.- Following President Bushâs long awaited nomination of Judge John Roberts to replace retiring Sandra Day OâConnor on the Supreme Court, Washingtonâs Culture of Life Foundation is commending Bush on picking someone who they say will not âlegislate from the bench.â Foundation president, Austin Ruse said that, "Roberts has the experience, education, and credentials necessary to excel at the noble and high calling of a Supreme Court justice,â and added that "President Bush is to be commended for following through on his commitment to appoint someone who will faithfully interpret the Constitution and not legislate from the bench."
"For too long,â he continued, âthose opposed to the dignity of life, marriage and the family have turned to the courts to advance their agenda and many judges have been far too happy to accommodateâ¦We are confident that Roberts possesses the temperament and character of a man who knows that his role on the bench is not to advance his own personal preferences but to enforce the law."
Bernard Dobranski, Dean of Ave Maria School of Law, and a board member of the Culture of Life Foundation added that he thinks Judge Roberts âis an outstanding choice, one well within the mainstream of American jurisprudence.â
He said that the nominee âpossesses the intellectual ability and depth that is required for a member of the Supreme Court; he possesses the necessary integrity and strength of character; and, finally, he understands quite well that the Constitution is to be interpreted according to its text, the intent of its framers, and within the customs and traditions of the American peopleâ¦The President has chosen well and is to be commended for the wisdom behind this nomination.â
Though Roberts is a conservative, even many on the left are optimistic about Bushâs choice, finding virtually no major flaws in the judgeâs resume. Others however, are taking a wait-and-see attitude until the Senate finishes their upcoming scrutinizing process.