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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-06-06 12:17 PM
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Brownback Holds Up Judicial Nomination Over Same-Sex Ceremony
http://www.365gay.com/Newscon06/10/100606brownback.htm

A Republican senator is holding up a Michigan judge's nomination to the federal bench because she reportedly helped lead a commitment ceremony for a lesbian couple in Massachusetts four years ago.

Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, an opponent of gay marriage who has presidential aspirations, said Friday he wants to know whether there was anything illegal or improper about the ceremony. He also said he wants to question Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Janet T. Neff about her views on gay marriage and how her actions might shape her judicial philosophy.

"It seems to speak about her view of judicial activism," Brownback said. "That's something I want to inquire of her further."

The Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved Neff's nomination for a seat on the U.S. District Court in Michigan's Western District. Her nomination is now pending before the full Senate.

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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-06-06 12:23 PM
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1. It wouldn't be considered "judicial activism" if it was
issues that Brownback agreed with. God,I hope we can get rid of all those GOPervert HYPOCRITES.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-06-06 12:26 PM
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2. Recently brownback held up a nomination because a judge freed a slave
Those activist judges...

What a fucking embarrassment to my wife's home state.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:56 PM
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3. Brownback (n)-- One accustomed to having santorum spread on their backside
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:55 PM
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4. Presidential aspirations??? The day that maniac is elected is the
day I move to the moon. :yoiks:
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:14 PM
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5. I thought these fuckers said they didn't believe in litmus tests
But of course they're lying about that too.

They believe fully in judicial activism. Rightwing, theocratic, fundamentalist judicial activism.
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