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Bush to Announce Supreme Court Nominee Tonight

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posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 12:03 PM
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President Bush will be announcing his choice for Sandra Day O'Connor's replacement on the Supreme Court of the United States tonight at a 9 P.M. televised address. It's not yet known who he'll pick. The nominee will have to be confirmed by the Senate, in what could turn into a contentious battle if Senate Democrats wish to try to filibuster the nominee.
 



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WASHINGTON - President Bush has decided whom to nominate to succeed Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court and was poised to announce his pick in a prime-time Tuesday night address.

White House press secretary Scott McClellan said the Bush administration was asking television outlets to broadcast the speech live. Bush's spokesman would not identify the president's choice. But there was intense speculation that it would be Judge Edith Clement of the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

The televised speech was scheduled for 9 p.m. EDT.

The tension was palpable in the West Wing of the White House; after a day of intense speculation, McClellan walked into the press briefing room and said bluntly: "The president has made a decision and will be announcing his nominee to the Supreme Court at 9 o'clock." McClellan said the American people expected that the Senate confirmation process would be a dignified one.


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It looks like the current favorites are the two Ediths sitting on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Whomever is nominated, there will probably end up being some sort of fight in the Senate but it remains to be seen whether the Democrats will actually try a filibuster.



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[edit on 25-7-2005 by asala]




posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 12:11 PM
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Let the fun and games begin--wowee, I can't wait.



posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 12:47 PM
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w00t. I really do hope, for everyone's sake, it's someone reasonable that we can look forward to for the next few decades. The supreme court shouldn't be for partisan pandering.



posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 01:02 PM
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The most intense speculation is swirling around Judge Edith Clement of the 5th Circuit who was nominated to that position by George W. Bush in 2001:



Looks like if she's the nominee, it won't be too contentious at this point. From what I hear, she's seen as more of a moderate and doesn't have much of a track record on abortion.

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posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 01:12 PM
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The conservatives behind Bush would never permit it, but I think Ted Olsen would also be a good candidate, even though he is a democrat and then, of course, there is our ex Secretary Of State.


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posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 06:23 PM
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well it wont be Judge Edith Brown
www.cnn.com...
Get the popcorn out folks!



posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 11:48 PM
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Doya think Robbins can get through the Judicial Committee?



posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 01:16 AM
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Looks like a great choice, about as conservative as Bush could get without starting total nuclear war with the Democrats. He most likely will get confirmed by the Senate without too much trouble.



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