Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Roberts is the pick!

According to MSNBC, federal appeals court judge John G. Roberts Jr. is the Presidents pick for the Supreme court.

Read more here

Hehe look at this:

Liberal groups, however, say Roberts has taken positions in cases involving free speech and religious liberty that endanger those rights. Abortion rights groups allege that Roberts is hostile to women’s reproductive freedom and cite a brief he co-wrote in 1990 that suggested the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 high court decision that legalized abortion.
“The court’s conclusion in Roe that there is a fundamental right to an abortion ... finds no support in the text, structure or history of the Constitution,” the brief said.

Sounds like a good justice to me. :-D

Hmm, however that is offset by this:

In his defense, Roberts told senators during his 2003 confirmation hearing that he would be guided by legal precedent. “Roe v. Wade is the settled law of the land. ... There is nothing in my personal views that would prevent me from fully and faithfully applying that precedent.”

Hmm. I don't like the sound of that. Oh well, we will have to see.

The Blogging Boy Scout,

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