Souter, Blackmun, Stevens, Kennedy, O’Connor. The “trust me” nominees. Not a good track record.
He also said Miers was the sixth “trust me” nominee a Republican president had picked for the Supreme Court in the 40 years Weyrich had been a conservative activist. He cited the previous cases â€” David Souter, Harry Blackmun, John Paul Stevens, Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O’Connor â€” as breaking that trust because, in his view, they turned out to be moderates or liberals on many social issues.