Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Well, by now my colleagues at the Advanced Criminal Law Seminar in Corpus Christi have surely been washed away by hurricane Emily. Via con dios, oh merry band of lawyers!
And Steanso's job hunt continues. Arrgh.
We have a new nominee for the Supreme Court. Judge John Roberts. And all that George W. wants for Judge Roberts is a "fair hearing". Of course, I translate that to mean, "You liberals better not give me a hard time on this with any of your questions about civil rights or protecting citizens from big business or else I'll get that draft started back up in a heartbeat!"
I gotta say, Bush was a little more crafty with this nomination than I expected. He picked a guy that I have no doubt is quite conservative (behind closed doors he may very well admit to Bush that he tortures suspected pot smokers in his free time), but he's only been an appellate judge for a relatively short amount of time, and his record of judicial opinions is relatively small and may have not yet required him to take stands on many controversial issues. In other words, we may not really know what kind of guy we're dealing with until he's already been appointed and is issuing decisions.
Anyway, I guess that my attitude for now is kind of "wait and see", but I certainly won't blame the Democrats if they put Roberts through the ringer, grilling him extensively about his personal convictions on various issues. This needs to be the flip side of nominating a candidate who doesn't have a lenghty record which may easily be scrutinized. I hope that the man turns out to be a decent candidate, but Bush better not bitch too much while the Democrats do the job of investigating what kind of a man they are dealing with. It's the highest court in the country, it's a lifetime appointment, and the guy's job is going to be about protecting our constitution. Don't rush us, George. If your guy has no skeletons in his closet, he'll be fine. Otherwise, we need to know.
Not too much else to report. I'm going to Houston this weekend. Beaumont and Superman. It's a difficult concept to get your mind around.
Thanks to the Pea for cooking me some spaghetti last night. She's a good woman, even if she did marry a guy whose favorite nickname is Crackbass.
And good luck to today's lunch bunch. Good luck to Amy Blanchard with the re-poofing of her hair. Good luck to Trey Collins with Jill. Good luck to Kraber with... uh... all sorts of stuff (pool, mostly, at the moment).

Oh yeah, good luck to Reed Shaw in the AMD trenches for keeping that flow going. Whatever that means.
Peace.

3 comments:

CrackBass said...

kudos to steanso for his prayer vigil, which kept us here in the cc (that's corpus christi to those of you who dont know) alive. and kudos as well to the equally gorgeous brad pitt (mr. smith) and angelina jolie (mrs. smith) who together helped the cc gang take their minds off the gw bush subterfuge of once again putting people who his dad (and his dad's boss, ronnancy) used in his admin into junior bush's admin. for those of you who havent heard, below is the scoop on the "unknown" john roberts. he is a hard core conservative through and through people. a wolf in the sheeps clothes, as they say. contact your senators, and beg they dont get suckered into approving this douche. the dude worked for reagan, dammit. and anyone who has ever listened to eddie murphy knows all about how reagonomics worked. anyway, here tis:

your supreme court nominee's resume:


"He was a law clerk for Henry Friendly, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1979-1980, and for Associate Justice William Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States, 1980-1981. He then took a job as special assistant to William French Smith, the attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1981-1982, before being appointed associate counsel to President Ronald Reagan, White House Counsel's Office, 1982-1986 during the Iran/Contra activities.

He entered private practice in 1986 as an associate at the Washington D.C. law firm of Hogan & Hartson, but left to serve from 1989-1993 as Principal Deputy Solicitor General under Kenneth Starr, during the administration of President George H.W. Bush. He was the “political deputy” in the Solicitor General’s office and thus, unlike career Deputy Solicitor Generals, cannot dismiss positions he took as simply arguments he was forced to make as part of his obligation to zealously represent the interests of his client, the federal government. While in the Solicitor General’s office during the Bush administration, Roberts co-authored briefs in a number of controversial cases.

After Bill Clinton took office, he returned to Hogan and Harston in 1993 as a partner, where he remained until he was appointed to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia."


fight the power kids

The League said...

Yar!

Tis to Beaumont, we shall sail. There's a fair bounty there, full of the mystery of the man they call Super, says I...

So no crying we'll be doing, mateys, for it's Friday when Steanso sets forth on his voyage into the wilds of East Texas.

Yar!

Steanso said...

Kudos to Crackbass for his post. Well done, Crackbass, you dirty whore!