If confirmed, Garland would be the new median justice. (Based on ideology of judges clerks https://t.co/2TGLwqo6SK) pic.twitter.com/Be6ZrE7FpC
— Adam Chilton (@adamschilton) March 16, 2016
This is another way to see the effects of confirmation of Garland, consistent with the Epstein analysis I cite in Slate. It’s irrelevant that he’s a “moderate liberal” if he is. If he were farther to the left, then Breyer would be the median justice.