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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:29 PM
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Remember Haynesworth and Carswell
Both were Southern judges trying to roll back "Brown v Board of Education" nominated by Nixon to the Supreme Court...and both couldn't get past the Senate due to public disapproval.

And many of the same arguments made trying to shoehorn those two bigots on (we need a strict constructionst, we can't have activist judges making law, the Founding Fathers didn't say anything about it) are going to be made by those trying to push Roberts in....and by many of the same folks who were carrying water for those two then...

Bonus Fun Fact: Six years after being tossed out as a Surpreme Court nominee, Carswell got busted in a mens' room trying to solicit an undercover policeman for sex.

Second Bonus Fun Fact: It was about Carswell that Republican Roman Hruska announced: "So what if he is mediocre? There are a lot of mediocre judges and people and lawyers. They are entitled to representation too."
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