Wednesday, July 20, 2005

A New Justice?

After all the speculation, Bush seems to have picked a reasonable possibility of success. Roberts does not raise all the flags that some might, yet he is acceptable (at least in the early going) to Bush's right. The real fight will obviously be about abortion which he has personally called "settled law," but that was for his confimration as a lesser judge and could still be open to modifications if not repeal. This remains a more likely development in any case - no matter who runs the court. The nation has turned against abortion on demand but not to the goal of making it illegal period. Roberts has a great legal pedigree but I can't imagine what a conversation between him and Bush would be about. Legal philosophy? Maybe the hot weather that we're all talking about.