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    Roberts confirmed

    [url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050929/ap_on_go_su_co/roberts[/url]

    78-22

    "All of the Senate's majority Republicans, and about half of the Democrats, voted for Roberts."

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    This is annoying. I'd rather he have gotten fewer votes. The fact that the Dems weren't more hysterical than they were fightens me. The more angry and hysterical the Democrats are about a nominee, the better.

    I hope the next nominee is someone more conservative. I would love it if he nominated Estrada. But who knows? I am getting used to Bush disappointing me.

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    [QUOTE=jets5ever]This is annoying. I'd rather he have gotten fewer votes. The fact that the Dems weren't more hysterical than they were fightens me. The more angry and hysterical the Democrats are about a nominee, the better.

    I hope the next nominee is someone more conservative. I would love it if he nominated Estrada. But who knows? I am getting used to Bush disappointing me.[/QUOTE]

    Fear not my conservative friend - I'm hoping his attitude will be: 78-22 on Roberts? I'll give them something for their heads to explode. Priscilla Owens! Let the battle begin!

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    Good call on owens-

    U.S. Department of Justice
    Office of Legal Policy
    2004


    Judicial Nominations

    Priscilla R. Owen
    Biography
    Priscilla Richman Owen is currently a Justice on the Supreme Court of Texas. Prior to her election to that court in 1994, she was a partner in the Houston office of Andrews & Kurth L.L.P. where she practiced commercial litigation for seventeen years. She received a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, from Baylor University, and graduated in the top of her class from Baylor Law School in 1977, receiving a juris doctor, cum laude. She was a member of the Baylor law review.

    In private practice, Owen handled a broad range of civil matters at the trial and appellate levels. She was admitted to practice before various state and federal trial courts, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Eight, and Eleventh Circuits. She is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Judicature Society, the American Bar Association, and a Fellow of the American and Houston Bar Foundations.

    Justice Owen served as the liaison to the Supreme Court of Texas’ Court-Annexed Mediation Task Force and to statewide committees regarding legal services to the poor and pro bono legal services. She was part of a committee that successfully encouraged the Texas Legislature to enact legislation that has resulted in millions of dollars per year in additional funds for providers of legal services to the poor. Justice Owen also serves as a member of the board of the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute and is on the boards of advisors of the Houston and Austin Chapters of the Federalist Society. Owen was instrumental in organizing a group known as Family Law 2000 that seeks to find ways to educate parents about the effect the dissolution of a marriage can have on their children and to lessen the adversarial nature of legal proceedings when a marriage is dissolved.

    Justice Owen has been honored as Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year and as a Baylor University Outstanding Young Alumna. Among her community activities, Justice Owen serves on the board of Texas Hearing & Service Dogs. She is a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Mission in Austin, Texas where she teaches Sunday School and serves as the head of the altar guild.

    In her successful re-election bid to the Supreme Court of Texas in 2000, every major newspaper in Texas endorsed Owen.

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    remember when Green Jets and Ham was in the forum predicting it would be a modern day witch hunt against John Roberts? That it would be the 4 liberal horsemen of the apolocylpse?

    LOL what a joke this was! not only did he waltz to confirmation he's the new Chief Justice!

    JMO we haven't seen the real John Roberts - also I'm not sure that John Roberts has seen the real John Roberts. He's a babe in the woods by supreme court standards. He might start his career very conservative and skew liberal as he ages. It has happened before.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti]remember when Green Jets and Ham was in the forum predicting it would be a modern day witch hunt against John Roberts? That it would be the 4 liberal horsemen of the apolocylpse?

    LOL what a joke this was! not only did he waltz to confirmation he's the new Chief Justice!

    JMO we haven't seen the real John Roberts - also I'm not sure that John Roberts has seen the real John Roberts. He's a babe in the woods by supreme court standards. He might start his career very conservative and skew liberal as he ages. It has happened before.[/QUOTE]


    Trust me, I am worried about that. He seems almost too smart to be a liberal though, you know? ;)

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    [QUOTE=jets5ever]Trust me, I am worried about that. He seems almost too smart to be a liberal though, you know? ;)[/QUOTE]


    Well he's from all accounts a social conservative - they say if you want to know the real politics of a man you need to know the real politics of his wife. Roberts' wife is heavily involved in pro-life movement.

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    I watched a tape of him taking the oath of office yesterday. the last line of said oath is "so help me God".

    He didnt object to saying it, and in fact said it with great gusto.

    He must be one of those crazy wingnuts.


    ;)

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    [QUOTE=bitonti]Well he's from all accounts a social conservative - they say if you want to know the real politics of a man you need to know the real politics of his wife. Roberts' wife is heavily involved in pro-life movement.[/QUOTE]


    Exactly, he's Catholic and she's a pro-life Catholic. No objections there!

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    Yes, but is he Irish Catholic? You know how AFU they can be... :eek:

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