Saturday, September 17, 2005

Who could possibly be accepted by the Senate Democrats..

I listened to much of the confirmation hearings via streaming audio this week. It struck me that there could be no nominee from a Republican administration that would pass the tests required by Schumer, Biden, Kennedy, or Feinstein.
Today's has this on that same subject.
OpinionJournal - Hot TopicHowever, the following paragraph shows me that President Bush made an excellent choice in this nominee.
Perhaps the most encouraging exchange of the week was Judge Roberts's reply to GOP Senator Jon Kyl on the growing trend in U.S. courts to cite foreign precedents to justify their decisions. "Domestic precedent can confine and shape the discretion of the judges," Judge Roberts said. "Foreign law, you can find anything you want. If you don't find it in the decisions of France or Italy, it's in the decisions of Somalia or Japan or Indonesia, or wherever." Justices Stephen Breyer and Anthony Kennedy have been especially aggressive in pushing this foreign legal buffet line on the High Court. But we're glad to say it doesn't sound as if the new Chief will be joining them.

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