Where's the passion in the opposition to Roberts?
pwiseman at gsu.edu
Sun Jul 24 20:56:15 PDT 2005
On Sun, 24 Jul 2005 at 6:05pm, Douglas Laycock wrote:
:There's no passion because it takes smoking guns to sustain a filibuster
:in the public eye, or to pull over moderate Republicans despite intense
:pressure to vote the party line. Roberts' record doesn't offer any
:smoking guns. He will probably be a disaster from a Democratic
:perspective, but disaster is susceptible of degrees.
He strikes me as more Kennedy than Scalia/Thomas. He's conservative, but
not Conservative (as they are). He doesn't hanker for an antebellum
understanding of the constitution (as they do). And he'll be confirmed
regardless - so I hope not much political energy is wasted in opposing
him. The Chief's inevitable replacement is much more important.
Professor of Law
GSU College of Law
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