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" Carswell were mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and lawyers. They are entitled to a little representation, aren't they, and a little chance? We can't have all Brandeises, and Frankfurters, and Cardozos and stuff like that there. "
The Big Book of Duh: A Bathroom Book - Page 156
by Bob Fenster - 2007 - 352 pages
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The Great Plains States of America: People, Politics, and Power in ..., Page 44

Neal R. Peirce, Nr Peirce - Science - 1973 - 402 pages
...asked on a television interview about charges that Carswell's record was "mediocre." Hruska replied: "There are a lot of mediocre judges and people and...entitled to a little representation, aren't they? We can't have all Brandeises, Frankfurters, and Cardozos." The remark was a crucial turning point in...
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The Paradox of Mass Politics: Knowledge and Opinion in the American Electorate

W. Russell Neuman, W. R. Neuman - Political Science - 1986 - 241 pages
...when in 1970 he defended the mediocrity of Nixon's new nominee to the Supreme Court by commenting, "There are a lot of mediocre judges and people and...entitled to a little representation, aren't they? We can't have all Brandeises, Frankfurters, and Cardozos." The ridicule in this case was well deserved....
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Richard M. Nixon: Politician, President, Administrator

Leon Friedman, William F. Levantrosser - Political Science - 1991 - 421 pages
...Senator Roman Hruska (R-Neb.), however, viewed mediocrity as an advantage. "Even if he is mediocre there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and...and a little chance? We can't have all Brandeises, Cardozos, and Frankfurters and stuff like that there." March 16, 1970, Congressional Record, 91st Cong.,...
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Watergate and Afterward: The Legacy of Richard M. Nixon

Leon Friedman, William F. Levantrosser - Political Science - 1992 - 377 pages
...against Cat-swell's critics, defended the judge's competence by arguing that "even if he were mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and...and Frankfurters and Cardozos and stuff like that there."32 These problems, coupled with repeated Nixon administration blunders, led to the full Senate...
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Representing Women: Law, Literature, and Feminism

Susan Sage Heinzelman - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 387 pages
...Hruska's comment on one of President Nixon's nominees to the Supreme Court: "Even if he were mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and...representation, aren't they and a little chance?" 28 Cong. Q. Almanac 159 (1970). 30. See Hernandez v. New York, m S. Ct. 1859 (1981) (Kennedy, J., plurality)...
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Strom Thurmond & the Politics of Southern Change

Nadine Cohodas - Political Science - 1994 - 574 pages
...L. Hruska, the senior Republican on the Judiciary Committee, who said that "even if he was mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and...representation, aren't they, and a little chance?" he asked. Hruska aides said the senator had been jesting, but his comments were repeated over and over...
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Quotations of Wit and Wisdom

John W. Gardner, Francesca Gardner Reese - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 247 pages
...toward every man or set of men who break the public peace. Will1am James Even if he were mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and...representation, aren't they, and a little chance? Senator Roman Hruska (commenting on one of President Nixon's nominees for the Supreme Court) Judicial...
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Making Constitutional Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991

Mark Tushnet - Law - 1997 - 256 pages
...was called mediocre, a defender, Senator Roman Hruska of Nebraska, replied: "Even if he is mediocre there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and...representation, aren't they, and a little chance?" Reporters discovered that Carswell had defended segregation in 1948 and had helped incorporate a racially...
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The Selling of Supreme Court Nominees

John Anthony Maltese - Law - 1998 - 197 pages
...television interview to a question about Carswell's qualifications, Hruska said: "Even if he is mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and...entitled to a little representation, aren't they? We can't have all Brandeises, Cardozos and Frankfurters, and stuff like that there."23 Hruska's response...
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Race, Redistricting, and Representation: The Unintended Consequences of ...

David T. Canon - Political Science - 1999 - 324 pages
...Nixon's appointee to the Supreme Court, G. Harrold Carswell, Hruska said, '"Even if he were mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and...and Frankfurters and Cardozos and stuff like that'" (quoted in Barone, Ujifusa, and Matthews 1975, 494). 22. Later he explained that the district had the...
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