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Gearan Comments on Nominee Process

On Sunday, Aug. 21, quoted HWS President Mark D. Gearan about Supreme Court nominee John Roberts being shepherded through the process by Former Tennessee Republican Sen. Fred Thompson.

“It’s a bit of an arranged marriage here,” Mark Gearan, who helped shepherd Justice Stephen Breyer through his confirmation hearings in 1994, said of the relationship between nominee and guide. “Certainly the nominee would have to be comfortable (with the shepherd), I expect. Someone who has the stature and gravitas and standing to represent the president in such a high profile appointment — it's hard to underestimate that.”

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