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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:01 AM
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Rove And Roberts....
I think we get more mileage out of keeping the heat on Rove than opposing Roberts....


I don't see a filibuster of John Roberts on the horizon because it is doomed to failure....

I suspect he will pass the Senate with over ninety votes....

He was a safe choice... He is a mainstream conservative, to the left of Scalia, Thomas, and Rehnquist but slightly to the right of the Court's lone swing vote-Anthony Kennedy....

He doesn't look like the devil.... That and his antediluvian views is what doomed Robert Bork...


We need to keep the heat on Rove and others in the White House who outed a CIA agent...

You pick the fights you can win and this is one fight we can win...
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:04 AM
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1. he is the devil
He doesn't look much to the left of anyone to me.

Anti-environment
Anti-affirmative action
Anti-choice
Pro-corporate

Sue
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:30 AM
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3. I Wouldn't Have Nomintated Him...
But he's no Scalia, Rehnquist, or Thomas.....

And certainly not a Robert Bork...


I don't think you will find a half dozen senators willing to filibuster him....
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:26 AM
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2. What he said in his appellate court nomination hearing re Roe v. Wade...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

Critics have already called attention to his writings on abortion. As deputy solicitor general in the George H.W. Bush administration, Roberts signed a brief on abortion financing that argued in a footnote that Roe v. Wade , which established a constitutional right to abortion, should be overturned because it "finds no support in the text, structure or history of the Constitution."

Some allies and analysts cautioned against reading too much into that because Roberts was reflecting Bush administration policy at the time. At his confirmation hearing for the appellate bench in 2003, he offered a careful answer to the abortion question that likewise was open to interpretation. " Roe v. Wade is the settled law of the land," he testified, adding: "There is nothing in my personal views that would prevent me from fully and faithfully applying that precedent."
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