Skip to comments.Roberts Wins Republican Praise in Senate
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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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!
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.