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Chief Justice Roberts: a Potted Plant?


Sam Brownback in today’s AP story calls John Roberts “a fabulous constitutional lawyer.” Just so: Roberts was a lead partner at Hogan & Hartson and one of the best appellate lawyers in America for over a decade.

George Bush in the same article: “I thought it made a lot of sense to bring a fresh outlook of somebody who’s actually been a very successful lawyer.”

The president was referring to Harriet Miers.


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