Wednesday, July 20, 2005


Bush's pick

Last night President Bush announced that he was going to nominate judge John G. Roberts to the surpreme Court of the United States. Naturally my first thought on that was"who the hell is he?" Well here's the basics of what I've found out. He's only been a judge for the past 2 years, and before that he was a government and private practice lawyer. I'm inclined to agree with Americablog that this record sounds like that of little more than a party hack(and sure as hell not from out party). From what it sounds like, he would be another far right voice on the court. I certainly hope that he is not confirmed for the bench. I don't believe that he is worthy of being on the highest court in our country. Here's is employment background.

2003-present: Judge, US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit;
1993-2003: Partner, Hogan & Hartson LLP;
1989-93: Principal Deputy Solicitor General, US DoJ;
1986-89: Associate, Hogan & Hartson LLP;
1982-86: Associate Counsel to the President, White House Counsel's Office;
1981-82: Special Asst to the AG in the US DoJ;
1980 -81 Supreme Court of the United States, Law Clerk to Hon. Wm. H. Rehnquist

How does that employment record indicate that he is a party hack? Working under the most powerful people in the nation makes him a party hack? Please. He may very well be a party hack, but his employment record doesn't indicate that. I'm not impressed with Americablog, it seems to have a tendency to jump the gun on judgments.
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