(CNSNews.com) - Nominating Judge John Roberts to be chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is an excellent choice, said a group that believes Roberts will follow in Rehnquist's footsteps -- "with distinction."
The Coalition for a Fair Judiciary noted that Roberts -- who clerked for Chief Justice Rehnquist -- not only has the judicial temperament necessary to do the job, but he also has been likened to Rehnquist "in his style of judging."
Kay Daly, the coalition's president, said Roberts "will undoubtedly build upon the foundation of order, efficiency and comity so solidly built" by Chief Justice Rehnquist.
"We remain hopeful that the din from the Left...will quiet down, if for no other reason, than out of respect for the passing of Chief Justice Rehnquist," Daly continued.
She noted the "non-stop demands" from liberals who insist on "co-nominating" a Supreme Court justice; and the liberals' "endless carping over documents" dating back to Roberts' early government service. Entire forests' worth of paper have not satisfied the leftists, Daly said.
Looking beyond the chief justice position, the coalition said it looks forward to President Bush's nomination for the seat vacated by Sandra Day O'Connor -- and it expressed hope that President Bus "will continue to keep his promise made to the American people" by nominating "orginalists" to the Court.
The Coalition for a Fair Judiciary says it supports a "qualified, capable federal judicial nominees who are committed to fair and accurate interpretation of existing law." The group contends that judicial activism -- "characterized by rulings that create law rather than apply the law" -- has had a detrimental impact on American society and commerce.
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