2005. By Harold Meyerson.
"Consider the following from George Mason University law professor Todd Zywicki, writing on a right-wing legal-affairs blog on Monday: 'There are two possible ways to think about appointments: one is to appoint those who will simply 'vote right' on the Court, the other is to be more far-reaching and try to change the legal culture. Individuals such as Brandeis, Holmes, Warren, all changed both the Court and the legal culture, by providing intellectual heft and credibility to a certain intellectual view of the law. ...Bush's back-to-back appointments of (Chief Justice John) Roberts and Miers is a clear indication that his goal is at best to change the voting pattern of the Court. ...Neither of them appears to be suited by background or temperament to provide intellectual leadership that will move the legal culture.'"