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Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Garcia, Jul 1, 2005.
Not who you expected? It has been a rumor...
Early reports along the DC grapevine are that it is true - Sandra Day O'Connor will be announcing her retirement today.
Yeah, they're saying that on the Diane Rehm show but I can't find anything on any news sites yet.
Justice O'Connor has been the swing vote on so many decisions; her replacement is crucial to assure Bush's legacy is carried on for generations. Combined with the Chief Justice's imminent anouncement of retirement as well, George Bush could have the most impact on the Supreme Court of any modern president!
It's so exciting!
not a good thing.....
"Possible replacements include Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales ...."
He'll certainly have more of an impact than Bush 41 or Clinton anyway.
Just rub one out and get it over with, ffs.
I'm still baffled by this. Unless this is one of a few that are going to happen... *shudder*
Actually, this would be great. Torture memo aside, Gonzales is quite the moderate justice. The right wing fundies are already lining up against him.
If he follows recent precedent, he'll nominate a complete idiot with a healthy hatred of the SC.
John Ashcroft, anyone?
I predict a 12-month war in Washington over abortion.
He seems to be the frontrunner amongst a lot of folks.
Won't THAT nomination be fun.
This is it, the beginning of a really intense episode in the political history of this country. I expect that the Democrats are going to be really looking closely at whomever Bush nominates and will fillibuster the nomination if they don't like it, meaning O'Connor may be on the court when October comes. If anything, Harry Reid is going to need to force some party disipline to ensure that they win this battle. This should be an interesting and very intense story line over the summer.
OK, I'm staying in Japan now.
REALLY???? Wow... never expected that!
He would be confirmed pretty easily, but I doubt he will be nominated partly because of conservative pressure and partly because he is needed at as Att. Gen.
I think Gonzales is a bit young, but he is a moderate and would be a decent appointee.
Agreed and I think the whole torture thing would come up as well.
No- the Dems would be absolutely thrilled with a Gonzales nomination. They wouldn't drag the torture memo out again.
Sandra Day O'Connor Leaving Supreme Court
That's the worrisome part.
For all we know, Judge Judy could get the nomination.
Okay, it's about time this fight got started. Let's rumble!!!
If our great Chief Justice steps down later, Bush could hit a two-run homer for the court this summer!
I can't see Gonzales getting the nomination after just being appointed Attorney General. When he picked Gonzales, he did so out of loyalty. The pick for the next SCOTUS Justice will most likely be done on ideology. The question is whether Bush will nominate an absolute extremist nut, or pick someone who MAY have a shred of moderation in him her in hopes of a quick confirmation.
No worries.... relax... GWB's agenda will live on for decades!