Schumerism has wrought incalculable damage to our political fabric. For two years, Sen. Chuck Schumer has waged a campaign to subvert the criteria by which the Senate ratifies presidential judicial picks. For much of American history, the Senate, in its confirmation of judges, has relied on principles laid down by Alexander Hamilton in The Federalist: integrity, intelligence and temperament, and faithfulness to the rule of law--terms on which President Bush`s picks pass with high marks. But instead of Hamiltonian standards, Mr. Schumer insists that senators must make a judge`s "ideology" their principal concern.
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