Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Stealth for whom?

While President Bush's nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States, John Roberts, is certainly going to receive a lot of attention for his anti-Roe v. Wade writings, it's important to remember that while the social issues can help get supporters out of bed in the morning, it is the business interests that pay the bills.
Roberts no stranger to business cases
Supreme Court pick has won major cases for Toyota, Fox

By Robert Schroeder, MarketWatch
Last Update: 3:00 PM ET July 20, 2005  

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - In selecting John Roberts as his Supreme Court nominee, President Bush appears to have found a candidate that will please business interests.

"He has an understanding of the impact of regulation and litigation on businesses," said Glenn Lammi, chief counsel of the legal studies division at the Washington Legal Foundation, a conservative group. "He has a limited-government view of things."

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said Roberts is "well respected by the legal and business communities." Still, the Chamber, a powerful business group, will investigate Roberts's background.

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