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    Sorry, that's 9PM Eastern Standard Time (US). That's... 2:00AM GMT, right?

    I've seen it on the news. Bush's nomination for the Supreme Court will be announced at nine...

    Linky
    And it's on more news sites than CNN, so they probably aren't making this up.

    Any bets? Nervousness? Apathy?
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    He/she better be pro gun and pro small government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander the Pretty Good
    Sorry, that's 9PM Eastern Standard Time (US). That's... 1:00AM GMT, right?
    I think that's 2AM GMT, but I could be mistaken.
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    Eastern is GMT -5, so that would mean 9 pm Eastern is 2 am GMT the next day. Reasonable people call those times 21 and 02, BTW.
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    It's Roberts!
    http://www.drudgereport.com/

    EDIT: Roberts: 'No support in the text, structure or history of the Constitution' for legal reasoning in Roe vs Wade...

    Booyah!

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    Fixed time...

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    Holy shit. This should be interesting....
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    Ah, this is good.

    We're going to cram this constitutionalist down the dem's throats and make them like it!

    Good bye Roe vs Wade! Bwahahaha!

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    1) You don't really know who Bush is picking yet. This is the 3rd selection I've heard made today (and confirmed by 'reliable sources')

    2) Nobody has been confirmed.

    3) You have no idea how he'll vote if 1 & 2 happen for him.

    Calm down.
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    Was he picked or not? It's not even 9 EST.


    From NRO.
    John Roberts was confirmed to the D.C. Circuit court of Appeals in the last few years, though he was first nominated in 1991 by Bush 41. He is a "middle-aged white guy," but he is universally regarded as among the best Supreme Court advocate in the nation, bar none. He clerked for Rehnquist, was deputy SG, is a remarkable oral advocate and a sharp legal mind. He is liked and admired by all of the current justices, who regularly look forward to cases in which he is representing one of the parties because of the quality of his work. If a case is winnable, he will win it. It is a travesty he was not confirmed to the D.C. Circuit in the 1990s when first nominated. Setting aside ideology and he has a sterling conservative reputation despite the relative lack of a paper trail he is close to the Platonic ideal of what a Supreme Court nominee should be.
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    We'll find out officially in about 30 minutes...

    If NRO likes him, how bad can he be?

    Of course, he already has at least 3 strikes against him: he's white, male, and he's been nominated by Bush.

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    1) You don't really know who Bush is picking yet. This is the 3rd selection I've heard made today (and confirmed by 'reliable sources')
    Its Roberts.
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    With all due respect sir, I will acknowledge your accuracy in 14 minutes. Until then... W has done stranger things.
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    Well they just anounced he and his wife finished dinner with the the President Its Roberts without a doubt.
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    I read the Clement thread and was red with anger. Roberts would be a shot of relief.
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    All right, time to acknowledge my accuracy.

    Woohoo!


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    For what it's worth: A few years ago, Justice Scalia said to a friend of mine that he and other Justices thought of John Roberts as far and away the best Supreme Court litigator in the country. I asked the friend why Justice Scalia said that, and (paraphrasing from my memory) the answer was something like this: "No matter how intense the questioning, Roberts is never flustered, and is always able to calmly answer any question whatsoever, while skillfully weaving in the substantive points that he wanted to make in the first place."
    Scalia on Roberts, via Stuart Buck

    http://stuartbuck.blogspot.com/2005/07/roberts.html

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    He is not a moderate as best I can tell. I saw a quote saying that he was a "100 Percenter" as far as conservatism. I find that just as hard to swallow as 100 percent liberal would be. About what I expected of Dubya who is rather predictable.

    Anyway, it will be interesting to see what he really stands for. With conservatives being so pleased, he can't be good for the country.
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    Yes Red you truly are a moderate.
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    As long as he sticks to the original text and intent of the Constitution most of us "conservatives" are happy. Just none of that wishy-washy 'living document' crap, please.
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    Well with if we do get conservative judges do you think the liberals would still want them to be advocates like the current Court? I dont think so. All we ask is that they do what the constitution says. You liberals should be asking them to do the same.
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    And I thought we had total domination over the government before.. imagine the possibilities now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PanzerJager
    And I thought we had total domination over the government before.. imagine the possibilities now!
    Damn good thing you'll make assault rifles legal.


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    Originally Posted by PanzerJager
    And I thought we had total domination over the government before.. imagine the possibilities now!
    Again I dont want them voting along party or political lines but solely on what the constitution says. There should be no politics invoved intheir desicions. This isnt about conservatives vs liberals but whether the constitution means what it says or not. It wasnt wriitten to favor one party over another.
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    Again I dont want them voting along party or political lines but solely on what the constitution says. There should be no politics invoved intheir desicions. This isnt about conservatives vs liberals but whether the constitution means what it says or not. It wasnt wriitten to favor one party over another.
    Yes but the constitution strictly interpreted coincides with conservative ideology 95% of the time if not more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PanzerJager
    Yes but the constitution strictly interpreted coincides with conservative ideology 95% of the time if not more.
    Yes, but we can't help that, now can we
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    Yes but the constitution strictly interpreted coincides with conservative ideology 95% of the time if not more.
    I see you catch my drift
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    Why Cube?

    As a proclaimed anti-Federalist, the best thing could happen would be the nomination (and confirmation) of strict constructionists. Roberts sounds like he fits that bill.

    Interestingly, Roberts is drawing flak from none other than Ann Coulter (!!!) - she is protesting Roberts nomination. More proof that she's nuts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander the Pretty Good
    Interestingly, Roberts is drawing flak from none other than Ann Coulter (!!!) is protesting Roberts nomination. More proof that she's nuts?
    Sadly, there have been some who have changed their stripes after joining the SCOTUS.... I just hope they did their homework on Roberts.

    Maybe we should just clone Scalia and fill the court with him.
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    I just hope they did their homework on Roberts.
    I'm praying Coulter turns out to be wrong - which one might argue to be a minor miracle.

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