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Sunday, July 24, 2005

The road to confirmation

History will be made in these days leading up to the confirmation process to seat, or not seat, as the case may be, John Roberts to the Supreme Court. The American public can be and will be better informed than ever before during such an event.

The last time a new judge was seated on the Supreme Court was Steven Breyer in 1994. Eleven years ago, most of us weren't on the internet. Eleven years ago, even the internet wasn't the wealth of information it is now. Eleven years ago, ordinary citizens only knew what was fed to them by the TV news, radio, newspapers, and CNN, about a Supreme Court nominee. No longer must we live in an information bubble. Times have changed considerably. The bubble has burst.

Some good places to start getting informed:

The people can use their new found education to convey to their U.S. senators their thoughts and feelings on the nominee. And, their U.S. senators can take them seriously.

Posted by Marie at July 24, 2005 7:26 PM

Comments

I fear that no matter what we common folk do that it pretty much is a done deal.

The GOP control the Supreme Court, The Executive Branch, the House of Representatives, and the Senate.

There's something very odd about a nation which would vest so much power in the hands of one political party - unless of course it was rigged.

We'd have to find out that the guy was a serial child rapist before he wouldn't be confirmed, and even then they'd probably just smear the children's reputations, and get the children's parents fired - similar to how they're handling the Valerie Plame, Joe Wilson affair.

Posted by: jeromeprophet at July 27, 2005 12:25 AM

Yes, on a non-emotional level, I agree. I guess what has me on edge is the belief by certain factions that an all conservative bench will save the soul of the country; that an all conservative bench is more important than the balance of power. Especially when the balance of power is what preserves democracy.

Posted by: Marie at July 27, 2005 2:12 PM