Worrying, with justification, that his head was about to explode, Doug Berman, at SL&P, asks: Isn’t it stunningly idiotic for GOP Rep. Sensenbrenner to defend mandatory minimums because of “judge-shopping”?
The answer is “yes.” I am not sure, however, why we should be stunned.
PS I once had an audience with then Chairman Sensenbrenner in his Washington office. It was disconcerting for a variety of reasons. Prime among the reasons for my disquiet was the fact that the Congressman sat very near to a portrait of himself that was so large and so lifelike that I could not figure out whether I was speaking to the portrait or the real guy. As it turned out, nothing I said to the portrait or the man made any difference.