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Martin Schneider writes:

In my best stentorian anchorman's voice, I can honestly write that Senator Arlen Specter "rocked the political world today" when he announced that he would switch his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, ensuring the Democrat's a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate once Al Franken is seated sometime in June (it looks like). Specter is truly the man of the president's 100th day.

When he was district attorney of Philadelphia, Arlen Specter was quoted in The New Yorker in opposition to the new Miranda rule. It was the December 14, 1968, issue. Since then he has appeared in the magazine's pages many times—and there'll be plenty more in the near future.

(Note that "Fight on the Right," by Philip Gourevitch, and "Killing Habeas Corpus," by Jeffrey Toobin, are actually about Specter, rather than merely mentioning him in passing.)

Here's the full list:
"The Turning Point," Richard Harris, December 14, 1968
Comment, Garrison Keillor, August 20, 1990
Comment, Adam Gopnik, October 28, 1991
Comment, Josselyn Simpson, August 3, 1992
"The Ogre's Tale," Peter J. Boyer, April 4, 1994
"Flat-Tax Follies," Warren St. John, June 5, 1995
"The Western Front," Sidney Blumenthal, June 5, 1995
"Ghost in the Machine," Sidney Blumenthal, October 2, 1995
"Speaker of the Casino," Sara Mosle, November 13, 1995
"The Stranger, Mary Anne Weaver, November 13, 1995
"Advice and Dissent," Jeffrey Toobin, May 26, 2003
"Fight on the Right," Philip Gourevitch, April 12, 2004
"The Candidate," William Finnegan, May 31, 2004
"Hollywood Science," Connie Bruck, October 18, 2004
"Blowing Up the Senate," Jeffrey Toobin, March 7, 2005
"Ups and Downs," Hendrik Hertzberg, November 14, 2005
"Unanswered Questions," Jeffrey Toobin, January 23, 2006
"Hearts and Brains," Hendrik Hertzberg, November 6, 2006
"The Art of Testifying," Janet Malcolm, March 13, 2006
"Killing Habeas Corpus," Jeffrey Toobin, December 4, 2006
"The Spymaster," Lawrence Wright, January 21, 2008
"State Secrets," Patrick Radden Keefe, April 28, 2008
"The Dirty Trickster," Jeffrey Toobin, June 2, 2008
"The Gatekeeper," Ryan Lizza, March 2, 2009

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