Jeff Jacoby on the Federalist Society’s 25th anniversary convention in D.C. a few weeks ago.
Addition: While Mr. Jacoby did a great job describing the role (and expansion) of the Federalist Society, he mentioned, only in passing, that it does not bring lawsuits or take a political stance on any issue. It is a debating society, not an activist organisation. It’s mission is the legal and judicial equivalent of after-school Mac users groups who play with their computers and talk about the problems with Windows, compatibility, and always being the underdog.
Maybe this blogger should have gone up against the chimps – as anyone unfortunate enough to have his credit card, SSN, or other numerically-based identification number in her presence can so attest.
Of course, many of these studies test a very limited set of skills (here, short-term, numerical memory), which has little correlation to anything of import.