Bush Reportedly Will Name Conservative John Roberts

By David Thibault | July 7, 2008 | 8:31pm EDT

(CNSNews.com) - Cable news networks Tuesday night reported that President Bush was about to nominate conservative jurist John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Roberts is currently a member of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, often regarded as the farm team for the highest court in America. Roberts is solid conservative, "a superb choice for the Supreme Court," according to Shannen Coffin, former deputy assistant attorney general under President Bush.

"He is brilliant, thoughtful, and faithful to the law," Coffin said. "Left-wing activists will find it impossible to defeat such a supremely qualified candidate for the Court.

David Leitch, former deputy White House counsel to Bush, who worked with Roberts at a law firm and at the Department of Justice, said the president "has made an absolutely first rate nomination. John Roberts is quite simply the best Supreme Court advocate of his generation, and in his time on the bench has demonstrated his skill as a member of the judiciary.

"Far from being an ideologue, Roberts is precisely the kind of quality person and lawyer Americans should expect to be on our highest court," Leitch added.

Roberts also won praise from Helgi Walke, former associate White House counsel to President Bush and a former clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

"Roberts has all the credentials, experience, talent, and character to be a truly distinguished member of the Supreme Court," Walker stated. "Not only was he widely regarded as one of the best appellate practitioners in the country, he has now served ably on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for over two years.

"The Senate confirmed him by unanimous consent for that post. There is no reason for the Senate not to act promptly on this fine nomination," Walker added. More to Come

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