Wednesday, July 20, 2005

New SCOTUS nominee

Last night, President Bush nominated federal appeals court Judge John Roberts to replace outgoing Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court.

According to the AP:

"President Bush tilted young and conservative with Judge John G. Roberts, filling his first Supreme Court vacancy with a 50-year-old jurist who could leave an indelible right-leaning imprint on the nation's judiciary.

With Republicans controlling the White House and the Senate, the president sought to reward his conservative supporters with a Supreme Court nominee positioned to the right of the political center. The only question was how far to the right he would go."

Apparently far enough to please many of the Christian conservatives. Democrats on the whole are acting pleased with the choice but we're smart enough to know that this won't last long. This guy was sprung on them by surprise and they haven't had time to manufacture any dirt on him yet. It will be interesting to see this play out.