The good folks at People for the American Way had this to say today in response to the vote to confirm John Roberts:
John Roberts has been confirmed to a lifetime position as Chief Justice of the United States. We opposed his confirmation and are disappointed at the vote. However, now that he has been confirmed, we wish John Roberts well, and hope that he will use his intellect and his abilities to serve all Americans with a fair and even hand.
With John Roberts confirmed, attention now turns to the upcoming nominee to fill the vacancy being created by the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Every Supreme Court nominee should be held to a high standard, which includes a demonstrated commitment to protecting Americans’ fundamental rights, liberties, and legal protections. Given the pivotal role that Justice O’Connor has played in recent years, the stakes with her replacement are enormous.
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