The Return of Manuel Miranda

After a long silence, Manuel Miranda writes to David Brody to defend Fred Thompson: “I remembered the several conference calls nearly two years again which some questioned John Roberts’ nomination because of the clients to whom he had given professional advice while he was a partner at a large firm. I remember explaining then that the nature of law firms is that you are on call to assist your partners to help with their clients. It is hardly a moment of conscience. And it is hardly enough to undo an unchanging political position on a defining issue.”