Skip to comments.The Chief Justice Will Not be Retiring Today
Posted on 07/08/2005 1:39:29 PM PDT by Checkers
according to Marty Lederman, anyway.
The Supreme Court Nomination Blog is your "go to" source for the latest on the SC---I'm sorry, I'm laughing too hard....!
Whoohoo! Bush gets two!
LOL!!! Now you tell them after the liberals have suffered heart attacks and seizures!
Now if we can get a couple of conservatives to replace them...
THAT would be a double-back handed whiplash!!!
I can't believe Marty still has this post up.
LOL. I'm very hopeful Bush will nominate originalists. I have faith that he will. His judicial nominations have been very good so far IMO.
I'm scratching my head wondering how they're going to SPIN this in their favor, guess I'll wait to see what Dean and Kennedy have to say, when they sober up?
Marty Lederman = Baghdad Bob?
I want to sucker punch the democrats.... confirm one huge conservative, promote Scalia or Thomas, and then go for another huge conservative.
LOL -- pretty soon the libs will be able to turn their heads all around with he is, he is not, he is! :)
How reliable or unreliable is this guy?
This is just too funny! Guess we will know for sure when the President gets back.
LOL!!! They may not be sober for the rest of the weekend!
Drudge is right now reporting that Rehinquist has retired, announcement will be made tonight.
You and me both -- minute I found out Dr. Tom was sitting on Judiciary I started laughing. Dems are doomed at SCOTUS nominations.
Looks like more whiplash! I am sitting here laughing at all of this and picturing Hillary and the RATs going bonkers.
All the things I don't like about Bush - prescription drugs and spending, not securing the border etc. are pretty much things he told us he would or would not do. The things he told us he would do that I support him for - prosecuting the WOT, tax cuts, originalist judges - so far have been accurate.
yup , I'm on the edge of MY seat , ... this is better than the last 10 laps of a NASCAR race , and I luv dat s**t
LOL, yeah, yeah, suuuuuuuure you are.
I think Rehnquist is gone today, and I think it's great. Can you imagine how bonkers they'll be going when we get two originalists in parallel hearings?
I hate to break it to Marty, but I think his source just burned him.
"Parents, it's 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time. Do YOU know where YOUR Chief Justice is?"
If'n we could just get one more to announce so the President would have a trifecta then both extremes of the political specter could go bonkers.... Malken has Drudge reporting who's source is anyones guess, maybe Novak who's source we have no idea..... Great rumor mongering.... don'tcha just love it....
I saw some article that now has four hispanics in the mix, three from Texas and Estrada..... LOL.
Bush gets 3 if he promotes Scalia to CJ.
I've been predicting Luttig for Chief Justice and McConnell for Associate Justice. But Bush is not the type of person to just appoint 2 white guys when a woman is retiring. So, I guess it will be Luttig for Chief and either a woman or a Hispanic for Associate.
ROFLOL!!! This circus is getting fun to watch -- stand back and watch both extremes go nuts!
This is going to be fun to watch! I cannot wait for the hearings and see Dr. Tom in action!
I think he got burned too -- it is even better this way because the Libs are going bonkers not knowing if it is true and then being hit with a Stevens retirement -- been sitting here laughing!
Dr. Coburn is saying William Pryor would be great, and I am thinking he will replace a woman with a woman -- Janice Brown would be perfect. That would be two they just confirmed off that list which would be hilarious to watch.
It is now 5:50 EDT and no retirement.
Drudge changed his headine briefly to say there would be an announcement tonight, but is now backing off and it just says "Report: Rehnquist to retire."
Looks like SCOTUS blog may be correct.
However, then again, Red State says this as an update:
"Update [2005-7-8 17:20:42 by Erick]: William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, has retired. A White House statement is forthcoming. Should caveat this: A very good source says this."
Red State has updated and said the retirement has occurred......this is not confirmed by Drudge (who seems to be backing off the story) or any other place:
Red state update: "Update [2005-7-8 17:20:42 by Erick]: William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, has retired. A White House statement is forthcoming. Should caveat this: A very good source says this."
He also said 2 other sources told him that, though no WH sources.
I have a feeling people across the nation will get to know him for the first time. I can't imagine he'll be tranquil.
You can be sure of that -- tranquil and Dr. Tom or Senator Inhofe for that matter, do not fit well in the same sentence!
I think that source is right that he will be retiring and wouldn't surprise me that the President gets his letter upon return to the White House. That said, I am going out to finish mowing my lawn which means the announcement will occur momentarily since I delayed mowing to hear! :)
Because he gets ONE new justice for O'Conner, TWO Scalia gets promoted to CJ instead of Rehnquist, THREE he gets to appoint another new justice to take Scalia's old spot. One, two, three solid conservatives, plus Thomas.
Now, if Stevens, Ginsburg, Kennedy, or Souter retires (or dies) he gets FOUR, FIVE, SIX & SEVEN. Wouldn't that be sweet? Breyer would have to write all the dissentions.
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