Worth reading today:
- Mark Noll, The Evangelical Pope?
- Linda Greenhouse, The Evolution of a Justice. An excerpt:
Harry Blackmun served another 21 years on the court after Roe v. Wade, retiring in 1994 at the age of 85. By then, he had long since become an icon of feminism. Just as he was reviled by opponents of abortion, he was treated worshipfully by women's rights groups. Yet Blackmun came slowly to the cause of women's equality, and his papers show just how improbable an icon he was.