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July 26, 2005

Gonzales v. Roe

Well, Roberts is looking better all the time, given that a lot of liberals were hoping that political hack Alberto Gonzales would get the nod.

But Gonzales seems to be campaigning to make sure he'll be a radioactive candidate if nominated in the future:

The legal right to abortion is settled for lower courts, but the Supreme Court "is not obliged to follow" the Roe v. Wade precedent, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday as the Senate prepared to consider John Roberts' appointment that would put a new vote on the high court.

"If you're a Supreme Court justice, that's a different question because a Supreme Court justice is not obliged to follow precedent if you believe it's wrong," Gonzales said.

We'll see if Roberts gives the same answer, but this is pretty clear information that a Gonzales nomination would have meant a complete free for all on all past Supreme Court precedents.

Roberts actually seems a safer choice in that light, but then I never was on the Gonzales bandwagon. He's always been an unprincipled toadie for Bush, not exactly what I want on the Court.

Posted by Nathan at July 26, 2005 11:20 PM