Would you like fries with that, Mr. Justice Wanna-Be?
Meet Judge John G. Roberts, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and W's nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
His credentials are impressive: law clerk for CJ (then AJ) William Rehnquist; principle deputy representing the Government for Kenneth Starr, US Solicitor General, in the Supreme Court; and attorney in one of the most prestigious D.C. law firms, Hogan & Hartson. However, was he chosen by W. to shift the balance of the court to a clearly conservative institution? Is the legacy of moderate pro-common-sense jurisprudence over? Will privacy and due process be just a fleeting memory for monorities? Will Rowe v. Wade or Lawrence v. Texas be reversed?