Roberts US Chief Justice nominee  

redmustang91 57M  
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9/16/2005 4:11 pm

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Roberts US Chief Justice nominee

Did not watch the hearings, but read his responses and the questioning. Clear to me Roberts is very smart and will be confirmed. He is also not an ideologue so the best we could expect form Bush.

Not an "originalist" like Scalia and Thomas, so will consider the pragmatic changes since 1787 to the Constitution. Due process, liberty and unreasonable searches are flexible terms that reflect the changing values of our culture. Prior to 1865 slavery was accepted in the US, for one example. In England they branded thieves for stealing and transported them to Australia or the US. We think such acts barbaric and "cruel and unusual" punishments.

The big battle will be over Sandra O'Connor's replacement if not a moderate conservative.

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