September 16, 2005

Robert's rules for 40 years?

With it all but assured that John Roberts will be confirmed as Supreme Court Chief Justice, what are we in for?

How do those of you who have read about or witnessed his confirmation hearings and other reports feel Roberts will perform as the chief and ultimate justice of the land? Will he prove to share the radically right views of Scallia and Thomas? Will he surprise us and actually be as open-minded and respectful of precedent as he assured the congress?

Doesn't it seem as though the confimation process is pretty short and inadequate when you consider that we're about to install a person as chief justice of the supreme court for as 40 years or longer? The person which will literally affect every one of our lives and the lives of our children, and the White House won't release most of his records, they hold a few hours of mostly meaningless theatre as confirmation hearings, and then we end up with a guy we know next to nothing about dictating how the consitution is interpreted for decades to come.

The Dems were effectively neutralized and put in a box, as if they all voted against Roberts, the White House would no doubt abandon any effort to choose a candidate at least slightly palletable to Dems for the other vacancy on the court. In other words, if they felt that Dems would all vote against anyone Bush puts forth anyway, they'd just send up one of their crack-pot radical rightists and get him confirmed anyway.

It's truly rather disturbing to realize that the Democrats really don't have any say in the matter anyway.

Will Roberts overrule Roe v. Wade? Will he continue to rule for corporations over individuals? Will he continue to rule against civil rights?

What do you think?

13 Comments:

At 9/16/2005 5:32 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Feinstein did not like his response to her earlier questions about women's rights then caved and said that he was not as bad as he could be...... wow. They are giving in to the power.

I think they all forgot how to fight in the US Senate.

 
At 9/17/2005 7:17 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Anon I take offense to yuor attitutde and sexist comments. You are exactly the type of person that Roberts will satisfy.

Heaven knows he won't make any woman in the US happy. Just look at the constantly angry expression on his wife's face for an explanation.

This is the guy who will fulfill all of the dreams of the radical religious right wing fanatics.

 
At 9/17/2005 7:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybesomedayi'llgetaclue

can you give a couple of examples based on his past on how he might do that

 
At 9/17/2005 12:44 PM, Blogger Polt said...

Just hope and pray he's a surprise, like Souter, and not a nightmare, like Scalia.

 
At 9/18/2005 6:25 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Well for one example - he believes the constitution interpretation should never change and it's not a living breathing document. Therefore, he has issue with a lot of the groundbreaking changes that have happened such as women's right to vote and roe-v-wade for a couple examples. He won't say it exactly but I feel he will enforce it and take us backwards every chance he gets.

This despite the fact that our constitution was written expressly for the future to allow for change with society as we interpreted law in new ages. It is not the 10 commandments written in stone like Roberts believes.

The guy scares me.

 
At 9/19/2005 6:57 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Well anon. At least I have a name.

And I am making the statement that this guy is anything but pro-woman in his attitude which you most certainly agree with based on your total lack of disrespect to me in the discussion here.

You sir are the asshole.

 
At 9/19/2005 8:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you have no proof of any of your claims.
how would i know if you're a woman? you're made up name is in effect, anon.
I didn't call you an asshole i merely pointed out you are a dumbass because you clearly do not understand the contitutional process.

 
At 9/19/2005 8:59 AM, Blogger diehard said...

An Anon you are sooo ffing smart!!
Use spellcheck the next time you post something.

 
At 9/19/2005 10:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

spell check is two words ass hat

 
At 9/19/2005 7:32 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Anon - you are truely ignorant. What a lame way you stand there and in effect yell at folks you don't know at all and berate people for having an opin about your hero Roberts.

Yeah, I am female. And my ID is not unisex - it's my name. You don't use one so again my point is that you are hiding behind the rock you crawled out from under. What are you going to do about the fact I am a woman? Are you God? Maybe you have the power to change the world or something. How small minded you are anon. Go blog somewhere where someone cares what you think. I don't.

Oh and by the way, Roberts does not truely understand the constitution at all. That's my point.

 
At 9/19/2005 7:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what exactly does he not understand about the Constitution that you do ?

 
At 9/20/2005 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 9/20/2005 9:06 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Well he probably could at least not repeat himself here like you do anon.

For one thing, Roberts is not willing to realize the changes that can evolve with society and reflect in the constitution.

That is clear to me. You however, will continue to defend his stick in the mud attitude because you are hoping he will revert things back to caveman days where men are totalitarian rulers of the earth. Uga uga. I am done talking to idiots like you.

 

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