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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:21 PM
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Roberts voting record on the DC Court
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 08:26 PM by imenja
This link has analysis from several newspapers. The excerpt below is from /

A study of Judge Roberts's voting on the appeals court posted by Kevin Russell, Anisha Dasgupta and Brian Flectcher at Goldstein & Howe's Supreme Court Nomination Blog yields no distinct ideological pattern, though the sample is necessarily small considering his short time there. Here's the key finding verbatim:

"First, the most prominent feature of the data is how little anyone dissents or writes separately in the D.C. Circuit. Of the 191 decisions we reviewed, 97% were decided unanimously. This was so, even though the panels frequently consisted of both conservative and liberal members. Accordingly, one should not read too much into the relatively minor variations in the degree of agreement between Judge Roberts and various other judges on the circuit.

"Second, when one examines the very small number of cases in which Judge Roberts disagreed in whole or in part with one of his colleagues, no clear ideological pattern emerges.

"While Judge Roberts agreed most often with some of the court's most conservative members (agreeing nearly 100% of the time with judges Ginsburg and Silberman), he agreed nearly as often with some of its most liberal members (agreeing 95% of the time with judges Rogers and Garland). The two judges with whom he disagreed the most were relatively liberal judge Edwards (disagreeing in whole or part 18% of the time) and quite conservative senior judge Williams (10%). "

By Fred Barbash | Permalink* | Comments (0)
Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 07/20/2005
Christian Science Monitor

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