ND ReSource: Garnett praises choice of Roberts

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Notre DameLawSchools Professor Richard W. Garnett, a former law clerk for Chief Justice William Rehnquist, praised fellow former clerk Judge John G. Roberts, whom President George Bush announced yesterday as his nominee for the Supreme Court.

Garnett, who knows and has long admired Judge Roberts, said that President Bushhas demonstrated his respect for the law, the courts, and the Constitution by nominating Judge John Roberts, a true ‘lawyer’s lawyer,to theSupreme Court.

Roberts is a brilliant, careful, and wonderfully gifted lawyer,Garnett said.Everyone familiar with his work, whether he or she is left, right, or center, acknowledges Roberts as one of the best appellate lawyers of his generation.Americans should be pleased and proud; Roberts is the kind of judge, with the kind of gifts, that the Supreme Court deserves."

* Contact: * _Professor Richard Garnett at 574-631-6981 or Garnett.4@nd.edu _

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