Courts | As the Roberts nomination sails, attention turns to the other Supreme Court vacancy
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 10/01/05, 12:00 am
Despite a klatch of recalcitrant Democrats, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 22 approved the Supreme Court nomination of John Roberts. The 13-5 vote sent his nomination to the full Senate. Sens. Patrick Leahy, Herb Kohl, and Russ Feingold were the only Democrats to vote in favor of Mr. Roberts.
But with Mr. Roberts' confirmation by the full Senate nearly assured, Beltway court-watchers had by that time already turned their attention to riskier business: who the president will tap to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.