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  •  Why do you say that? (none)
    What evidence do you use to say that Roberts is not nuts?

    "Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve." George Bernard Shaw

    by Shygetz on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 08:39:08 AM PDT

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    •  Not saying he isn't nuts (none)
      Just less nuts than some of the bona fide kooks whose names had been tossed about. Again, I'm not doing cartwheels over this choice, but there are a lot of people down here in the Ozarks who still think John Fucking Ashcroft would make an excellent Chief Justice when that time comes. Now that's wack.

      I don't think that there are any Russians, and there ain't no Yanks... just corporate criminals playing with tanks. - Michael Been

      by gp39m on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 09:40:07 AM PDT

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      •  Sadly, less nuts=more effective wingnut (none)
        Thomas is singularly ineffective on the Court, often taking positions that are so off-the-wall he repels other justices who might be open to agreeing with his results.  That's a good thing (except to the extent we might have hoped for another Souter from Poppy Bush).

        If Roberts is in most of his judicial positions another Scalia (as everything about his record strongly suggests), only one who writes in a much less in-your-face-you're-an-idiot tone, that makes him likely to win Kennedy's vote in cases where Scalia might well have lost it.  That's not a good thing.

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