Pro Gay Rights Supreme Court Nominee
Here's an amusing little development. It turns out that John G. Roberts Jr., Bush's nominee to be the next Supreme Court Justice, did pro-bono work for a group in Colorado that was trying to overturn a Colorado ballot initiative that made it legal for employers and landlords to discriminate against gays and lesbians in housing and the workplace. The group won by the way. Now religious conservative groups are actually calling on Bush to withdraw Roberts's nomination. Apparently there is real concern that Roberts could turn out to be another David Souter who was appointed by Bush Sr. and has since drifted significantly to the left. I seriously doubt this - the guy's record in most matters is very solidly conservative. Still this whole "controversy" is really pretty amusing - it's always fun to see the religious right in panic mode. Stay tuned for further details.