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Bush: Judge Samuel Alito is new choice for Supreme Court nominee
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Posted on 10/31/2005 3:12:28 AM PST by kcvl

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
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To: no dems

My personal hope is that Ruth Ginsberg steps down in the next year or so, and that President Bush's THIRD SC pick is someone like Janice Rogers Brown.


601 posted on 10/31/2005 5:02:02 AM PST by alwaysconservative (For God so loved the world, He didn't send a committee.)
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To: txrangerette

Silliness abounds. Anyway, thanks for the support, txrangerette.


602 posted on 10/31/2005 5:02:11 AM PST by Peach (I believe Congressman Weldon.)
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To: SpringheelJack
"Specter has been quite vocal about his stance on justices who might overturn Roe.

we'll see...but I can hear the questions; really?Is that how you thank a President who is solely responible for both of your friggin jobs. (Sen. and Judicial Cmte Chairman) Is that how you repay those who support you?

At any rate, we'll know by noon. I'll bet ya he's on board. He'll talk his way around abortion concerns.

603 posted on 10/31/2005 5:02:17 AM PST by chiller (Libs prove once again they can not be trusted with power..)
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To: ConsentofGoverned

Mr. President. Outa the park!


604 posted on 10/31/2005 5:02:23 AM PST by safisoft (Give me Torah!)
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To: kabar

There have been some shocking comments about this. I can't believe in this day and age people still think like this.


605 posted on 10/31/2005 5:02:24 AM PST by chris1 ("Make the other guy die for his country" - George S. Patton)
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To: rhombus

What's up with Mass then?
They also keep re electing the two largest POSs to the Senate, and prolly will until those two die.

Something about the far NE...


606 posted on 10/31/2005 5:02:25 AM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: kabar
"Five Catholics and two Jews if you want to conjure up a conspiracy."
......................................................
Some say the POPE is really a German Jew. the Scions plan is almost complete..666. The End times are here..
dang this would make a great tv series I"ll call it the ummm yes the X FILES.
607 posted on 10/31/2005 5:03:05 AM PST by ConsentofGoverned (if a sucker is born every minute, what are the voters?)
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To: mainepatsfan

Just having fun with some "core Democratic principles" - I figured you should bone up if you were going to work for the democrats against RINOs. Just having a little fun.


608 posted on 10/31/2005 5:03:09 AM PST by rhombus
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To: All

I'm looking at Alito now on TV and I like the looks of him. He looks TOUGH! I can't wait to hear him during the hearings.


609 posted on 10/31/2005 5:03:39 AM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (Is it OK to steal tag lines from tee-shirts and bumper stickers?)
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To: alwaysconservative

RBG will have to be carried out before steping down while GWB is President.


610 posted on 10/31/2005 5:03:51 AM PST by kabar
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To: Mo1

Alito looks much younger than in his pictures.

Italian Catholic congratulations!


611 posted on 10/31/2005 5:03:59 AM PST by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname

This is going to be great!


612 posted on 10/31/2005 5:04:18 AM PST by chris1 ("Make the other guy die for his country" - George S. Patton)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
On Fox it's already started: "The President has pandered to the most extreme wing of his political party..blah, blah, blah"

You mean the "extreme wing" that voted him in as President? No kidding? /sarcasm

613 posted on 10/31/2005 5:04:32 AM PST by madison10
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To: rhombus

I get you now. I couldn't do it. I'd go nuts by lunch on my first day.


614 posted on 10/31/2005 5:04:32 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: TexasRedeye

Krauthammer may not ALWAYS be right, but he sure gave the President and Harriet Miers the rationale for "cover" in her withdrawal. His advice or observation formed the basis of putting right a disastrous situation. His view is the same as my hope: the third pick should be JRB.


615 posted on 10/31/2005 5:04:47 AM PST by alwaysconservative (For God so loved the world, He didn't send a committee.)
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To: OXENinFLA
heh...
Happy Halloween
616 posted on 10/31/2005 5:04:51 AM PST by firewalk
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To: All

yet ANOTHER pick arrising out of the DOJ how politically "safe"

The monks must be happy.


617 posted on 10/31/2005 5:04:52 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Republican Red

Let's roll!


618 posted on 10/31/2005 5:05:08 AM PST by chris1 ("Make the other guy die for his country" - George S. Patton)
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To: RockinRight
You mean, has the Senate learned the Miers lesson. They're about to find out.
619 posted on 10/31/2005 5:05:16 AM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: chiller
we'll see...but I can hear the questions; really?Is that how you thank a President who is solely responible for both of your friggin jobs. (Sen. and Judicial Cmte Chairman) Is that how you repay those who support you?

Politics ain't beanbag, as they say. You want a friend in Washington, get a dog. The guys who started those cliches knew what they were talking about.

620 posted on 10/31/2005 5:05:43 AM PST by SpringheelJack
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To: tiredoflaundry

LOL. Good morning tiredoflaundry...great graphic as usual ;o)


621 posted on 10/31/2005 5:05:57 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
The way they have been elected, it might seem that it would be in their best interests to vote nay.
622 posted on 10/31/2005 5:05:58 AM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname

Beautiful family. Can't hurt at all.


623 posted on 10/31/2005 5:05:59 AM PST by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: SpringheelJack

There it was ... the librarian-wife-crony connection. HAHAHA


624 posted on 10/31/2005 5:06:17 AM PST by Bulldaddy ("Vote for me and all your wildest dreams will come true" - Pedro Sanchez)
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Thank you, Mr. President.


625 posted on 10/31/2005 5:06:30 AM PST by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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To: SpringheelJack

Nice guys finish last.


626 posted on 10/31/2005 5:07:18 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: bill1952
What's up with Mass then?

The problem with Mass is it is hopelessly gerrymandered and controlled by the public unions.

627 posted on 10/31/2005 5:07:27 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
There is something that bugs me about this choice. It's almost as if saying that Bush can't get a woman past conservatives, a subtle smack at us, who have mostly been pulling for Janice Rogers Brown. I'm not surprised, really. FRegards....

Maybe Janice R. Brown had already told the President "no thanks." Nothing to do with the "woman" thing at all.

628 posted on 10/31/2005 5:07:42 AM PST by madison10
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To: rhombus
At least Bulger isn't running the state house anymore.
629 posted on 10/31/2005 5:08:07 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Republican Red
Very natural speaker. He is talking to his audience not giving a speech.

Impressive
630 posted on 10/31/2005 5:08:32 AM PST by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: madison10

He might have another choice to make before his term is up.


631 posted on 10/31/2005 5:08:33 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: TheForceOfOne
I should like to ask George Bush what he saw in Miers that he didn't see in Alito. This guy seems triple qualified from what I have read so far. Miers was a nobody. Just confirms the charges of crony ism directed at the president
632 posted on 10/31/2005 5:08:40 AM PST by ElRushbo (Harley Riders against Elton John)
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To: SpringheelJack

You are wrong.

Roberts was named to replace O'Connor.

Rehnquist died.

A second opening then occurred and Alito will be replacing Rehnquist. Roberts was elevated to Chief Justice and O'Connor agreed to stay on a bit longer is immaterial.

From a conservative's angle, Alito is replacing Rehnquist (2nd nominee, 2nd opening) and Roberts replaced O'Connor (1st nominee, 1st opening).

From a RAT's point of view and the MSM, ALito is replacing O'Connor since it makes the RATs' fight carry a bigger punch.


633 posted on 10/31/2005 5:08:48 AM PST by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (Bush's #1 priority Africa. #2 priority appease Fox and Mexico . . . USA priority #64.)
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To: Republican Red

Sounds like he'll be able to handle Kennedy.


634 posted on 10/31/2005 5:08:59 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: alwaysconservative
Krauthammer may not ALWAYS be right, but he sure gave the President and Harriet Miers the rationale for "cover" in her withdrawal. His advice or observation formed the basis of putting right a disastrous situation. His view is the same as my hope: the third pick should be JRB.

Nobody believed the Bush spin about why Miers withdrew, so how effective a cover was it? That nomination was going down whether Krauthammer said a word or not.

635 posted on 10/31/2005 5:09:06 AM PST by SpringheelJack
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To: mainepatsfan

Alito is going to school the Senate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


636 posted on 10/31/2005 5:09:21 AM PST by chris1 ("Make the other guy die for his country" - George S. Patton)
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To: newzjunkey
****He dissented in a Planned Parenthood case against a state law regarding married women had to inform (not get permission from) husbands before obtaining an abortion. SCOTUS eventually sided against his position and for PP.****

"a" Planned Parenthood case?
No offense but it wasn't just any case, it was Casey. Planned Parenthood v Casey 505 U.S. 833 (1992 (the state was Pennsylvania and Casey was the governor).

And yes SCOTUS ruled for PP, but it 5-4 and maybe most important, Rehnquist(?), in his dissenting opinion, quoted Alito almost verbatim (IIRC).

And here's one salient part of Casey (I love reading it)

JUSTICE SCALIA, joined by THE CHIEF JUSTICE, JUSTICE WHITE, and JUSTICE THOMAS, concluded that a woman's decision to abort her unborn child is not a constitutionally protected "liberty," because (1) the Constitution says absolutely nothing about it, and (2) the longstanding traditions of American society have permitted it to be legally proscribed. See, e.g., Ohio v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health, 497 U.S. 502, 520 (SCALIA, J., concurring). The Pennsylvania statute should be upheld in its entirety under the rational basis test. Pp. 979-981.

So if anything is to be done about Roe, Casey and Griswold - which started it all with penumbras and emanations - has to be addressed too.

637 posted on 10/31/2005 5:09:30 AM PST by Condor51 (Leftists are moral and intellectual parasites - Standing Wolf)
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To: chris1

Tanks are the way to go, General.


638 posted on 10/31/2005 5:09:32 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Dont_Tread_On_Me_888; SpringheelJack

Judge Alito just said thank you for nominating me to replace Judge O'Connor.


639 posted on 10/31/2005 5:09:49 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: safisoft

Awesome pick! It's a good day.


640 posted on 10/31/2005 5:10:03 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Republican Red

I love this man already. Very natural and very personal!


641 posted on 10/31/2005 5:10:04 AM PST by chris1 ("Make the other guy die for his country" - George S. Patton)
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To: chris1

He just needs to do what Roberts did.


642 posted on 10/31/2005 5:10:32 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: YaYa123

Imus should be on AirAmerica. He is becoming more gratuitously anti-Bush every week. He was even farther out than Jonathan Alter in hammering Bush this morning.


643 posted on 10/31/2005 5:10:33 AM PST by Airborne1986 (Well, you can do what you want to us. But we're not going to sit here while you badmouth the U.S.A.)
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To: OXENinFLA

So .. how long do you think it will take the Loony Left to go after Alito's kids??


644 posted on 10/31/2005 5:10:36 AM PST by Mo1
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To: NittanyLion
As a Catholic, let me just say this. Now that there are five Catholics on the court (or will be) we can implement our Master Plan. {Diabolical laughing}

HAHAHA! The fools!
645 posted on 10/31/2005 5:10:51 AM PST by DarkSavant (I touch myself at thoughts of flames)
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To: All
I think I just hear Chuckie fall over!
646 posted on 10/31/2005 5:10:57 AM PST by blazneyez (Sometimes I feel diagonally parked in a parallel universe...)
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To: OXENinFLA
Bush: Judge Samuel Alito is new choice for Supreme Court nominee


Bump
647 posted on 10/31/2005 5:11:00 AM PST by Gucho
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To: kcvl
and possible filibuster

Nuke the bastards!

648 posted on 10/31/2005 5:11:10 AM PST by ThomasMore (Time to remove the Gays from the hierarchy!)
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To: ElRushbo
I should like to ask George Bush what he saw in Miers that he didn't see in Alito. This guy seems triple qualified from what I have read so far. Miers was a nobody. Just confirms the charges of crony ism directed at the president

How so? There is "crony-ism" and then there is choosing someone sure to be trusted that's what Ms. Miers was. Alito seems an excellent choice.

649 posted on 10/31/2005 5:11:16 AM PST by madison10
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To: Petronski

ping


650 posted on 10/31/2005 5:11:29 AM PST by cyborg (I'm on the 24 plan having the best day ever.)
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