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    Thursday, September 29, 2005

    He's In


    John G. Roberts Jr. was confirmed as the 17th chief justice of the United States today in a formality that intensified speculation over who will be President Bush's next Supreme Court nominee.

    The Senate confirmed the nominee by a vote of 78 to 22, with unanimous support from Republicans and with many Democrats voting for him as well. He was sworn in at the White House this afternoon by Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens amid expectations that the president will announce his next choice for the court very soon.


    Though I think that confirming him was the best strategic move for the Democrats, I admit I'm proud that both on my Senators (Clinton and Schumer) voted "no". And Kerry did too.

    Now, onto the real question: Who's next?

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