Category: "Supreme Court & Judiciary"

Chief Justice Roberts' first case: Oregon assisted suicide

see "Roberts Court Hears Case on Suicide Law Chief Justice Seems Skeptical of State" (Washington Post, 10/5/05) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/05/AR2005100500122.html and Supreme Court Excerpts (Washington Post, 10/5/05… more »

breaking news: John Roberts confirmed as Chief Justice

The Senate has voted 78-22 to approve John Roberts as the 17th Chief Justice of the United States. The vote was slightly better than my earlier prediction of 72-28 in this blog posting. This confirmation was a walk in the park compared to what we'l… more »

I won't miss Justice O'Connor for new Campaign Finance cases

see "High Court Enters Campaign Finance Dispute" (AP via UK Guardian) http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5306538,00.html The absence of Sandra Day O'Connor and her replacement with whom I hope will be a more consitently liberty-orien… more »

Judiciary Committee endorses Roberts; liberals still clueless on Constitution

See "Senate Panel Endorses Roberts's Nomination as Chief Justice" (NY Times, 9/22/05) http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/22/politics/politicsspecial1/22cnd-confirm.html The Senate Judiciary Committee strongly recommended John Roberts as the next Chief Ju… more »

Bush nominates John Roberts to succeed Rehnquist as Chief Justice

This morning, President Bush re-nominated Judge John Roberts, this time to the position of Chief Justice, to succed William H. Rehnquist who died on Saturday night. Justice Rehnquist was known to want to match the Supreme Court tenure record of John M… more »

The death of the Chief Justice brings out the venom of the American left

While it's not exactly "news", it's unfortunate that the left wing of American politics finds it appropriate at this time to demonstrate their bitter, hateful, repugnant views of their country, their government, and by implication their fellow Americans.… more »

Chief Justice Rehnquist passes away at home; prepare for the worst of American politics

Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who was Chief Justice for the last 18 years of his 33 year career on the High Court died at his home in Virginia on Saturday night. Justice Rehnquist had been battling thyroid cancer which although quite beatable fo… more »

Are Judge Roberts' views radical? Locke, Madison, and Jefferson wouldn't think so.

re: "Leahy calls Roberts' views `radical'" (AP via Boston Globe, 8/16/05) http://www.boston.com/news/local/vermont/articles/2005/08/16/leahy_calls_roberts_views_radical/ While Senator Leahy and other Democrats wring their hands and whine about Robert… more »

What Judge Roberts really said (in Bray)

Given all the hype about the recently-pulled NARAL ad which was as close to libelous as I've seen in public discourse, I thought it appropriate to go straight to the horse's mouth. Thanks to US News and World Report's web site here is the text of Judg… more »

Even then the media supports Judge Roberts, they really don't

re: "Roberts friendly to abortion foes" (Denver Post, 8/12/05) http://denverpost.com/news/ci_2934905 To the Editors: While tepidly denouncing the reprehensible NARAL ad implying that Judge Roberts supported abortion clinic bombers, Jim Spencer pro… more »
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