Tuesday, July 19, 2005

We have a name

President Bush's U.S. Supreme Court nominee will be John Roberts of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The official announcement will come at 8 p.m., but someone already has leaked the big news.

Roberts, 50, has been a U.S. circuit judge for a little more than two years. Before then, he was principal deputy solicitor general under President George H.W. Bush and worked in the White House Counsel's Office during the Reagan administration. Roberts also clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist while he was still an associate justice in the early 1980s.

I'll weigh in with some thoughts on the nomination after I've had some time to read up on Roberts' record.

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