Jane Galt says she is pro-Roe vs. Wade on abortion. Googling "Edith Clement Economics" reveals she attended this seminar on climate change. She also has attended other seminars on economics and the environment, plus she is a member of The Federalist Society. She has heard the voice of VC contributor Todd Zywicki. Might she be a libertarian at heart?
The Washington Post claims she has no real paper trail, The Village Voice wrote:
EDITH BROWN CLEMENT: A former federal judge in the eastern district of Louisiana, she's on the Fifth Circuit now. Clement is thought to be a trustworthy conservative, but she has participated in few controversial cases. In one case she limited the claim in an auto accident suit, giving conservatives reason to believe that at the very least she would support Bush in his attack on lawyers and demands for tort reform.
Dallas News called her a "libertarian conservative" and noted the following:
5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Edith Brown Clement: Dissented from a case that blocked development on a site with endangered bug species, saying it had nothing to do with congressional power to regulate interstate commerce.