Academic journal article Labor Law Journal

From the Editor

Academic journal article Labor Law Journal

From the Editor

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Dear Reader:

The Supreme Court opened its October 2005 Term with John G. Roberts, Jr. as its new Chief justice. What character will the "Roberts Court" assume? What agenda, if any, will the new Chief Justice pursue?

In recent months we've witnessed significant events impacting the make-up of the Supreme Court.The announced resignation of Sandra Day O'Connor, the swing vote on the "Rehnquist Court," led President Bush to nominate Roberts, a conservative, to fill her position. Before the Senate could even consider that nomination, Chief Justice William Rehnquist died and President Bush nominated Roberts to be Chief Justice. That necessitated a second nomination to fill the position being vacated by Justice O'Connor.

The President created a real fire storm by nominating his personal White House Counsel, Harriet Miers, to fill the O'Connor seat. This nomination created such opposition from the President's own conservative base within the Republican Party that he was eventually forced to withdraw her nomination. …

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