posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 08:20 PM
After the news that Sandra Day O'Connor would retire within the coming weeks (to spend time with her husband who has recently fallen ill)
current President has announced John Roberts to replace her.
It is an interesting set of developments, as he was not one of the hot favourites however he has seen to be a Judge who would uphold the law set down
WASHINGTON - President Bush named federal appeals court judge John G. Roberts Jr. to a seat on the Supreme Court Tuesday, delighting Republicans
while unsettling some Democrats with the selection of a young jurist with impeccable conservative credentials.
"John Roberts has devoted his entire professional life to the cause of justice," Bush said in a prime-time announcement at the White House, "and is
widely admired for his intellect his sound judgment and his personal decency."
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50 year old John Roberts is to me a shock candidate and one who I have yet to see mentioned however it is a smart move by the Republicans. At 50
years of age, he is still very young and will be able to sit in the Supreme Court for many years to come. Being able to "help" the Republican Party
while the Democrats are even in office.
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[edit on 19/7/2005 by Odium]
[edit on 24-7-2005 by asala]