Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Bill Kristol is making the case that Justice O’Connor will step down in the next week, not Chief Justice Rehnquist, and that Bush will nominate Gonzales to replace her. That would certainly be an interesting development.


  1. #1 raj
    June 24, 2005


  2. #2 raj
    June 24, 2005

    BTW, if this is true, this would be an interesting development.

  3. #3 John
    June 24, 2005

    I hope this is true.

    From what I have been able to gather, he would make a fine Justice.

  4. #4 Ed Darrell
    June 26, 2005

    Gonzales? The guy who thought it would be okay (i.e., NOT a war crime) for the president to authorize torture? THAT guy would be a good justice?

  5. #5 John
    June 26, 2005

    I don’t put much stock in his pro torture opinions. It seems to me that the adminstration made the decision to do things that were contrary to the common interpretation of American and International Law. Needing a legal cover to avoid a charge of war crimes, Mr. Gonzlaes wrote interpretaions that would give that legal cover. He did so as a lawyer. The adminsistration could have hired any number of lawyers would gladly have done the same.

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