Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
September 29, 2005
LAW: 78-22

Mr. Chief Justice Roberts. The "yes" votes included all 55 Republicans, every red-state Democrat but three (Minority Leader Harry Reid, presidential candidate Evan Bayh, and liberal warhorse Tom Harkin), every light-blue-state Democrat but three (Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Maria Cantwell of Washington, both up for re-election in 2006, and the retiring Mark Dayton), and even liberal stalwarts like Chris Dodd, Carl Levin, and Patrick Leahy.

UPDATE: Chief Justice Roberts:

"I view the vote this morning as confirmation of what is for me a bedrock principle, that judging is different from politics."

Amen to that. I also see that among the honored guests at the swearing in were the widows of Thurgood Marshall and . . . Potter Stewart? He's been dead for 20 years (Stewart was replaced on the Court by Justice O'Connor). But apparently his wife is still with us.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:46 AM | Law 2005 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Heck, Ladybird Johnson is still with us.

Posted by: rbj at September 30, 2005 12:56 PM
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