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Extremism in pursuit of judges is a vice
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(Columnist Kathleen Parker is on vacation. In her absence, Ruth Marcus, a columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group, is featured today.) WASHINGTON -- In Newt Gingrich's America, states that balked at desegregating their schools could have ignored the Supreme Court with impunity. In Gingrich's America, if the Supreme Court struck down the individual mandate to obtain health insurance, a re-elected President Obama would be free to ignore the ruling and order the mandate enforced.