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Attack on judiciary raises questions about the 'New Newt'
Attack on judiciary raises questions about the 'New Newt'

Newt Gingrich, the self-proclaimed "smartest guy in the room," may have outsmarted himself in his latest assault on the American judiciary, just as his front-running status for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination is shining a brighter spotlight than ever on him. The former House speaker's call for the removal of federal judges he considers too far out of the public mainstream, even to the point of forcibly hauling them before Congress to explain and justify their rulings, calls into question his judgment and his credential as a historian, so often flourished in candidate debates. For many conservatives, as well as longtime liberal foes, Mr. Gingrich's...

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