Notes on the new Supreme Court nominee.
Ha. Well, that whole post was sure pointless.
Bush has nominated John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court. More later.
Update [2005-7-19 22:18:50 by Dave Roberts]: Well, I’ve read around a bit, and there doesn’t seem to be much exciting to say about Roberts. He is by all accounts an extremely good lawyer, intelligent and thoughtful. He’s known for his level, collegial temperament and ability to find consensus. Ideologically, he’s extremely conservative, in the Scalia and Thomas mold, but not doctrinaire. His confirmation is inevitable, and while I’m sure Dems will kick up a little dust, they won’t go to the mat over this guy. Says law school professor Robert Gordon:
All the indications are that he will become another vote to expand presidential power in national-security affairs, to limit the federal government’s authority to regulate business and the environment and protect civil rights, to make it harder for women, minorities, labor and the disabled to pursue practical remedies in the courts, and to favor a larger role for religion in public life and as object of public subsidy. He is most likely to do this incrementally, case-by-case, rather than by sweeping new doctrines.
On the right, they seem not thrilled but certainly not disappointed. For a range of conservative opinion, visit redstate.org, the best conservative blog going.