There are no 'liberals' on the Supreme Court

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Aug. 6 front-page story about the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan referred to "a court with four solid conservatives and four firm liberals."

This usage continued a long and an inaccurate tradition that I wish The Post would change. There are not "four firm liberals" on the Supreme Court, and there hasn't been even a single "liberal" on the court in years.

The Post should recognize philosophical reality and refer to the "moderate" and "conservative" wings of the court, although "moderate" and "radical-conservative" would be more accurate.

Robert B. McNeil Jr.,


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