Because of the profession I've chosen, I probably judge people too harshly on their writing ability. If they can't write clearly, I have always suspected that they can't think clearly, either. That's not always so. There are some very bright people who don't even read very much, let alone work on their writing skills. But in the case of a Supreme Court nominee, there's a writing-thinking link we cannot ignore. A justice must not only comprehend constitutional issues; those issues must be cleary explained so that they become an understandable part of the developing common law.