Tempus Fugit, on Sep 6 2005, 01:39 PM, said:
TheProfessor, on Sep 6 2005, 02:26 PM, said:
Alberto Gonzalez has been a name in circulation, and my bet is that he's even more conservative than Roberts. Bush wouldn't have re-nominated Roberts to Chief Justice unless Roberts was likely to be confirmed as Chief -- meaning, he has to appeal to both Democrats and Republicans alike. He's under a finer microscope than the other Jusice that Bush nominates will be.
So, with all that in mind, I think the most conservative Justice appointed by Bush will be the one that he names NEXT -- not Roberts.