Skip to comments.Chief justice favored Roberts
Posted on 09/05/2005 10:54:30 PM PDT by Kay
Judge John G. Roberts Jr. was long regarded as the best Supreme Court lawyer in the nation by the very man whose shoes President Bush has chosen him to fill.
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who died Saturday, played a key role in shaping Judge Roberts by making him a pupil during the early 1980s and propelling his career as a lawyer and federal judge in subsequent years.
Ted Cruz, who clerked for Chief Justice Rehnquist during the mid-1990s, recalled that he and fellow clerks once asked their boss whom he considered to be the most superior Supreme Court litigator.
When Mr. Bush nominated Judge Roberts to replace outgoing Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, some suggested that it might have been more poetic had Judge Roberts been nominated to replace Chief Justice Rehnquist, because it was under the chief justice's wing that his career in Washington blossomed.
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For all we know, perhaps Rehnquist suggested Roberts to Bush personally.
I'm thinking that's a really good guess
I hope Dershowitz has to try a case before Roberts.
No, it would have been most poetic to have Rehnquist swear in Roberts. Some things were not meant to be, I suppose.
Dershowitz! No class. No tact. Denigrated Chief Justice Rehnquist on the very night he died.
What goes around comes around.
Now that Roberts is being nominated as "Chief Justice to the Supreme Court" instead of plain old "Supreme Court Justice", the Democrats in the Senate will need lots more time to "reconsider" the nomination because this CHANGES EVERYTHING.
But they'll put that on hold because now they need to get on with the REALLY important business of the Senate, like holding hearings on why George Bush used hurricane Katrina to murder African-Americans living in New Orleans while helping his oil buddies price gouge at the gasoline pump.
(I pity the fool who needs the sarcasm tag.)
Obviously Ann Coulter never talked with the Chief about John G Roberts, Jr.
What makes you say that Jonathan Turley hates Roberts?
Hate might be to strong a word.
That's a very distinct possibility that I hadn't thought of before.
Thanks for the info.
Had dinner with several relatives tonight after work. 2 of them think that Bush will lose Roberts now that he is renominated to Chief Justice. But when I asked them who they thought Bush should have nominated, they had no answer.
The Dems trapped themselves. When SDO announced her retirement they anointed her and said the PRES cannot replace a Woman swing vote with a white male conservative. Now he is replacing one white male conservative with another. They have no ammunition against him.
"(I pity the fool who needs the sarcasm tag.)"
LOL! I'll drink to tha-a-a-a.........say what???
I pity the fool who needs the sarcasm tag for that.
"I like this quote from Jonathan Turley who obviously hates John G. Roberts.
No, the court is not likely to change John Roberts, but Roberts will almost certainly change the court."
That could go either way.
That's something I have been thinking as well, but I never posted. After all, Roberts WAS Rehnquist's clerk and I assume they got to know each other pretty well.