“John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, is seriously considering stepping down from the nation’s highest court for personal reasons,” reports Radar Online (via The Awl).
Seems odd, but Rader Online editor Dave Perel helped shepherd the National Enquirer into the Pulitzer discussion–so, perhaps?
UPDATE: “RadarOnline.com has obtained new information Read More
In an interview with Chuck Schumer for a story in tomorrow’s Observer, the senator said he still stands by the present nominee for the Attorney General position, Michael Mukasey, because he believes Mukasey will be politically independent from the Bush administration.
Since Schumer introduced Mukasey, a fellow New Yorker, at the confirmation hearings, the Read More
Beneath a photo of Judge Samuel Alito in Princeton University’s 1972 yearbook, one line prophesied a rich future for the 22-year-old public-policy major: “Sam intends to go to law school and eventually warm a seat on the Supreme Court.”
Thirty-three years later, it seems, that cheeky line said more about Mr. Alito’s dearest ambitions than Read More
Obviously, the best way to be confirmed for a seat on the Supreme Court is to be like Chief Justice John Roberts. Not only is he a lawyer, but so is his wife. Moreover, except for shortish stints to bale money as a $1-million-a-year corporation lawyer, Justice Roberts has spent most of his adult lifetime Read More
Some Orthodox Jewish bloggers are buzzing over an article in the Five Towns Jewish Times, (no link available), which recounts a meeting between Hillary and a group of constituents at Long Island’s Temple Beth Sholom:
Lester Henner, a Lawrence resident and former president of Congregation Beth Sholom, asked Clinton why she voted against the appointment Read More
Has this been a terrible month for George W. Bush? With the administration’s clumsy response to the devastation in New Orleans, and the rising death toll from daily terrorist attacks in Iraq, one might well conclude that the President is on the ropes. And his sinking poll numbers would back that up. But his deft Read More
How are we supposed to read Mike‘s second attack on George Bush in a week other than as something like a stretch for the panic button?
Today, with construction workers beside him, the Mayor called on the President to reinstate prevailing wage rules for federal contractors on the Gulf Coast. Last week, he Read More
Senator Schumer took a break from sparring with John Roberts to join Hillary in endorsing Freddy in Queens just now.
More to come. Read More
If at first you don’t succeed, advertise again.
That seems to be the policy of the abortion-rights group, NARAL Pro-Choice America.
The organization landed itself in hot water early last month with a television ad condemning John Roberts, President Bush’s nominee to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
The 30-second spot accused Mr. Roberts Read More
That John Roberts is bright, personable, Catholic and a devoted father is significant, but less important than how he will vote. The Democrats ought not to give him a pass. His nomination is far more important than the nominations of Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia or the failed nomination of Robert Bork. He would fill Read More