Bush’s Supreme Court Nominee

July 22, 2005

To the Editor:

Two comments on the article concerning the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court. (Duncan Osborne, “Doubts, Concerns Raised on Roberts, July 21-27, 2005) First, GMHC states that “Judge John Roberts cannot be given the opportunity to make law for what may well be the next 30 years.” Someone should inform GMHC that the Supreme Court does not “make law,” they interpret the Constitution to determine if laws are valid. Congress makes law—and we get to vote for them.

Second, Kevin Cathcart, executive director of Lambda Legal, states, “In nominating Judge John G. Roberts to replace Justice O’Connor on the Supreme Court, Pres. Bush has just about guaranteed that divisiveness will continue to reign in the judicial nomination process.” I would submit that President Bush could nominate Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, and that would be enough to guarantee that divisiveness would continue to reign. It is not the nominee, but the increasing level of bitterness and polarization, that is causing this country to be split.

Jeff Scarbrough

Athens, Georgia


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