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September 20, 2005


White House Bracing for Supreme Court Fight

"The White House is reshuffling its short list of potential Supreme Court nominees with a new emphasis on finding someone who will hold up under the pressure of what is expected to be fierce confirmation battle," the New York Times reports.

"The shifting calculus reflects the increased stakes in replacing the retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor as the court's swing vote as well as the expectation that the new nominee will be measured against Judge John G. Roberts Jr., who was hailed by both parties for his performance during almost 20 hours of confirmation hearings for the post of chief justice."












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