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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 10:18 PM
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Chief Justice Roberts
Nominated by George W. Bush on On July 19, 2005



On September 22 the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Roberts's nomination by a vote of 13 to 5, with Senators Ted Kennedy, Richard Durbin, Charles Schumer, Joe Biden and Dianne Feinstein casting the dissenting votes.

Roberts was confirmed by the full Senate on September 29 by a margin of 78-22.

All Republicans and the lone Independent voted for Roberts; the Democrats split evenly, 22 for and 22 against. Roberts was confirmed by what was, historically, a narrow margin for a Supreme Court Justice.


Senate roll call:

All Republicans, included then Republican Spector voted YES,
along with Independent Jeffords (VT)

Democrats voting Yes:

Baucus (MT)

Bingaman (NM)

Byrd (WV)

Conrad (ND)

Dodd (CT)

Dorgan (ND)

Feingold (WI)

Johnson (SD)

Kohl (WI)

Landrieu (LA)

Leahy (VT)

Levin (MI)

Lieberman (CT)

Lincoln (AR)

Murray (WA)

Nelson, Ben (NE)

Nelson, Bill (FL)

Pryor (AR)

Rockefeller (WV)

Salazar (CO)

Wyden (OR)


NO votes:

Akaka (HI)

Bayh (IN)

Biden (DE)

Boxer (CA)

Cantwell (WA)

Clinton (NY)

Corzine (NJ)

Dayton (MN)

Durbin (IL)

Feinstein (CA)

Harkin (IA)

Inouye (HI)

Kennedy (MA)

Kerry (MA)

Lautenberg (NJ)

Mikulski (MD)

Obama (IL)

Reed, J. (RI)

Reid, H. (NV)

Sarbanes (MD)

Schumer (NY)

Stabenow (MI)

http://www.c-span.org/congress/roberts_senate.asp



Reid: Roberts 'didn't tell us the truth'


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday that John Roberts misled the Senate during his confirmation hearings by pretending to be a moderate and that the United States is now stuck with him as chief justice.


Roberts didnt tell us the truth. At least Alito told us who he was, Reid said, referring to Samuel Alito, the second Supreme Court justice nominated by President George W. Bush. But were stuck with those two young men, and well try to change by having some moderates in the federal courts system as time goes on I think that will happen.


Reids comments, which came during a wide-ranging discussion hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, reflect Democratic concerns that Roberts presented himself as a neutral arbiter of the law but has wielded a relentlessly conservative agenda. Republicans reject the attacks, saying Roberts has been a fair judge and has been consistent in his opinions.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/20560.html



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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 10:19 PM
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1. Couldn't even do the oath
Fool.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 10:20 PM
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3. Freepers ready with finger on unrec button!
Assholes!
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KansasVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 10:20 PM
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2. Cowards, all of them.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 10:21 PM
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4. ... is a dick. nt
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 10:26 PM
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5. Hillary voted no, Schumer voted NO,Obama voted no, my future
Senators from Hawai'i voted NO.

Wyden voted yes, Feingold voted yes.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 11:08 PM
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Biden voted no, too.
Don't get Feingold, I usually understand his votes.
Ugg, Dodd, my Senator, voted YES!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 11:30 PM
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12. Yeah, Biden! Don't want
to forget him!
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 10:28 PM
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6. I knew he was bad news.
Those 21 DEMS ( Feingold??!!) should have known it too.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 10:30 PM
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7. Yes: Dodd (CT) Dorgan (ND) Feingold (WI) Leahy (VT) Wyden (OR)
Roberts was involved in Florida 2000, he's a Republican hack.

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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 10:33 PM
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8. Again, Reid et. al. You got punked AGAIN
How many times are you going to let the Republicans pull the wool over your eyes? No Child Left Behind? Iraq War? Medicare Part D? Roberts and Alito? The hits just keep on coming.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 10:36 PM
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9. Reid voted NO.....
and called Roberts out.

The Dems were in the minority at the time, as well.
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 10:36 PM
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10. Impeach John Roberts
:banghead:
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 11:08 PM
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11. Sen Patti Murray of Washington the state voted for Roberts. She is up for reelection. nt
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