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BUSH PICKS John G. Roberts
July, 19, 2005

Posted on 07/19/2005 4:44:48 PM PDT by freedrudge

Edited on 07/19/2005 4:52:02 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

President Bush has chosen federal appeals court judge John G. Roberts Jr. as his nominee to the Supreme Court, a senior administration official says...


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To: southernnorthcarolina

What is this guys 2A stance? Answer me that one and then I'll congratulate the President.


201 posted on 07/19/2005 5:02:38 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Never underestimate the will of the downtrodden to lie flatter.)
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To: freedrudge

Great news if true. Now time to get down to the serious work of stomping the Dimwits into oblivion, and getting the confirmation done. Here's hoping Frist has a firm grip on the RINO genitalia, this time out.


202 posted on 07/19/2005 5:02:56 PM PDT by thelastvirgil (AKA thelastabu)
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To: mhking

Let me second the just damn.

Way to go President Bush


203 posted on 07/19/2005 5:03:14 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (we should not hesitate to resolve the tension in favor of the Constitution's original meaning-Thomas)
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To: GVgirl

Ooooo a white guy....Jesse ain't gonna like this one bit.


204 posted on 07/19/2005 5:03:14 PM PDT by Weaponier (Hang on its gonna be a bumpy ride!)
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To: blues_guitarist

Rogers will make it there at some point IMO


205 posted on 07/19/2005 5:03:19 PM PDT by Vision (When Hillary Says She's Going To Put The Military On Our Borders...She Becomes Our Next President)
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To: samadams2000

We'll find out.


206 posted on 07/19/2005 5:03:23 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: blues_guitarist

I too would have been happy with Ms Brown. And I'd gladly be happy for any female, black or hispanic justice that walks the walk. IMHO, they have to be someone, anyone that believes in the Constitution as it was intended originally, and who won't make it into a 'living document' which can be altered to accommodate every new fad.


207 posted on 07/19/2005 5:03:33 PM PDT by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: william clark

Pouting mode for sure. It will take no time before they trounce on Bush for not selecting a woman.


208 posted on 07/19/2005 5:03:37 PM PDT by newconhere
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To: blues_guitarist

Hey bg, I'm still hoping for JRBrown for when Rehnquist steps down. And that's coming from a Jewish white guy, if that makes any difference. She's superb!


209 posted on 07/19/2005 5:03:45 PM PDT by JewishRighter (Shoot 'em in the whites of their eyes)
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To: freedrudge

Looks like this is going to be a dog fight. Not that I like dogs fighting, but popcorn and beer are in the mix.


210 posted on 07/19/2005 5:03:50 PM PDT by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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To: agitator
Thanks I was looking for that.

BTW, the radio news just announced "breaking news" during the top of the hour news, about the "memo" in the Rove case. It was exactly the same memo news we've been reading for two days. LOL

211 posted on 07/19/2005 5:03:53 PM PDT by Dr.Hilarious ("My wife was not a clandestine officer the day that Bob Novak blew her identity."-Joe W)
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To: DEADROCK

This is why we fought so hard back in September and October. This is our moment, and our President made it count. We should all call and thank the WH ASAP.


212 posted on 07/19/2005 5:04:06 PM PDT by Clump
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To: Mike Darancette
RATS named hispanic candidates as their choices. Now they will have an excuse to say the President isn't FOR hispanics.

The left is soo transparent.

213 posted on 07/19/2005 5:04:15 PM PDT by OldFriend (MERCY TO THE GUILTY IS CRUELTY TO THE INNOCENT ~ Adam Smith)
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To: Gillmeister
It'l be WWIII but let the games begin and the nuc start warming up.
214 posted on 07/19/2005 5:04:21 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Time to get rid of the UN and the ACLU and all Mosques in the US,UK.)
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To: freedrudge; La Enchiladita

AWESOME!!!!!!!


215 posted on 07/19/2005 5:04:22 PM PDT by Ros42
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To: jveritas
Trust me the Buchananites and third party voters on FR will be rushing in to tell us this is the worst US Supreme Court nominee ever.

No.

That happened this morning following the foolish (and purposeless) false report.

216 posted on 07/19/2005 5:04:23 PM PDT by iconoclast (If you only read ONE book this year, make sure it's Colonel David Hunt's !!!)
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To: Enchante

I agree.

The reason I leaned toward a minority or woman is because in order for this President to push through many of his nominees he was forced to prey on their weaknesses. The nominees he selected were well qualified, but there was a political calculation in the mix. His reasons for doing so were different than the PC culture, though, in which they believe in tit for tat. Dubya just threw that thought process out the door.

Guarenteed the Libs are frothing with this pick. LOL the Reps in the Congress had better damn well push him through. There will be no leniance for "civility" from the base.


217 posted on 07/19/2005 5:04:27 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: lonevoice

No doubt you already heard this, but just in case here is the President's Supreme Court nominee. The President did not let us down.


218 posted on 07/19/2005 5:04:35 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: southernnorthcarolina

"So when will the FReepers who said President Bush would cave to the liberals apologize?"

I'm pretty sure that most people said they hope he doesn't cave to liberals.

Why not find an actual post that says that, and ask the poster yourself?


219 posted on 07/19/2005 5:04:42 PM PDT by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: Mike Bates

I was hoping for Bork also (knowing that it would not happen as that would be just TOO just and right for this backward nation of ours).

However, it is horrible for Bush not to nominate Estrada, a great, decent and honorable judge who was Borked. Bush should have drawn the line and nominated Estrada and let the war begin.

Same goes for Pickering.


220 posted on 07/19/2005 5:04:43 PM PDT by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (The Republican'ts have no spine--they ALWAYS cave-in to the RATs.)
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To: Hank Rearden

Lauras gonna be pissed!


221 posted on 07/19/2005 5:04:49 PM PDT by JDoutrider (As long as the very last mosque stands, the cutting edge of a knife is still pressed on our throats.)
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To: freedrudge

I went for the deek. Nice move Mr. President. Just when I thought the Republicans were missing a pair.


222 posted on 07/19/2005 5:04:50 PM PDT by goodform
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To: LS

so both have a strategy to push harder.....


223 posted on 07/19/2005 5:04:51 PM PDT by atlanta67
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Not Bill Murray, it's Tony Randall's cousin.

;-)


224 posted on 07/19/2005 5:05:07 PM PDT by Voir Dire (Modern liberalism is a Communist plot)
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To: freedrudge

Here's our guy


225 posted on 07/19/2005 5:05:15 PM PDT by Babu
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Comment #226 Removed by Moderator

LET'S GET IT ON!


227 posted on 07/19/2005 5:05:22 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Racism is wrong, no matter who the government discriminates against)
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To: FormerACLUmember

I think I saw that picture on the show "Hippo Beach." No, the hippo did not have breasts that large. Sorry, my mistake.


228 posted on 07/19/2005 5:05:34 PM PDT by daviscupper
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To: goodform

Well we'll have to see if any of the GOP senators have any.


229 posted on 07/19/2005 5:05:37 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: West Coast Conservative
Wow this will be WAR Yahoo!

President Bush chose federal appeals court judge John G. Roberts Jr. on Tuesday as his first nominee for the Supreme Court, selecting a rock solid conservative whose nomination could trigger a tumultuous battle over the direction of the nation's highest court, senior administration officials said.

Bush offered the position to Roberts in a telephone call at 12:35 p.m. after a luncheon with the visiting prime minister of Australia, John Howard. He was to announce it later with a flourish in a nationally broadcast speech to the nation.

Roberts has been on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since June 2003 after being picked for that seat by Bush.

Advocacy groups on the right say that Roberts, a 50-year-old native of Buffalo, N.Y., who attended Harvard Law School, is a bright judge with strong conservative credentials he burnished in the administrations of former Presidents Bush and Reagan. While he has been a federal judge for just a little more than two years, legal experts say that whatever experience he lacks on the bench is offset by his many years arguing cases before the Supreme Court.

Liberal groups, however, say Roberts has taken positions in cases involving free speech and religious liberty that endanger those rights. Abortion rights groups allege that Roberts is hostile to women's reproductive freedom and cite a brief he co-wrote in 1990 that suggested the Supreme Court overturn

Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 high court decision that legalized abortion.

"The court's conclusion in Roe that there is a fundamental right to an abortion ... finds no support in the text, structure or history of the Constitution," the brief said.

In his defense, Roberts told senators during his 2003 confirmation hearing that he would be guided by legal precedent. "Roe v. Wade is the settled law of the land. ... There is nothing in my personal views that would prevent me from fully and faithfully applying that precedent."

While he doesn't have national name recognition, Roberts is a Washington insider who has worked over the years at the White House, Justice Department and in private practice.

In the Reagan administration, Roberts was special assistant to the attorney general and associate counsel to the president. Between 1989 and 1993, he was principal deputy solicitor general,the government's second highest lawyer who argues cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the early 1980s, Roberts was a clerk for Rehnquist before Reagan elevated the retiring jurist to the top chair in 1986.

It was Rehnquist who presided over the swearing-in ceremony when Roberts took his seat on the appeals court for the District of Columbia. It took a while for Roberts to get on the bench. He was nominated for the court in 1992 by the first President Bush and again by the president in 2001. The nominations died in the Senate both times. He was renominated in January 2003 and joined the court in June 2003.

Roberts' nomination to the appellate court attracted support from both sites of the ideological spectrum. Some 126 members of the District of Columbia Bar, including officials of the Clinton administration, signed a letter urging his confirmation. The letter said Roberts was one of the "very best and most highly respected appellate lawyers in the nation" and that his reputation as a "brilliant writer and oral advocate" was well deserved.

"He has been a judge for only two years and authored about 40 opinions, only three of which have drawn any dissent," said Wendy Long, a lawyer representing the conservative Judicial Confirmation Network, adding that his record appears to suit Bush's desire to nominate a judge who will apply the law, as written, and leave policy decisions to the elected branches of government.

230 posted on 07/19/2005 5:05:41 PM PDT by freedrudge
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To: arbusto99
I wouldn't be so quick to celebrate. Bush nominated a white for this pick, which means it is a virtual certainty that a non-white will be picked to replace Rhenquist. So say hello to Chief Justice Alberto Gonzalez.

...uh...Bush could "promote from within"....

231 posted on 07/19/2005 5:05:42 PM PDT by paulat
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To: FormerACLUmember

A lactating hippo is more like it.

U bad....bawhahahhahahaa...gotta love it!!


232 posted on 07/19/2005 5:06:00 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: LS
It means the next pick is a woman, and the STEVENS pick will be Garza.

That is likely, though perhaps not if Rhenquist is the next to go. This nomination doesn't overturn RvW, but when a lib steps down, he'll probably nominate a woman. As someone else posted, probably better not to have RvW overturned by 8 men. Get a conservative woman in on shooting it down, and it is politically more acceptable.

Anyway, we got our first good solid conservative pick. Yee-haw!

233 posted on 07/19/2005 5:06:00 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Josh in PA
Brilliant Bait & Switch by Bush!!!

You can say that again. LOL He probably got a chuckle out of all the 'Edith' discussion going on.

So, do you think John Roberts is 'mainstream' enough to be confirmed without a fight from the Dims? ('cause I'd worry about the his judicial quality if confirmation is too easy.) :^]

234 posted on 07/19/2005 5:06:06 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Sender
If Bush names Brown to replace Rhenquist he will be able to get her in without a fight--First Woman Chief Justice--end of story.

Roberts, whatever his qualifications, would have been easier to defeat for CJ.

235 posted on 07/19/2005 5:06:16 PM PDT by Dr.Hilarious ("My wife was not a clandestine officer the day that Bob Novak blew her identity."-Joe W)
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To: Soul Seeker

I was fooled. I was sure it was gonna be a woman. Not that I have anything against a woman, I just hate the sense of inevitability that our culture now attaches to the "diversity" game. Ie: since it was O'Connor's seat, it had to go to a woman. Props to Team Bush.


236 posted on 07/19/2005 5:06:22 PM PDT by JewishRighter (Shoot 'em in the whites of their eyes)
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To: montag813

Well, if we can't have Michael Savage, I guess this guy will do.


237 posted on 07/19/2005 5:06:36 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: freedrudge

I hope this guy is conservative as he seems....like some have said already....the more liberals scream the more we know Bush made the right choice.


238 posted on 07/19/2005 5:06:53 PM PDT by JediForce (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: iconoclast

Whats the over under in days before he's smeared as racist, homophobic, a god squader, or all of the above? And who will be the first senator to attack him personally?
I say 1 day and Boxer.

By the way wouldnt it be great for him to be personally attacked in conf hearings and have him challenge a senator to a dual over honor. That would be STRONG!!!!


239 posted on 07/19/2005 5:07:16 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Pitchforks and Lanters..with a smiley face!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
What about Bob???

240 posted on 07/19/2005 5:07:18 PM PDT by Fred
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To: blues_guitarist
I am a white male.

I'm pleased with the appointment, subject to further review.

I too would not only have been happy had the nomination gone to Janice Rogers Brown, but at this early moment, I probably would have preferred it. I know more about her than I know about Roberts, and I like very much what I know.

241 posted on 07/19/2005 5:07:22 PM PDT by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: windcliff

over here ping.


242 posted on 07/19/2005 5:07:27 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: samadams2000

Goooo Roberts!


243 posted on 07/19/2005 5:07:45 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: samadams2000

I think Chucky will beat the other Dems to the mikes to trash him.


244 posted on 07/19/2005 5:07:56 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: arbusto99

JRBrown, JRBrown, JRBrown. Just keep saying it over and over again. A woman and a minority. Double whammy. Take that libs!


245 posted on 07/19/2005 5:08:04 PM PDT by JewishRighter (Shoot 'em in the whites of their eyes)
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To: hawaiian
WHAT'S HIS POSITION ON ABORTION?!? That's more important than him being top of his Harvard class or white or male or "comfortable" for the President

As a government lawyer, he wrote briefs urging that Roe v. Wade be overruled. But the position he argued as a government lawyer is not necessarily his personal view.

246 posted on 07/19/2005 5:08:26 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: blues_guitarist

So would I, a white male, have been happy with Ms. Brown. It's time for everyone to judge a person not by the color of their skin but by....., as MLK said.


247 posted on 07/19/2005 5:08:26 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: paulat
Resumé ! Birth: January 27, 1955 Buffalo, New York Legal Residence: Maryland Education: 1973 - 1976 Harvard College A.B. degree 1976 - 1979 Harvard Law School J.D. degree Bar Admittance: 1981 District of Columbia Experience: 1979 - 1980 United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Law Clerk to Hon. Henry Friendly 1980 - 1981 Supreme Court of the United States Law Clerk to Hon. Wm. H. Rehnquist 1981 - 1982 United States Department of Justice Special Assistant to the Attorney General 1982 - 1986 White House Counsel’s Office Associate Counsel to the President 1986 - 1989 Hogan & Hartson Associate 1989 - 1993 United States Department of Justice Principal Deputy Solicitor General 1993 - Present Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P. Partner
248 posted on 07/19/2005 5:08:26 PM PDT by freedrudge
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To: blues_guitarist

I want royalties for the second photo on your profile page.


249 posted on 07/19/2005 5:08:27 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: CA Conservative
Where were all you rah rah guys on the Joy Clement thread?

Peeing your pants?

250 posted on 07/19/2005 5:08:36 PM PDT by iconoclast (If you only read ONE book this year, make sure it's Colonel David Hunt's !!!)
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