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Archive for the 'John Roberts' Category

As Yogi Berra Said…….

by @ Sunday, September 18th, 2005. Filed under John Roberts, Supreme Court

It ain’t over till its over. Well, in the case of the nomination of John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the United States, its over. Consider this from David Broder in today’s Washington Post: The question of whether Judge John Roberts is qualified to be chief justice of the United States has been rendered […]

Imposing A Religious Test

by @ Thursday, September 15th, 2005. Filed under John Roberts, Supreme Court

In today’s Opinion Journal, Manuel Miranda recounts disturbing but not surprising developments at the Roberts confirmation hearings. While questioning John Roberts on Tuesday, Judiciary Committee chairman Arlen Specter asked: “Would you say that your views are the same as those expressed by John Kennedy when he was a candidate, and he spoke to the Greater […]

Michael Neadow….Meet Chief Justice Roberts

by @ Wednesday, September 14th, 2005. Filed under Freedom of Religion, John Roberts, Supreme Court

In a classic case of timing, whether good or bad depends on your political persuasion, a federal Judge has ruled that it is unconstitutional to recite the Pledge of Allegience in public schools. The Plaintiff’s attorney in the case is Michael Neadow; the same man who tried to sued as a parent to bar the […]

The Gas Bags And The Judge

by @ Monday, September 12th, 2005. Filed under John Roberts, Supreme Court

Professor Ann Althouse is watching the Roberts confirmation hearings. Patrick Leahy. I got my first out-loud laugh when Leahy just started reading the whole Preamble of the Constitution to Roberts. Then he kept saying “We the People” as many times as he could. Roberts has a really intense expression on his face ? shots of […]

Catholics Need Not Apply Part II

by @ Monday, September 5th, 2005. Filed under John Roberts, Supreme Court

I commented back on August 10th about the rather obvious anti-Catholic bigotry coming from some opposed to the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court. Now, comes this article from today’s Washington Post about the role religion is likely to play in his upcoming confirmation hearings. The degree to which Roberts’s religious beliefs may […]

We Interrupt This National Crisis Part II

by @ Monday, September 5th, 2005. Filed under General, John Roberts, Supreme Court

President Bush has nominationed John Roberts to replace William Rehnquist as Chief Justice of the United States. Politically this is a smart move because, in many respects, Roberts has already been through the vetting process as part of his nomination to replace Sandra Day O’Connor. How it plays out in the end may depend on […]

Digging Really Deep

by @ Friday, August 26th, 2005. Filed under John Roberts, Supreme Court

That’s what the opponents of John Roberts’ nomination to the Supreme Court are doing now that its become apparent that there isn’t anything on his record that can credibly defeat his nomination. The latest example comes from today’s Washington Post When John G. Roberts Jr. prepared to ghostwrite an article for President Ronald Reagan a […]

What Would Pat Robertson Say ?

by @ Friday, August 12th, 2005. Filed under John Roberts, Supreme Court

First came the news that Supreme Court nominee John Roberts helped attorneys trying to defeat an anti-gay rights referndum in Colorado now comes news that he also worked for Playboy on a Supreme Court case. I’m not sure what any of this really means because, in both cases, Roberts was working as an advocate for […]

Catholics Need Not Apply

by @ Wednesday, August 10th, 2005. Filed under Catholic Church, John Roberts, Supreme Court

Stopping a judicial conflict of interest, that’s the title of an op-ed in yesterday’s edition of the Boston Globe where the author makes the audacious proposal that Catholic judges be barred from ruling on cases involving abortion. Not surprisingly, the impetus for this suggestion is the nomination of John Roberts, who happens to be Catholic, […]

It Begins Part II

by @ Tuesday, August 9th, 2005. Filed under John Roberts, Supreme Court

One more quote from the Washington Post story about John Roberts noted below: In another development yesterday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) sent Roberts a letter warning that lawmakers are angry about the Supreme Court’s denigration of Congress and by actions that have trimmed congressional powers. He said he plans to question Roberts […]

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