Three of the best Supreme Court Justices of the 20th century were great, in part, because they brought non-judicial experiences and perspectives to the Court. This metric makes Harold Koh an ideal choice.
Many of the retrospectives on the legacy of Justice John Paul Stevens have talked about what an important force he was on the Court for almost 35 years. But few have recognized that women have been particular beneficiaries of his tenure.
Gingrich's "radical" histrionics are to be expected, no matter how offensive or patently false his claims. As we get closer to November's midterms, we're sure to witness a ratcheting up of this sort of dangerous rhetoric.