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Update: The Left gloats.
Update: There are lots of folks monitoring left-wing blog comments sections for hate. But none top the editorial remark of the bloggers at Wonkette, who must be jealous of all the attention that the Daily Kos has gotten lately: Oh, but of course, they're just joking. They're always just joking. They're Wonkette. They're a joke.... Read More
Good news just in via Breitbart/Reuters: Via How Appealing: "Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. delivered the opinion of the Court. You can access the syllabus here; the Chief Justice's opinion here; and the oral argument transcript here." Reader Paula D. writes: The Chief Justice shows some brilliant and biting wit, shredding the argument of... Read More
*AP names Hurricane Katrina its top story of the year. Can't argue with that. The rest of the top ten: 2: PAPAL TRANSITION: John Paul II's death marked the passing of the first non-Italian pope in 455 years and ended a 26-year pontificate, third-longest in history. In a remarkable show of affection, many millions attended... Read More
I have stayed away from the depressing and divisive subject of Harriet Miers for a few days. It was a healthy little respite. But things have taken yet another grim, embarrassing turn--and it is becoming increasingly difficult to imagine that this nomination will make it to the scheduled Nov. 7 Senate hearing date. First, if... Read More
***315pm EDT updated below*** John Roberts has been confirmed. The vote (via Confirm Them): Final vote was 78-22. 55 Republicans and 23 Dems voted yes. 22 Dems voted no. How the Dems voted below the fold. Democrats voting Yes: Max Baucus of Montana Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico Robert Byrd of West Virginia Kent Conrad... Read More
August 17, 2005: Sept. 21, 2005 (via Breitbart/AP): The senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee announced Wednesday he will vote to confirm John Roberts for chief justice of the United States after leading senators met with President Bush to discuss candidates for a second high court vacancy. The decision by the veteran Vermont senator dealt... Read More
Ankle Biting Pundits has a statistical analysis of senatorial bloviation and a recap of yesterday's SCOTUS nomination hearing. Excerpt:
The SCOTUS nomination hearings for John Roberts begin today. This will not surprise you: Here's a handy SCOTUS vocabulary guide. 10 likely questions senators will ask. Five more questions for John Roberts. Patrick Ruffini's SCOTUS wire is here. Stay tuned to Confirm Them and Bench Memos throughout the day. Track back if you'll be liveblogging... Read More
Washington's gearing up for SCOTUS nominee John Roberts' hearings on Tuesday. A few handy links: - Bush nominates Roberts to fill Rehnquist's shoes. - The wires have a "guide to the John Roberts hearings," with brief biographical info, Senate Judiciary Committee tidbits, and the "Michael Jackson connection." - WaPo analysis declares "Roberts Hearings Likely to... Read More
Tigerhawk examines fallout from NARAL's aborted smear ad against SCOTUS nominee John Roberts. The group's communications director has "resigned", and as Tigerhawk notes: Meantime, the woman who appeared in the ad, Emily Lyons, is defending her role and the content of the smear, which she said was ""confusing, but not false." The Washington Post reports... Read More
In Opinion Journal this morning, Manuel Miranda nails loony NARAL for its inexcusable attack ad against SCOTUS nominee John Roberts: The ladies who gave Plato's "noble lie" new uses in the hearings of Clarence Thomas are at it again. NARAL is using the image of the abortion clinic bombing by Eric Rudolph to suggest that... Read More
Intense reaction to the N.Y. Times' journalistic dumpster diving into the sealed adoption records of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' two young children continues to pour in. Here's a sample of the letters I'm getting. Won't it be interesting to see whether the Times letters page bothers to print as many? From Reader Jeff K:... Read More
On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that the Kamehameha Schools, a private school in Hawaii, can no longer discriminate against students who are not of native Hawaiian descent. Associated Press reports: Kamehameha Schools trustees say they will ask the the 9th Circuit to appoint a larger panel of... Read More
The Left's opposition to John Roberts is getting so ridiculous (see Bench Memos, Power Line, Charmaine Yoest, The Corner, and John Cornyn's website, among others, for background), that it's almost beyond spoofing. John at Wuzzadem takes a stab--and scores.
Time and again, Washington Post Style reporter Robin Givhan hides behind fashion snarking and culture reporting to savage conservatives. She did it with Katherine Harris and Dick Cheney and John Bolton--and I'm sure you can remember many more examples of partisan mockery. Well, today's conservative-bashing Style commentary sinks to the lowest low. The piece, "An... Read More
So, last night during the SCOTUS press conference, you may have noticed the facial expressions of President Bush and John Roberts' wife. Glenn Reynolds did. So did the readers at Daily Kos. Why the faces? Because John Roberts' adorable little son decided to break dance during the momentous event. Dirty Harry has the hilarious photos.... Read More
Trust you've seen the Drudge flash on fearless Ann Coulter's comments about John Roberts. Ann's full piece is up at her website. It's titled "Souter in Roberts clothing," and concludes: Guess Manuel Miranda was wrong when he wrote last night for the WSJ: "Conservatives around the country went to sleep happy." (Sentiment echoed by less-informed... Read More
On the left, the NYTimes editorial board warns that if it doesn't get a Sandra Day O'Connor clone, we will all end up breathing dirty air, working in salt mines, and handing over our children to do slave labor! Mark Coffey reacts to the NYT's editorial here. Meanwhile, Manuel Miranda, who launches a SCOTUS column... Read More
Tony Mauro of the Legal Times reported in February 2005 that SCOTUS nominee John Roberts' votes "have mainly fallen on the conservative side, but not always:" Last December, in United States v. Mellen, Roberts ruled in favor of a criminal defendant who challenged his sentence in a fraud case. Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson -- yes,... Read More
***See update: John Roberts*** So, it's not Clement. Then who? The others: Cable news coverage plans for tonight from Inside Cable News: On FOX, Brit Hume will anchor coverage beginning at 9 PM followed by a panel discussion for a half hour. Hannity & Colmes will follow for half an hour and then a full... Read More
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