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Unrealistic Expectations for Conservative Judges: Trump Aide (1)

March 5, 2021, 11:45 PM; Updated: March 6, 2021, 1:21 AM

Conservative judges face unrealistic expectations from some Republicans given the attention judicial nominations attracted during Donald Trump’s presidency, a former senior associate counsel in his White House said.

“There’s a difference between a textualist or originalist view of the Constitution and a conservative policy goal view of the Constitution,” Samuel Ramer said during a Federalist Society event on Friday.

A misunderstanding of the distinction could set up a problem for the Federalist Society, Ramer said.

“If you’re selling also the idea that there’s going to be a conservative revolution in terms of policy as far as the courts go, then...

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