Once again, it seems, an “unknown” justice is about to accept a life appointment to the highest court in the land, writes Brian K. Pinaire, associate professor of political science, in an op-ed published by the Harrisburg Patriot News.
He goes on to question whether this is because of a flawed confirmation process and concludes that to some degree, it is; but not entirely. He notes that there is always a certain amount of the “unknown” in any judicial profile—before and after they join the Supreme Court.
Read: How will Kagan decide cases? It’s unknown, just like with other nominees.