Christopher L. Eisgruber


On his book The Next Justice: Repairing the Supreme Court Appointments Process

Cover Interview of July 21, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Justices cannot avoid controversial choices simply by adhering to the law.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“The hearings are only the most visible part of the appointments process, not the most important part.”

On the second:

“Choosing between competing interpretations of the law requires a combination of values and judgment, what people often call a judicial philosophy.”