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LIVE THREAD: John Roberts Sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | September 29, 2005

Posted on 09/29/2005 11:57:54 AM PDT by Howlin

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; chiefjustice; johnroberts; roberts; robertscourt; robertshearings; scotus; ussc
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To: Howlin

Now here's a question:

The oath he took sounded a lot like the one Cheney took back in Jan. Are they the same?


51 posted on 09/29/2005 12:06:54 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Please don't feed the tagline.)
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To: Howlin

Wooooo Hooooooo!!


52 posted on 09/29/2005 12:07:09 PM PDT by SE Mom (Conservatives: faith-based - Liberals: hate-based)
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To: Capt. Jake
Uh oh, three back alley abortions were just performed behind our building

I can feel my rights "rolling back".

53 posted on 09/29/2005 12:07:21 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: Howlin

I was in a bad mood this morning and called Roberts an inkblot, which for me is pretty nasty. But there's no doubt Rehnquist was consulted on that pick, and if Roberts is good enough for Rehnquist, that's good enough!
Now let's fret about the next new-tone nominee...


54 posted on 09/29/2005 12:07:26 PM PDT by Graymatter
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To: jeltz25
does anyone seriously wonder how the pledge of allegiance can be thought unconsitutional when the Supreme Court oath itself ends with, "So help me God"?

There is certainly no shortage of hypocrisy in Washington, is there?

55 posted on 09/29/2005 12:07:42 PM PDT by TChris ("The central issue is America's credibility and will to prevail" - Goh Chok Tong)
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To: Ron in Acreage
Awesome! Now Bush better get his ass to California to put out those fires or he'll have hell to pay!

I'm still trying to figure out why Karl Rove wanted them started in the first place.

56 posted on 09/29/2005 12:07:51 PM PDT by Petronski (I thank God for Cyborg.)
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To: SE Mom


Hey friend girl... WOO-HOO is right.


57 posted on 09/29/2005 12:08:01 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: Howlin; All

If anyone has some screen captures, pls put them up for the TV-free among you!

Thx


58 posted on 09/29/2005 12:08:03 PM PDT by Zechariah_8_13 (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: Howlin

1 down, 5 to go..........


59 posted on 09/29/2005 12:08:10 PM PDT by Red Badger (In life, you don't get what you deserve. You get what you settle for...........)
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To: AppyPappy
I think I heard Jack...didn't get the pleasure of seeing him dance, dang it :)

sw

60 posted on 09/29/2005 12:08:24 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: alisasny

Chief Justice Roberts. Chief Justice Roberts. Chief Justice Roberts.

Everytime I read it, I think of Dread Pirate Roberts.


61 posted on 09/29/2005 12:08:24 PM PDT by Norman Conquest (Matt... Damon...)
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To: Howlin

If you had been about 2 minutes quicker with this, we wouldn't have had split Live Threads :-)


62 posted on 09/29/2005 12:08:27 PM PDT by steveegg ($3.00 a gallon is the price you pay for ANWR! Start drilling or stop whining! - HT Falcon4.0)
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To: Howlin

No, no, no! Chief Justice of the UNITED STATES!!!


63 posted on 09/29/2005 12:09:01 PM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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There's an official judicial oath Monday at the Supreme Court, then he gets his snazzy robe. :-)


64 posted on 09/29/2005 12:09:03 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Graymatter

If indeed Rhenquist was involved in making Roberts chief then he also knew how controversial Chief Justice Scalia would have been.

Today is a good day...REJOICE : )))


65 posted on 09/29/2005 12:09:06 PM PDT by alisasny (Liberal UTOPIA rains down in New Orleans Way to go)
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To: konaice
Stevens swears him in

That makes sense since Stevens is the Senior tenure SCOTUS Justice, even though he is a raging liberal.

Just trying to deflect the knee jerk reaction and those of a certain tin foil crowd who will find a conspiracy in that and post ad nauseum.(Stevens swearing in Roberts)

66 posted on 09/29/2005 12:09:08 PM PDT by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: Ron in Acreage

LOL.

....and bring the cash buddy so we can yell at you for being fiscally irresponsible and we can raise taxes! 'Cause if you don't we'll call you stingy and out of touch/Dem hysteria


67 posted on 09/29/2005 12:09:19 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: AppyPappy

They have to keep snapping until they get a 'bad' face made by Bush.


68 posted on 09/29/2005 12:09:19 PM PDT by maica (Do not believe the garbage the media is feeding you back home. ---Allegra (in Iraq))
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To: onyx
There is absolutely NO reason to believe he is anything similar to Souter, let alone a Souter clone.

Except for that pro-bono homo thing that has never been given a satisfactory answer.
69 posted on 09/29/2005 12:09:34 PM PDT by Antoninus (The greatest gifts parents can give their children are siblings.)
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To: All

No. I have not looked through all the replies...:-) No time. Okay. How long before we know the next pick? Looks like a war brewing no matter who it is.


70 posted on 09/29/2005 12:09:49 PM PDT by Types_with_Fist (I'm on FReep so often that when I read an article at another site I scroll down for the comments.)
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To: onyx

Hey you! This is SUCH a good day...after all the #$%^ lately:)


71 posted on 09/29/2005 12:09:52 PM PDT by SE Mom (Conservatives: faith-based - Liberals: hate-based)
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To: Petronski
I'm still trying to figure out why Karl Rove wanted them started in the first place

Well Duh! Because Bush hates rich white people.

72 posted on 09/29/2005 12:09:56 PM PDT by txroadkill
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To: Petronski

The fires are a diversion from the Delay indictment. Didn't you get the memo?


73 posted on 09/29/2005 12:10:20 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage (It's the borders stupid! "ALLEN IN 08")
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To: Howlin

Great!

I want to see Chris Matthews blow a gasket this evening. And all the other lib media jerks.


74 posted on 09/29/2005 12:10:20 PM PDT by Palladin (America! America! God shed His grace on Thee.)
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To: Types_with_Fist
No. I have not looked through all the replies...:-) No time. Okay. How long before we know the next pick? Looks like a war brewing no matter who it is.

Rumor is tomorrow.

75 posted on 09/29/2005 12:10:56 PM PDT by steveegg ($3.00 a gallon is the price you pay for ANWR! Start drilling or stop whining! - HT Falcon4.0)
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To: Howlin

I thought it was great that he mentioned the word "prayer" a few times. A few heads at DU probably exploded.

I also thought it funny that he mentioned JP Stevens was into his 30th year on the Supreme Court. My devious mind immediately thought we'll have another seat real soon.


76 posted on 09/29/2005 12:11:14 PM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: Antoninus


PRO BONO is the explanation.


77 posted on 09/29/2005 12:11:18 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: Howlin

He was nervous. Never heard him misspeak before. He referred to the Capitol as the home of the Executive branch. Must be flying high. It has to be quite a rush to become one of such a small fraternity - 17th CJUS.


78 posted on 09/29/2005 12:11:35 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and Ye shall find.)
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To: Howlin

Rehnquist will be enjoying it from his ringside seat in Heaven.


79 posted on 09/29/2005 12:11:42 PM PDT by Palladin (America! America! God shed His grace on Thee.)
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To: pollyannaish

Those are evil rich houses anyway. Let them burn!


80 posted on 09/29/2005 12:11:50 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage (It's the borders stupid! "ALLEN IN 08")
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To: SE Mom

Am I the only one who thought Roberts gave the Dems a very subtle dig in his comments?..I liked it..and BTW..how shallow of Reid NOT to come to the ceremony..


81 posted on 09/29/2005 12:12:14 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Howlin

Actually his title is Chief Justice of the United States not the Supreme Court


82 posted on 09/29/2005 12:12:25 PM PDT by Mikey_1962
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To: steveegg
Rumor is tomorrow.

Late on Friday to avoid too much demogoguery by the Dems but to be ready for the Sunday talk shows?

83 posted on 09/29/2005 12:12:55 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: SE Mom


Yep -- I think I'll celebrate with an ice cold root beer.

CHEERS!


84 posted on 09/29/2005 12:13:02 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: rhombus; AppyPappy

The digital cameras used by photojournalists still have physical shutters and mirrors. They are going to make noise.

The noise on TV is probably enhanced by the position of the microphones.


85 posted on 09/29/2005 12:13:50 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Howlin



Tee Time!

86 posted on 09/29/2005 12:13:53 PM PDT by OESY
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To: Victor

I second that nomination!

Anybody of the vote list? Who voted against?


87 posted on 09/29/2005 12:14:00 PM PDT by tuckrdout (The good man wins his case by careful argument; the evil-minded only wants to fight. Prov. 13:2)
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To: onyx
There is absolutely NO reason to believe he is anything similar to Souter, let alone a Souter clone.

Was there any reason to believe that Souter would be a "Souter" when nominated? The dems were doing their usual "fight to the last bullet" routine on him too.

88 posted on 09/29/2005 12:14:02 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (We need a strict constructionist - not someone who plays shadow puppet theater with the Constitution)
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To: rhombus

Speaking of that, did you catch the instant commercial over on Fox asking the RATs to hold a fair up-or-down vote next time too? Nice touch.


89 posted on 09/29/2005 12:14:35 PM PDT by steveegg ($3.00 a gallon is the price you pay for ANWR! Start drilling or stop whining! - HT Falcon4.0)
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To: Ron in Acreage; Petronski
Didn't you get the memo?

"Yeah, I'll get you another copy of that."

90 posted on 09/29/2005 12:15:06 PM PDT by TheBigB (I will punch the next person who confuses "you're" and "your". Seriously. Don't test me.)
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To: Ron in Acreage

Nope...only evil if they are rich REPUBLICAN houses. ; )


91 posted on 09/29/2005 12:15:09 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: txroadkill
Well Duh! Because Bush hates rich white people.

And I thought it was poor black people Bush hates! Or was that last week? ;-)

92 posted on 09/29/2005 12:15:17 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl
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To: Howlin
Well I wanted to see Jack. They kept talking about him but I couldn't see the little fellow.

Congratulations Chief Justice Roberts!

Yes, you have our hopes and prayers.

93 posted on 09/29/2005 12:15:27 PM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: BibChr

It's ROE...

Roe V. Wade


94 posted on 09/29/2005 12:16:10 PM PDT by tuckrdout (The good man wins his case by careful argument; the evil-minded only wants to fight. Prov. 13:2)
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To: Howlin

Did Souter swear him in with the special RINO handshake?


95 posted on 09/29/2005 12:16:29 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Put a mirror to the face of the republican party and all you'll see is a Donkey.)
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To: steveegg
Speaking of that, did you catch the instant commercial over on Fox asking the RATs to hold a fair up-or-down vote next time too?

The ones showing "Miss Grundy" Ginsberg declining to answer questions at her hearing were excellent.

96 posted on 09/29/2005 12:17:02 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: BibChr
So... did he overturn Rowe yet? If not, I'll... I'll never vote for W again! Dan

Some folks need to take a 6th grade social studies class. And then read the United States Constitution.

97 posted on 09/29/2005 12:17:04 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: JustaCowgirl
And I thought it was poor black people Bush hates! Or was that last week? ;-)

That was so last week :-)

98 posted on 09/29/2005 12:17:08 PM PDT by steveegg ($3.00 a gallon is the price you pay for ANWR! Start drilling or stop whining! - HT Falcon4.0)
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To: Palladin

Gawd! Matthews is on now. He looks like he just swallowed a frog. He's not weraring a black armband...yet.


99 posted on 09/29/2005 12:17:21 PM PDT by Palladin (America! America! God shed His grace on Thee.)
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To: ken5050

Reid is a small man. No stature or class.

I will sleep better tonight knowing Roberts is CJSCOTUS


100 posted on 09/29/2005 12:17:34 PM PDT by SE Mom (Conservatives: faith-based - Liberals: hate-based)
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