In Print: Volume 88: Number 2
By Eric J. Segall
88 Wash. U. L. Rev. 553 (2011)
Mr. President, your counsel has urged you to persuade me to either change the draft opening statement I previously sent to you or withdraw my nomination. I respectfully encourage you to do neither.
Although counsel does not take direct issue with the substance of my draft statement, he believes that my remarks would lead to a nomination battle that either we would not win or would distract the administration from more important matters such as health care, the economy, and our national security. With all due respect, he is wrong on both counts.