The confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts passed easily in the U.S. Senate, but a University of Missouri law professor says the next one won’t be so easy. Richard Reuben says Roberts passed easily because he’s a conservative replacing a conservative. But Reuben says retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Conner is a moderate and a moderate is not likely to be chosen by President Bush. Reuben says that could mean a much more contentious confirmation process this time around.
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