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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:15 PM
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John G. Roberts, ENEMY of Women, Chimp Donor, and Ken Starr's Boy...
Edited on Tue Jul-19-05 11:43 PM by KrazyKat
I did a little research on "Dudley Do-Right" John G. Roberts. Interesting history, which clearly shows that he's anti-choice. He worked for Ken "I'll get you yet, Bill Clinton" Starr back during Bush #1. Sorry, since this info is from the Lex-Nex search, I can't link to these vintage (yet timely) stories:
The New York Times
October 17, 1991, Thursday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section A; Page 1; Column 1; National Desk
LENGTH: 964 words
HEADLINE: Court Hears Appeal Of Ruling That Bars Abortion Protesters
BYLINE: By LINDA GREENHOUSE, Special to The New York Times
A Bush Administration lawyer told the Supreme Court today that it was "wrong as a matter of law and logic" to regard opposition to abortion as the equivalent of discrimination against women.
The lawyer, Deputy Solicitor General John G. Roberts Jr., argued that demonstrators who block access to abortion clinics are not singling out women for discriminatory treatment, but rather "seek to prohibit the practice of abortion altogether."

Consequently, he said, a post-Civil War-era Federal statute known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, which prohibits conspiracies to deprive people of equal protection of the laws, does not apply to abortion clinic blockades and does not give Federal judges the authority to issue injunctions against the demonstrators.
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The Washington Post
September 8, 1990, Saturday, Final Edition
LENGTH: 657 words
HEADLINE: Justices Again Asked to Reject Roe v. Wade
BYLINE: Ruth Marcus, Washington Post Staff Writer
The Bush administration urged the Supreme Court yesterday to use a case involving federal funding of family-planning clinics to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling establishing a constitutional right to abortion.
In a brief, Solicitor General Kenneth W. Starr astonished abortion rights advocates, who said they had not anticipated that the administration would attempt to use the case as a vehicle for persuading the court to overrule Roe.

The case, Rust v. Sullivan, concerns federal regulations prohibiting federally funded family-planning clinics from providing information about abortion to patients and allowing them, if patients inquire, to say only that abortion is "not an appropriate method of family planning."
The administration's argument delighted abortion opponents. The National Right to Life Committee said Bush's "firm, principled defense of unborn babies is winning him the unshakable loyalty of hundreds of thousands of pro-life political activists."
Starr was traveling yesterday. His deputy, John G. Roberts Jr., said, "We'll let the brief speak for itself, and we'll let the court reach its own conclusions."
The brief said the court's "conclusions in Roe that there is a fundamental right to an abortion and that government has no compelling interest in protecting prenatal human life throughout pregnancy find no support in the text, structure, or history of the Constitution."
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And, as the cherry on the cake, he's a Chimp donor --
$1,000 to George W. Bush 8/03/2000
There are also several donations to various right-wing senatorial candidates.
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Do NOT let this guy just walk into SCOTUS without a scrap. Can you say, "Legislate from the bench?" Roberts is BFEE through and through! :grr: :mad:

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pk_du Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:25 PM
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1. Dont get me wrong - I'm not saying we should support this guy
given his opinions on womens reproductive choice rights and many other matters but...

...did you notice how many times he gave to "Patrick Fitzgerald for Senate" ( yes - THAT patrick Fitzgerald)
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:31 PM
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2. Roberts gave to Peter Fitzgerald, not Patrick -- no relation.
Edited on Tue Jul-19-05 11:31 PM by KrazyKat
Patrick Fitzgerald was nominated for his position as U.S. Attorney on September 19, 2001 on the recommendation of U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald (R-IL), and confirmed on October 24, 2001. Peter Fitzgerald and Patrick Fitzgerald are not related.
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:55 PM
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3. Sinking like a stone, thus the self-serving kick...n/t
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:52 AM
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4. One final self-serve. n/t
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