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AlGore-08.com Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:57 AM
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Roberts is "well liked" and has the "pure intectual power of Scalia"
We are oompah-loompah-doompahity screwed.

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politic...

Roberts is well liked, but his judicial record isn't clear

By Stephen Henderson

Knight Ridder Newspapers

WASHINGTON - If you're looking for clear ideological markers in the work of John G. Roberts Jr., the kinds of screeds or invectives that might define a judge more as a political actor than a measured jurist, you'll look a long time in vain.

That's because Roberts, President Bush's nominee to become the 109th justice of the Supreme Court, has made an art of avoiding controversy in a town that thrives on it.

What does Roberts think about affirmative action or gay rights? About separation of church and state or the death penalty? Legal insiders in Washington, where Roberts has spent nearly 30 years as a lawyer, government official and judge on a prestigious appeals court, respond unanimously: Who knows?

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(H. Christopher) Bartolomucci (a partner at Hogan & Hartson, LLP, the Washington law firm where Roberts worked) said a Justice Roberts probably would combine attributes of several current justices.

"I think he'll be a little bit like Rehnquist, a very careful comber of precedent and text, and I think John may have some of O'Connor's ability to look at facts and realities, and be sensitive to the nuances in a case," Bartolomucci said.

"He will definitely bring the pure intellectual power of a Scalia to the court, and that's a good thing."


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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:01 AM
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1. He signed an "I hate Roe V. Wade" brief. Thats all the rope the Dems need.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:04 AM
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2. Scalia's intellectualism
is conservative garbage using big words.
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Nostradammit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:09 AM
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3. Yeah, but what's his stand on public orgies?
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:13 AM
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4. Someone at Knight-Ridder didn't...
... do their homework. Instead, he calls Roberts' own firm for an independent assessment?

This is the journalistic equivalent of the runs.
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SerpentX Donating Member (262 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:15 AM
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5. Does that mean he'll be writing Thomas' briefs now?
Cos I hear that sh*ts been cutting into Crazy Tony's tee times.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:23 AM
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6. What is his stand on orgies
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 01:23 AM by Hardrada
and their benefits to intellectual power if any?
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