Thursday, September 08, 2005

Hispanic Judicial Candidates

Manuel Miranda gives us the rundown on potential Hispanic candidates to replace the retiring Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court:

• Emilio Garza. A Texan of Mexican descent who has served since 1991 on the Fifth Circuit, Judge Garza has all the attributes and clear judicial record for which conservatives are looking. Judge Garza has the additional gift of being friendly, affable and gracious.

• Danny Boggs. A 19-year veteran of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and currently its chief judge, the Cuban-born Judge Boggs has a deep judicial record and an overwhelming intellect.

• Raoul Cantero. The first Hispanic on the Florida Supreme Court was vetted for that post by the president's brother, Gov. Jeb Bush. Justice Cantero's record is not deep, but it is principled and he would meet another conservative goal of seating the court with young jurists. Justice Cantero is 45...

• Mel Martinez. Florida's recently elected senator has no judicial record but wide experience as the secretary of housing and urban development and mayor of Orlando. He is a devout Catholic with a remarkable personal story and is Hispanic.


Blogger Thomas said...

Any chance for Miguel Estrada??

9/12/2005 11:21 PM  
Blogger HispaniCon said...

Unfortunately, I think Miguel Estrada is damaged goods at this point. It's really a shame because he is as well qualified as Judge Roberts, but he didn't get a chance thanks to Chuck Schumer, Patrick Leahy and their ilk. Also, if I were Miguel Estrada I would not want to be part of the circus that the nomination process has become.

9/13/2005 9:49 AM  
Blogger Thomas said...

True, I agree with you.

Maybe to "poke them in the eye" so to speak, he could be nominated for the Supreme Court. The scrunity level would be raised - that is, not only on the nominee but on those disingenuous Democrats as well.

Schumer, Leahy, Biden & Co. would be hard pressed to be so vicious on a mild-mannered, brilliant, Hispanic immigrant nominee.

9/15/2005 7:07 PM  

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