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  •  always excellent analysis from georgia (4.00)
    This was my thought precisely when I heard about the nomination.  A gold mine indeed!!! And yes, I agree: she will be easily confirmed so might as well use the opportunity to raise these important issues over and over again on primetime.

    I wonder what the ethical rules would be for the two new justices appointed by this president if there was an impeachment case brought to the Supremes during Bush's term.  Does anyone know?  Might they have to recuse themselves?  Bush certainly learned a lesson about party loyalty in the supreme court during the 2000 election scandal.  He is choosing someone who is loyal more to him personally than perhaps even to his party!

    •  ethical rules? (none)
      Ethical rules for Republicans? Ha.

      For Republicans ethics is just a synonym for loyalty.

      Tracking energy and transportation news.

      by joel3000 on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 09:05:16 AM PDT

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    •  I do think these are questions that must be (none)
      asked and that must be determining factors in whether Democrats allow her to be confirmed or not.  After all of the incompetence the country has suffered at the hands of Bush cronies, this crony must be used to help the COUNTRY and to reveal more about this president.
    •  Why would SCOTUS be involved? (none)

      Impeachment is a matter of Congress, not the courts.

      •  Chief Justice presides over impeachment (none)
        Remember Rehnquist during the Clinton impeachment in his 'tailor-made' impeachment robe?

        Being called vindictive and partisan by Tom DeLay is like being called ugly by a frog. -- Ronnie Earle

        by John H on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 09:38:46 AM PDT

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        •  Yeah, (none)
          I'm eager to see the "first Monday in October" photos to check if Roberts continues the Gilbert and Sullivan costume and thus makes the Rehnquist idiosyncracy a tradition.

          "Yesterday's news is tomorrow's fish and chips paper." -- Elvis Costello

          by Vico on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 10:12:49 AM PDT

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        •  Did anyone ask Roberts (none)
          if he would recuse himself in a case involving Bush 43, or specifically in an impeachment trial of the president who nominated him?  

          Maybe that would have been considered an outrageous question in confirmation hearings - but still I'm curious if Roberts was asked any question like this.  I didn't see the hearings in their entirety, but some of the questioning was pretty confrontational.  Does anyone know if this area was touched upon in the hearings?

          "Let him that would move the world first move himself." --Socrates

          by joanneleon on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 11:32:45 AM PDT

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    •  easily confirmed? (none)
      I just don't get it.  When I saw she'd never been a judge, I thought "Huh?!?  At least the Dems will have an easy argument."  How can anyone come out in favor of a nominee who's never been a judge?  Why not nominate a professional hot-dog vendor to the bench?

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