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Roberts Wins Republican Praise in Senate ^ | 27 September 2005

Posted on 09/26/2005 5:47:53 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

WASHINGTON — John Roberts, hailed by supporters as "the brightest of the bright," cruised Monday toward easy confirmation as chief justice while President Bush hinted that his next pick to the Supreme Court could be a minority or a woman.

"Diversity is one of the strengths of the country," the president said.

Roberts, a 50-year-old federal appellate judge and the president's first pick for the Supreme Court, is assured of getting an overwhelming confirmation vote by the Senate later this week, making him the nation's 17th chief justice.

Roberts is "the brightest of the bright," declared Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., as the Senate began several days of debate.

Two-thirds of the 100 senators — both Republicans and Democrats — already had promised to support Roberts as the successor to the late William H. Rehnquist before the debate began. Roberts' would-be colleagues support him, too, said Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; gop; justicejohnroberts; praise; robertshearings; scotus; ussenate
Roberts has quite a reputation to live up to. I pray he does.
1 posted on 09/26/2005 5:47:53 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

Hope your prayers are answered. However, I fear he will continue the 70 year old court policy of inflicting damage on the Republic. At this statge in our history the leadership intuitively choses the most harmful course of action. Such a propensity may even be physiological!

2 posted on 09/26/2005 5:52:35 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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Roberts is in.

Please move on!!

Next nominee is the KEY to breat the activist rulings.

Name a true originalist. Fight for the nominee. Get one confirmed. Keep nominating originalists until one is confirmed.

3 posted on 09/26/2005 5:55:30 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: Aussie Dasher
This weekend I was listening to audio tapes of some of cases John Roberts tried before the Supremes.
At one point Scalia was off on a tangent and using lots of Latin to which John Roberts replied quickly saying, "Yes, it would be a non sequitur."
This evoked great laughter from Scalia and he said, "Touche Mr Roberts."

To me in sounded like they very much like each other and are intellectual equals.
4 posted on 09/26/2005 5:55:30 PM PDT by msnimje (Hurricane KATRINA - An Example of Nature's Enforcement of Eminent Domain)
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