Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Bush pulled Roberts out a hat for SC? Not hardly:

Looks like old John Roberts has been a little more active in helping out our boy king than we even first imagined. I'm sure that more is to come.
We already know that he applauds more presidential power.

Today, the Miami Herald is reporting that he had a much larger roll in the 2000 recount than was first reported.
Below is a snippet of the article.
And the full link.
Also available on Smirking Chimp.

This one nomination could seriously change the face of the Supreme Court which is already tilted heavily to the right.

Supreme Court nominee John Roberts had larger 2000 recount role than previously reported
Date: Wednesday, July 27 @ 10:00:10 EDT
Topic: Florida

The role of U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts in the 2000 election aftermath in Florida was larger than has been reported. Roberts helped prepare the Supreme Court case.

By Marc Caputo, Miami Herald

TALLAHASSEE - U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts played a broader behind-the-scenes role for the Republican camp in the aftermath of the 2000 election than previously reported -- as legal consultant, lawsuit editor and prep coach for arguments before the nation's highest court, according to the man who drafted him for the job.

Ted Cruz, a domestic policy advisor for President Bush and who is now Texas' solicitor general, said Roberts was one of the first names he thought of while he and another attorney drafted the Republican legal dream team of litigation "lions" and "800-pound gorillas," which ultimately consisted of 400 attorneys in Florida.

Until now, Gov. Jeb Bush and others involved in the election dispute could recall almost nothing of Roberts' role, except for a half-hour meeting the governor had with Roberts. Cruz said Roberts was in Tallahassee helping the Bush camp for "a week to 10 days," and that his help was important, though Cruz said it is difficult to remember specifics five years after the sleep-depriving frenetic pace of the 2000 recount.

But one thing was certain, Cruz told The Herald: "There was no one better for the job."

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