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Bush to Nominate Roberts for Chief Justice
FoxNews ^ | Sept 5, 2005

Posted on 09/05/2005 4:39:35 AM PDT by TomGuy

Newsreaders on FoxNews just said a 'Senior administration spokesman' has said Bush plans to nominate Roberts for Chief Justice position.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chiefjustice; johnroberts; judgeroberts; scotus
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1 posted on 09/05/2005 4:39:35 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Works for me :)


2 posted on 09/05/2005 4:40:23 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: TomGuy

Hmmm....not sure what I think of this. I think I'd prefer Scalia be moved up. Should be interesting.


3 posted on 09/05/2005 4:40:54 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: TomGuy
I thought that's what I heard Kirin say.
4 posted on 09/05/2005 4:41:21 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (In Tampa Bay praying for all In Katrina's path.)
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To: tsmith130

I've not been impressed with what I've seen of Roberts so far, but we'll see I suppose...Scalia would have been a better choice...


5 posted on 09/05/2005 4:41:43 AM PDT by College Repub
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To: TomGuy

Windell Golar, FoxNews, confirms Roberts to be nominated for CJ position.


6 posted on 09/05/2005 4:41:55 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: College Repub

I guess Scalia and Thomas just didn't want to go through the confirmation hearings again.


7 posted on 09/05/2005 4:44:31 AM PDT by Skylab
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To: TomGuy

If Fox would replace that guy in the middle with Megyn Kendall, I submit that their ratings would triple.


8 posted on 09/05/2005 4:44:50 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: TomGuy
Streamer on Foxnews.com: President Bush to Address the Nation at 8:01 a.m. EDT

No details on the topic. Earlier speculation by the FoxNews talkies was Katrina. Now, topic could be CJ replacement announcement.
9 posted on 09/05/2005 4:45:09 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

I know it doesnt matter what I think, but we dont know enough about Roberts to place him in the top job for life. If he is appointed we have him for maybe 40 years. Thats too long for someone we dont know that much about.


10 posted on 09/05/2005 4:45:10 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: College Repub
Roberts Index

The above is a link to all the info you may want to read on Roberts. It was compiled by the Michigan Law School Library.

11 posted on 09/05/2005 4:45:43 AM PDT by THEUPMAN (#### comment deleted by moderator)
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To: TomGuy

Roberts has continually been compared to Rehnquist.

I would have preferred Scalia but not a bad idea considering the thought of a third confirmation.


12 posted on 09/05/2005 4:46:27 AM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: TomGuy

Just reported on C-SPAN. Prez to go Live in about 30 minutes.


13 posted on 09/05/2005 4:47:23 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Skylab
I guess Scalia and Thomas just didn't want to go through the confirmation hearings again.

More like the administration. Moving Thomas or Scalia up would have meant three confirmation hearings instead of two.

14 posted on 09/05/2005 4:47:28 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Republican Red

This is definitely what I'd call being in the right place at the right time...


15 posted on 09/05/2005 4:47:38 AM PDT by alancarp (Will hack code for oil)
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To: tiredoflaundry

I think CNN was hoping it would be... O'Connor.


16 posted on 09/05/2005 4:47:50 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And now, little man, I give the watch to you.”)
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To: TomGuy

Wish I was more comfortable with him. I'm not sure that this is not expediency over quality


17 posted on 09/05/2005 4:48:07 AM PDT by WillMalven (It don't matter where you are when "the bomb" goes off, as long as you can say "What was that?")
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To: sgtbono2002
but we dont know enough about Roberts to place him in the top job for life.

He sounds like he's a decent, honorable, thoughtful man. FWIW, that's enough for me :)

18 posted on 09/05/2005 4:48:50 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: TomGuy

Hat's off man you're fast! Works for me I like John Roberts.


19 posted on 09/05/2005 4:48:57 AM PDT by defconw (ALLEN IN 08+Levin for Senate!)
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To: TomGuy
Ouch. Bush is going to take the heat for not promoting from within.

sw

20 posted on 09/05/2005 4:49:03 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (50,000 refugees to AR)
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To: johnny7

I think you are right.


21 posted on 09/05/2005 4:49:53 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (In Tampa Bay praying for all In Katrina's path.)
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To: TomGuy
Could someone explain why this matters so much. It's not like the Chief Justice gets two votes. As far as I'm concerned, make Ginsburg Chief and nominate a Scalia-like replacement for Rehnquist's spot. Makes it look like Bush "compromised."

This is a simple solution, so I'm sure it's wrong somehow. Someone please explain why.

22 posted on 09/05/2005 4:50:04 AM PDT by Scarchin (www.classdismissedblog.com.)
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To: spectre
Bush is going to take the heat for not promoting from within.

Not so sure about that. They just said it's rare to promote from within; only been done 3 times in the past.

23 posted on 09/05/2005 4:50:42 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: TomGuy
Here is a Yahoo news link for confirmation:

Bush to Nominate Roberts As Chief Justice

By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer 3 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Moving swiftly, President Bush will nominate John Roberts to succeed William H. Rehnquist as chief justice, a senior administration source said Monday.

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The president was to make the announcement in the Oval Office before leaving for another trip to the hurricane-battered Gulf Coast.

Bush met with Roberts at the White House on Sunday evening for about a half an hour and then offered him the top position at the Supreme Court on Monday morning, the administration official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because Bush had not announced his selection.


24 posted on 09/05/2005 4:50:47 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Non-Sequitur

I kinda thought W would go for three, just to tweak their noses.


25 posted on 09/05/2005 4:50:50 AM PDT by mathluv (Mercy shown to an evil man is cruelty to the innocent.)
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To: TomGuy

BRILLIANT MOVE!!!


26 posted on 09/05/2005 4:51:12 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: TomGuy

Should be Scalia... Not sure what to think of this.


27 posted on 09/05/2005 4:51:42 AM PDT by The Mayor ( Pray as if everything depends on God; work as if everything depends on you.)
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To: AmericaUnited

Please, for the court-challenged, explain.

Thanks.


28 posted on 09/05/2005 4:52:05 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Scarchin

The CJ decides who writes the decisions. What else do they do?


29 posted on 09/05/2005 4:52:12 AM PDT by mathluv (Mercy shown to an evil man is cruelty to the innocent.)
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To: spectre
Heck, this should make the left happy!/sarc

Now Bush has the chance to have a other woman take "O'Connors place.

30 posted on 09/05/2005 4:52:16 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (In Tampa Bay praying for all In Katrina's path.)
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To: sgtbono2002

"We don't know enough abuot Roberts" ??? Freepers are beginning to sound like Democrats. That's their reasoning for opposing him - but it doesn't make sense because the Dem's vehement opposition suggests otherwise. They indeed do know about Roberts and they do not like the thought of him being on the court at all. It seeme that we conservatives can infer some positive attributes to Judge Roberts merely by the tone and nature of his enemies.

I cannot give the radical liberals on the Senate Judicial committee that much credit with trying to pull a Bre'r Rabbit on us.


31 posted on 09/05/2005 4:53:13 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Socratic

Does anyone know if it is really true that all SC Justices wrote notes of condolence, or perhaps it was formal statements, concerning the death of Judge Rhenqiust; except Souter?


32 posted on 09/05/2005 4:53:38 AM PDT by Socratic (Liberal's motto: Capio ergo sum.)
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To: Gumdrop

I think he is about the same age as Rehnquist was when he was nominated for CJ?


33 posted on 09/05/2005 4:55:15 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: TomGuy

The choice is up to President Bush. If he picks John Roberts for CJ, that's that. Now if Roberts turns out to be another William Rehnquist, conservatives have nothing to worry about.


34 posted on 09/05/2005 4:56:46 AM PDT by Reagan Man (Secure the borders;punish employers who hire illegals;halt all welfare handouts to illegals.)
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To: sgtbono2002
"I know it doesnt matter what I think ..."


It does matter. And especially to you.


This is a forum of ideas. (as I know you are fully aware) People do not need to agree, but you, I and every other member of FR need to do it.



35 posted on 09/05/2005 4:56:58 AM PDT by G.Mason
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To: tsmith130
Not so sure about that. They just said it's rare to promote from within; only been done 3 times in the past.

Thanks, I wasn't aware of that :)

sw

36 posted on 09/05/2005 4:57:05 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (50,000 refugees to AR)
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To: mathluv
I kinda thought W would go for three, just to tweak their noses.

His agenda is in enough trouble as it is. He doesn't need a war over this, especially when it isn't necessary. Thomas and Scalia are on the bench, they're staying on the bench. Being Chief Justice doesn't enhance or detract from their ability to influence decisions. Put Roberts in as Chief Justice, appoint an Associate Lustice, and get on with things.

37 posted on 09/05/2005 4:57:12 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Socratic
Posted by SpringheelJack On 09/04/2005 11:15:18 PM EDT · 136 replies · 3,073+ views

CNN ^ | September 4, 2005 | CNN (CNN) -- The Supreme Court released statements by seven Supreme Court justices who paid tribute to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who died Saturday. A statement from Justice David Souter is not expected, the court said. Justice John Paul Stevens: "William Rehnquist's independent, impartial and dedicated leadership of the Supreme Court has been an inspiration to those of us privileged to serve with him -- and to the entire nation as well. Charles Evans Hughes, a great chief justice whom he particularly admired, would have been proud of the example he set as the leader of the court. "He was truly...

38 posted on 09/05/2005 4:57:16 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: TomGuy

I'd prefer Scalia.


39 posted on 09/05/2005 4:59:21 AM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: TomGuy

This means several things:

1) Bush wants to appoint a woman or minority to the bench without making that person CJ.

2) Bush wants O'Connor to stay until both nominees are approved (her vacancy will now likely remain unfilled past the October 3rd start of the session)

3)Luttig will not be picked (he would have been picked for CJ if he was the guy)


40 posted on 09/05/2005 4:59:29 AM PDT by ChronicMA
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To: Gumdrop

I agree. Just because the other side hates him so much, it must mean he's good, more than good actually


41 posted on 09/05/2005 4:59:44 AM PDT by SaintDismas (Jest becuz you put yer boots in the oven, don't make it bread)
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To: Non-Sequitur
He is going to get a war regardless.

The lady on Fox and Friends is explaining all this well. She is really attacking the partisonship of the Senate.

42 posted on 09/05/2005 5:00:12 AM PDT by mathluv (Mercy shown to an evil man is cruelty to the innocent.)
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To: College Repub
I've not been impressed with what I've seen of Roberts so far, but we'll see I suppose...Scalia would have been a better choice...

Whew, at least it saves another tirade and the personal degradation that these court battles have engendered.

Bet Scalia is breathing a sigh of relief, can you imagine what the Dems would do with that confirmation hearing??

43 posted on 09/05/2005 5:00:42 AM PDT by LinnieBeth
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To: Loyal Buckeye

They need to get rid of Julian. Yesterday he seemed to agree with that there might be race issues involved in NO based on the way it was handled. He is probably the most liberal of all of the Friends gang in my opinion.


44 posted on 09/05/2005 5:00:51 AM PDT by dmw
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To: TomGuy
One minute. Go to C-SPAN!
45 posted on 09/05/2005 5:00:52 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: TomGuy
Just heard this. To be announced from the Oval.

This is NOT SANE.

46 posted on 09/05/2005 5:01:02 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Cindy Sheehan: "All You Are Saying Is Give APPEASEMENT A Chance!")
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To: G.Mason
"I know it doesnt matter what I think ..."

I think, therefore I am. [René Descartes]

I post, therefore I irritate. [TomGuy]

It does matter. Otherwise, one might as well just be a statue for pigeons to land on.
47 posted on 09/05/2005 5:01:22 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: tsmith130

Thanks. I read so much on FR, sometimes I'm not sure if I correctly remember certain details.


48 posted on 09/05/2005 5:01:59 AM PDT by Socratic (Liberal's motto: Capio ergo sum.)
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To: tiredoflaundry

Maybe the left will be to busy with this news and lay off the blame Bush game. (Katrina)


49 posted on 09/05/2005 5:02:16 AM PDT by stopem
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To: TomGuy
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50 posted on 09/05/2005 5:02:24 AM PDT by TomGuy
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