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Perry Flubs Number of Supreme Court Judges

Rick Perry is against activist judges on the Supreme Court—if only he could remember their names, or how many there are. “When you see his appointment of two, from my perspective, inarguably activist judges, whether it was …” Perry said in an interview with The Des Moines Register editorial board. “Not Montemayor …” After a pause, a member of the editorial board prompted “Sotomayor.” Later in the same interview, Perry criticized the “eight unelected” justices, forgetting that there are nine. Perry has struggled to recover from a gaffe during a debate last month when he failed to remember the name of the federal agency he wanted to cut.

December 9, 2011 4:44 PM