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AlGore-08.com Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:37 AM
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Roberts worked "behind the scenes" on Bush's side of Bush v Gore
http://www.knoxstudio.com/shns/story.cfm?pk=COURT-ANALY...

As a clerk for Rehnquist, then as a lawyer in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and Bush's father, Roberts repeatedly proved his conservative mettle, persuading legions of Republican heavyweights of his judicial orientation. He also won political points during Bush's contested 2000 victory against Democrat Al Gore, working behind the scenes on Bush's successful case before the Supreme Court.

For tonight's "duh" questions: is ANYBODY on the Senate judiciary committee going to even question Roberts on his position on voting rights? Is anybody in the DNC going to dig into just what it was that Roberts did "behind the scenes" in the Bush v Gore case that scored those political points with Smirk? Is anybody going to even ask if this appointment could be political payback for services rendered in 2000? (You know the accusation would be screamed endlessly if a Dem had nominated somebody who even contributed $5 to their campaign.)

Or are they just going to snooze through the confirmation process, happy that Roberts is "well liked" and "not as bad as he could be".
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GetTheRightVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:40 AM
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1. Thank you for the information, I will share it with all I know
:kick:
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queeg Donating Member (529 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:43 AM
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2. I think voting rights questions are genuine territory to examine
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 01:56 AM by queeg
But if you automatically reject any lawyer in Washington that sided with Bush or Gore for that matter in 2000---we will be nominating custodians for the SCOTUS job.

Can you even find a single lawyer that wasn't involved in Washington?
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AlGore-08.com Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:23 AM
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7. Not if he wanted Smirk to win - - it says he worked "behind the scenes"
Meaning he played some kind of active role in the passage of Bush v. Gore, which is much, much different from just "siding" with Bush during the recount.

It's a legitimate question to find out just what that role was. Maybe it was nothing. But maybe it was important and involved him providing legal advice. How will we know if nobody asks?

The 2000 recount wasn't just a political struggle. It was also a legal struggle. In this case, that's much more important. Because Bush v. Gore was a really, really, really bad ruling based on a really warped interpretation of equal protection. And that warped interpretation was dreamed up by the Bush legal team.

If Roberts was responsible for it in any major way, it tells you a Hell of a lot about him legally.
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:06 AM
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3. That, Ma'am, Is More than Enough Reason To Raise A Stink Over This Wretch
"LET'S GO GET THOSE BUSH BASTARDS!"
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:10 AM
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4. Which means he basically opposes our constitution.
Most especially, he don't want no truck with that Bill o' Rights.

And I don't want no truck with him.
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springhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:12 AM
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5. This nomination for Supreme Court Judge.........
is not something that has just been decided, in my opinion. They set the stage for everything. Anyone wonder why he chose someone who has only been a judge for 2 years? Because he put him in that postion so he would be able to do exactly what he did today. Have someone on the Supreme Court who is part of the team- the Neocon team. Won't have to worry about the kind of positions he will take, because it will be Bush's position.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:17 AM
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6. Good questions. You should ask your senators
these questions when you write them letters or call their offices. It's important that they know that you want answers to these sort of questions.

:hi:
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:31 AM
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8. He didn't just work on the Bu$h team for the recount
He put his money where his mouth is and donated $1000. On top of the $1000 that he gave Bu$h during the campaign.


John G. Roberts, Jr., the Hogan & Hartson partner nominated for the DC Circuit, also donated $1000 to Bush -- this really is starting to look like a cover charge -- with $3000 to other Republicans and $3900 to Hogan & Hartson's PAC. The PAC gave $136,000, aside from individual donations, and $30,000 in soft money. Roberts then donated $1000 to the Bush recount effort. Hogan & Hartson clients include Mobil Oil Corporation, 3M, and Hartford Accident & Indemnity.


http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/2002/01/012902_Ch...
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:17 AM
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9. f*ck robert$. he's another one of them.
he's just another sold-out, buy-in mafia member.
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