Ryan Wesley Bounds’ nomination to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 7. Lady Justice, with her blindfold and scales of justice, smiled.

Why? Because Lady Justice knows that Ryan Bounds of Hermiston High School, Stanford University and Yale Law, law clerk to Justice Diarmuid O’Scannlain, counselor to President George W. Bush, and assistant U.S. attorney, will be a superlative justice.

Along the way, our two U.S. senators sullied themselves trying to waylay the confirmation of this worthy attorney and decent man. They failed. As they should.

After Mr. Bounds is appointed to the bench and hands down his decisions, Democrat and Republican alike will be surprised. Lady Justice will knowingly smile.

George Anderson


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