Bush has nominated Samuel Alito to the supreme court. Many thought Alito would have been the nominee to replace Rehnquist, but that went to John Roberts. Various individuals appearing on Fox News yesterday threw Alito’s name out there, expecting him to be the new nominee to replace Sandra Day O’Conner. They liked comparing him to John Roberts.
Alito is a federal judge in New Jersey and a well established conservative. Too conservative for some probably. His stances on various issues are more well known than Miers were, hopefully he’ll have an easier ride than Harriet Miers had.
I expect he won’t have many troubles along the path to the SCOTUS. Could be a little sluggish in the Senate, but what isn’t? Overall, I’m happy with Alito as the new nominee.
Outside the Beltway has some early takes on Alito. California Conservative says “Confirm Judge Alito.” Iowa Voice “can live with this”, although he’d rather see Janice Rogers Brown be the nominee. The Political Teen was hoping for a Brown nomination too. Of course, Stop the ACLU is pleased because Alito has ruled against the ACLU in the past.