SCOTUS scuttlebutt: no Gonzales

Looks like another nominee bites the dust before even entering the ring. Word on the street (and in The Hill newspaper) is that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will not be nominated to the Supreme Court. Says CapitolBuzz: "[By] the time of a conference call yesterday in which nearly 70 activists representing various [conservative] groups participated, fear over Gonzales had subsided. ‘There is a wide sense that it was not going to be Gonzales and not [to be] worried about that,’ Manuel Miranda said." (CapitolBuzz via Evan)

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