Tuesday, July 05, 2005

What kind of Justice will Bush nominate?

Last week, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announced her retirement from the Supreme Court after having served on the bench for 24 years. Since then, much speculation, and not a little hyperbole, has been put forth as to whom President Bush will nominate to replace O’Connor.

On the conservative side, there is hope that Bush will nominate someone who will render judgments based on the Constitution. There is also trepidation that Bush will – once again – disappoint conservatives and nominate a moderate wildcard. On the liberal side, there is fear that Bush will nominate a “far-right religious nut.”

Naturally, there can’t be any form of controversy without hyperbole or extremist rhetoric. The National Organization of Women has declared a "'state of emergency' for women’s rights" in response to O’Connor’s retirement notice.

I know where the members of the CDP team stand, but it’s time to put the question to our readers: What kind of Justice will Bush nominate? I have added a poll to the sidebar to facilitate this.

Vote in the poll, and please feel free to leave a comment telling us why you voted the way you did.

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