July 21, 2005
So it's D.C. Appeals Court Judge John Roberts who President Bush believes
will take the country back in the direction of the constitution and away from judicial freelancing.
In recent years, not all judges named by republican presidents have turned out well.
O'Connor is one.
So are Anthony Kennedy and David Souter.
Democrat presidents have a better track record.
No Justice since John F. Kennedy named Byron White has ever gone conservative.
President Bush has repeatedly stated his intentions to nominate a real conservative to the bench.
It is unthinkable he would do something less.
We're about to find out.
If confirmed, Judge Roberts will start with several highly controversial cases this fall involving abortion, gay rights and the death penalty.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.