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Greens Warming to Roberts?



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The chances of any concerted environmental opposition to the Roberts’s nomination are shrinking. Today, Douglas Kendall of Community Rights Counsel has an op-ed explaining why Roberts is “different” than many other potential nominees who CRC would have opposed: “Roberts is not the Supreme Court justice I would choose. But before Senate hearings begin, I’m open to the possibility that he will not be what I most fear.” But don’t expect environmentalists to rush to Roberts defense. Kendall makes clear he may still oppose Roberts’ confirmation and (regrettably) calls for release of privileged memos from Roberts’ tenure at the Solicitor General’s office.



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