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2005-07-20 15:49:18

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts found an audience of seemingly receptive U.S. senators on Wednesday when he opened his campaign for prompt bipartisan confirmation to the nation's high court. Democrats had been braced for a divisive battle over President Bush's nomination, fearing that he might pick a right-wing extremist. But Bush's selection of Roberts, hailed by backers as a mainstream conservative, drew tempered remarks from Democrats...

2005-07-12 17:30:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Democrats recommended to President Bush on Tuesday three Hispanic judges among potential Supreme Court nominees they view as able to win Senate confirmation without a partisan battle. They include Judge Edward Prado of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa of Texas, according to sources familiar with talks about a nominee between Bush and Democratic and...

2005-07-12 17:29:36

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Democrats recommended to President Bush on Tuesday three Hispanic judges among potential Supreme Court nominees they view as able to win Senate confirmation without a partisan battle. They include Judge Edward Prado of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa of Texas, according to sources familiar with talks about a nominee between Bush and Democratic and...

2005-07-12 07:59:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush heard the views of Senate leaders on Tuesday on who he should pick for a Supreme Court nominee and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said he believed Bush would seek a "consensus candidate." Bush met at the White House Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee, Reid of Nevada, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, and the committee's top Democrat, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy. Bush has been reviewing background...

2005-07-09 10:52:09

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid urged President Bush on Saturday to say "no to the far right" and nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court someone who will rule with "an open mind and a big heart." "We need an independent thinker who will follow the Constitution, not a knee-jerk conservative crusader who will march in lock-step to the tune of partisan pressure groups," Reid of Nevada said in his party's weekly radio address. Bush intends to...