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2005-07-28 16:26:48

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts said on Thursday he would not be the type of justice both political parties denounce, one who tries to make laws rather than rule on them, a Democratic senator said. "He said he would not be an 'activist judge,"' Sen.

2005-07-14 14:31:16

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators who crafted a compromise on judicial nominees two months ago said President Bush's talks with both parties for his first nomination to the Supreme Court may help avert a divisive confirmation battle.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.