"Political firestorm" brewing for Bush high court nominees, says former SG Olson

"Political firestorm" brewing for Bush high court nominees, says former SG Olson

[JURIST] Former Bush administration solicitor general Theodore Olson told the conservative Federalist Society's National Convention in Washington Thursday that Bush nominees to the Supreme Court would likely face a "political firestorm" in the Senate. Olson predicted that the President could make as many as three appointments in his second term, all of which could prove extremely controversial given the permanency of the positions and recent Democrat filibustering of Bush nominees to lower court vacancies. Citing what he called "malicious" attacks on conservative Reagan court nominee Robert Bork in the late 1980s, Olson said "it could easily be worse next time around." AP has more.