“I would expect that the main reason Roberts is now being named to replace Rehnquist, rather than O’Connor, is that O’Connor had already said she would stay on the court until her replacement was confirmed. By having Roberts replace Rehnquist we don’t have the possibility of a 4-4 split decision.”
This was supposed to be my comment on “The Buck Stops Here: Roberts as Chief.” Though I have a blogger account, for some reason it would attempt to post the comment whenever I tried to input my identification. I tried three times and gave up.
If you are interested in why I commented that, go read the post.