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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:00 AM
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Specter: Roberts will get fair hearings
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Specter: Roberts will get fair hearings

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court nominee John Roberts will receive "full, fair and complete" hearings, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee pledged on Wednesday as a group with White House ties unveiled a televised ad campaign aimed at assuring confirmation.

Abortion rights organizations declared their opposition to Roberts, a 50-year-old federal appeals court judge. But as yet, there were no outright calls for his rejection from any of the Senate's 44 Democrats.

"I urge the Senate to rise to the occasion, provide a fair and civil process and to have Judge Roberts in place before the next court sessions begins on October the third," said President Bush, the morning after he tapped the Harvard-educated lawyer with a sterling resume and impeccable conservative credentials.

If confirmed, Roberts would replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the court. She has frequently been a swing vote in recent years on issues ranging from abortion to affirmative action and states rights.

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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:03 AM
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1. Sure...each Senator has 5 minutes to ask all the questions he/she wants
If it is like most of the committee meetings I've seen lately.
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topsfieldgal Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:32 AM
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Many great things can be achieved in only 5 minutes.....pfft
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second edition Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:35 AM
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3. Roberts should be throughly questioned and his history
researched and reviewed extensively. No way we should allow a quick vote on this guy. He is to much of an unknown.
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Talfen Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:40 AM
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4. I am sure
that Moveon.org and others will investigate this guy more thoroughly than our Senators. We also have a few months before October, and Justice O'Connor said she would not leave the bench till a replacement is named. Or something to that fact, so there is no rush to have a quickie.
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