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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:00 PM
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I'll write a letter re Roberts if you give me facts.
I'd like to write a letter that can be distributed to our representatives (to use the term loosely) and to the media. But don't have much time to research.


If you post some, I'll turn them into something people can email or fax. And I really think this should be framed in terms of *'s judgement, given that member(s) of his staff may be under criminal investigation.

Gimme some good ones -- verifiable ones, please, because I'll have to check each one. We need 5-10. The letter can't be more than 250 words or it will not be read.

Beth
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Mistress Quickly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:04 PM
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1. here's something
Slate has a lot on their home page

http://slate.msn.com/id/2123055 /

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But an opinion that the 50-year-old judge joined just last week in the case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld should be seriously troubling to anyone who values civil liberties. As a member of a three-judge panel on the D.C. federal court of appeals, Roberts signed on to a blank-check grant of power to the Bush administration to try suspected terrorists without basic due-process protections.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:07 PM
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2. MoveOn has a good list of Robert's actions
go to www.moveon.org (if you are already on their mailing list, it may be in your inbox now).
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Sapphire Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:10 PM
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3. The Record of John G. Roberts, Jr.: A Preliminary Report
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:11 PM
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4. How he affected West Virginia
"Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

John Roberts, a political appointee in both the Reagan and Bush I administrations. The lead counsel for a case in which the he argued that private citizens could not sue the federal government for violations of environmental regulations. Has represented the National Mining Association in which the Fourth Circuit reversed a district court ruling that had stopped the practice of "mountaintop removal" in the state of West Virginia. Citizens of West Virginia who were adversely affected by the practice had sued the state, claiming damage to both their homes and the surrounding area generally. Three Republican appointees - Judges Niemeyer, Luttig, and Williams - held that West Virginia's issuance of permits to mining companies to extract coal by blasting the tops off of mountains and depositing the debris in nearby valleys and streams did not violate the 1977 Federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. In another case, Roberts represented one of several interveners in a case challenging the EPAs promulgation of rules to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions."

http://ideamouth.com/appointments_and_disappointments.h...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:19 PM
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5. Thank you! I LOVE the corps!
:loveya:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:04 AM
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6. kick for the late crew. I'll generate a letter for the a.m.
:kick:
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