TalkLeft Recommends Ed Prado for Supeme Court

We need a moderate to replace Justice O'Connor. She has been the critical moderate voice in deciding close cases. Like O’Connor, Judge Prado is a moderate. He is fair-minded and independent.

Justice O’Connor was an histroric nominee – the first woman on the Supreme Court. Judge Prado would also be an historic nominee – the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice.

If Bush chooses a radical right or extremist candidate, he will be in for a huge fight. He can avoid this. The best consensus choice would be 5th Circuit Appeals Court Justice Ed Prado. President Bush nominated him for the 5th Circuit and he was overwhelmingly approved (97 to 0.) He's been on the federal bench since Reagan appointed him to the Distict Court in 1984.

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    Re: TalkLeft Recommends Ed Prado for Supeme Court (none / 0) (#1)
    by scarshapedstar on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:46 PM EST
    Please, don't play the hispanic card... that's just begging for Alberto "It's only torture if you beat them to the point of organ failure" Gonzales.

    I think President Bush sees it as his legacy to be the first President to appoint a hispanic Supreme Court Judge. So the card is in play. I don't want it to be Gonzales. There are other, better choices out there.

    Why should Bush nominate a moderate? I certainly don't agree with him on many issues, but I've always felt respect for his commitment to his ideals. With his history of commitment (even to lost causes) what possible reason could make him back down now, especially after the recent nomination showdown in the senate?