Surprise!

President Bush publicly intoduced John G. Roberts, Jr. as his candidate to replace the vacancy on the Supreme Court. I hadn’t vetted all the candidates for the position myself, so I hadn’t heard of him.

It turns out that he’s a localite, who lives in Maryland and has had a long and distinguished career in Washington. He has only been a DC Circuit Court Judge for two years, and was in private practice (read:lobbyist) for over twenty years before that.

Interestingly, he started out his law career as a Law Clerk to William Rehnquist in the early eighties. Somehow, it all comes back to…

3 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on July 19th, 2005 @ 10:35 pm

    I thought he was a lawyer for Hogan & Hartson, not a lobbyist…


  2. Desert Island Boy (unregistered) on July 19th, 2005 @ 10:38 pm

    Yeah, he has argued cases for their clients, but I do believe that he did some lobby work, for, are you ready for this?

    Peanut Farmers. Maybe that’s why the Democrats love him!


  3. JennB (unregistered) on July 20th, 2005 @ 12:04 am

    Ooh, my company does work with Hogan & Hartson!



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