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Supreme Court Changes

by: Maggie Mangum Thurber | on: 2005-09-08 00:00:00
With the recent death of Chief Judge William Rehnquist, Jonh Roberts, who worked as a clerk for Rehnquist in the 1980's, is now next in line to become the most powerful judge in the US. Is he up to it?

Rehnquist was a Social Conservative who opposed gay rights, abortion, gun control, and affirmitive action. I don't know how conservative Roberts is, but it seems clear to me that Bush thinks he has what it takes to replace the conservative Rehnquist. I guess we will have to wait and see if that is true or not.

So now that Roberts is up for Rehnquist's place the old question of the day comes back, "who is Bush going to replace O'Conner with?" It's rare that a President gets to instate a Supreme Court Judge and even rarer that he get's to nominate two, especially one who will be Chief Judge. All I have to say to our President is, “Don’t hold back.” There is a ton of pressure from the left to put in a Liberal Moderate, but let's face it, the librals don't get to choose who get's nominated, Bush does. The citizens of this Country don't want a Libral. Were tired of the run-of-the-mill politicians that have been in control over the last several decades. We made that clear in the 2004 elections. Now is not the time for the political leaders we put in to back down. Now is the time to give the people what they want.


el Seco 2005-09-08 00:00:00

Bush is in a pickle. Now that Rehnquist has died, congress has pressure to vote on Roberts. Bush will wait until they do before announcing another nomination. Considering the political pressure that congress is under, Roberts should pass without much difficulty. Bush's problem will be in the next nomination because of the downturn that his ratings have taken in the aftermath of Katrina.