SharksWithLasers -- Seth Cooper

A CUTTING-EDGE BLOG FOR THE WORLD OF THE 21st CENTURY, Currently operated by Seth L. Cooper, a 27 year-old attorney in Seattle (sethlcooper at comcast dot net)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

SUPREME COURT WATCH. With a possible retirement (or two) from the Supreme Court, Confirm Them and NRO's Bench Memos are two blogs worthy of attention for the latest news, rumors and commentary. The current Supreme Court lineup has been there for a long, LONG time. I'm looking forward to a change, and hope to see two retirements.

(Downtown Seattle, WA)


  • At 3:43 PM, Blogger (Doxxiegirl) said…

    (Sorry had a seriously bad typo) I agree with you. I have not been following the supreme court debacle very closely, but I am definitely curious to see who gets the one or two seats that pop up. Any ideas?
    Do you think that they will replace Sandra Day O' Conner with another woman? Me, be the misogynist that I am, hope to see a conservative male grab that seat.

    I would assume that, now pardon me, because I haven't thought about how judge's are nominated since college, but it was my understanding that Bush gets to nominate a potential seat taker, then the House and Senate have to agree or am I way off? If that is the case, then I would assume that he would nominate someone that was a pretty intense conservative, especially since he has never made it a secret that he would like to see a conservative supreme court have Rowe v Wade over turned...which I wouldn't mind seeing that changed myself.

    What are the chances that a liberal judge is nominated?? (not that you have some secret inside scoop...just thought MAYBE you would have a better take on it, than I!)

  • At 6:21 PM, Blogger Coop said…

    I'm afraid I don't have any special insight or inside track on who is at the top of President Bush's short list for the Supreme Court.

    The President has made clear he does not have a litmus test on abortion for nomination, though politically he has positioned himself as a promoter of a culture of life. Regardless, I wouldn't be surpised to see the Senate hold up a Supreme Court nominee REGARDLESS of who the appointee or appointees might be and REGARDLESS of where they fall on the Center-Right spectrum.

    While the recent confirmation skirmishes have demonstrated that the President commands a clear majority of the Senate for his appointment to the federal circuit courts of appeals, he does not have a filibuster-proof supermajority of 60 votes. A filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee would be unprecedented, but I think it more likely than not that the Senate Democrats may attempt it.

    Whether there is a fillibuster or not, I most definitely expect his nominee or nominees to be thoroughly attacked in their personal character. It would be wonderful if I am mistaken in this respect.


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