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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:21 PM
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Robert's big business cases
Anyone have links to info on his lawsuits
regarding big business, aside from the arrest
of the little girl with the french fry?
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:31 PM
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1. Here's a brief article discussing one for FOX NEWS
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BA51DA...

If we could start referring to him as "former Fox News lawyer" John Roberts, I think it would be good.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:32 PM
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2. There are two that I've heard of.
One when Roberts involved Microsoft, and the other involved strip mining in W VA.

Contrary to claims that Roberts is in the pocket of "big business,"3 in his capacity as a partner with Hogan & Hartson, he represented the 19 states that joined the federal government in suing Microsoft.4

Roberts represented a coal company before the Supreme Court in a case where the coal company sought to discharge an employee truck driver for repeated drug abuse.5 The case was litigated because an arbitrator twice found that the employees repeated drug use was not "just cause" to terminate his employment.6 Such arbitration was part of the companys contract with the union but the company wanted the arbitrators decision overturned as a clear violation of "public policy."7 Justice Souter stated that in order for the Court to break a contractual agreement using "he force of public policy" the public policy "has to be very very clear."8 Roberts argued that public policy of keeping drug-impaired drivers off of the nations highways was crystal clear.9 However, the Court reluctantly found for the employee with Justice Breyer conceding that "e recognize that reasonable people can differ as to whether reinstatement or discharge is the more appropriate remedy here."10

http://www.judicialselection.org/nominees/roberts.htm
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:40 PM
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3. I think that was from a conservative website....
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 07:43 PM by realFedUp

This looks like the same website:
http://www.freecongress.org/centers/index.asp

snip

The Center for Conservative Governance
The Free Congress Foundations Center for Conservative Governance strives to educate American citizens using the principles in which our Founding Fathers assembled in the traditional governing documents, such as the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:43 PM
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4. So he's a trial lawyer, too?
LOLOL. Like John Edwards.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:47 PM
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5. Oh yeah! That's one of the gripes about him.
Most of his background is as a trial lawyer and not as a judge, so there are very few rulings anyone can check to see how he would really rule on the court.
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:50 PM
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6. he's a litigator, like his wife.....
and they like to talk...he wouldn't
be silent like Thomas, but he'd be
just as predictable.
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