Bring it on.

The law, lawyers, and the court.
Nov. 17 2005 2:46 PM

Bring It On

Why are conservatives chickening out of their big national conversation on judges?

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A few weeks back, I optimistically suggested that the death of the Harriet Miers nomination also spelled the death of coded speech about abortion. I asserted that the GOP base that had scuttled her confirmation would no longer accept coded messages about Roe. But here's the flip side: Movement conservatives will no longer accept coded messages about nominees and Roe, but they are not brave enough to send clear ones when it matters the most.