Carol Platt Liebau: Liking Roberts more & more

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Liking Roberts more & more

Maybe The New York Times thought this piece would damage John Roberts -- insfoar as it shows him to be someone who indulged in the occasionally humorous (snarky, even) written remark as he worked for Reagan's attorney general William French Smith.

No such luck. If anything, this piece actually humanizes someone who, 'til now, has been presented as a paragon. It makes me like him more and more.

Also, it's worth noting that these sorts of remarks float through every law review in America, I think (they certainly floated around during my days at The Harvard Law Review). More than anything, they're a way for people who are somewhat nerdly to begin with -- and then working long hours on top of it -- to let off a little steam and have a laugh. No malice intended.


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