Skip to comments.AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 1745) [Remember the Trade Center!!]
Posted on 10/31/2005 4:50:26 AM PST by Chairman_December_19th_Society
We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail!
Do not let the victims of the attacks on New York and Washington, nor the brave members of our Nation's military who have given their lives to protect our freedom, die in vain!!
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has called upon Karl Rove to resign, and upon the President to pressure him to do so.
In response, it appears likely the President will throw Senator Reid the Senatorial bird (as opposed to Senator Byrd, but that's another rant...) by nominating Circuit Court Judge Samuel Alito (another nominee that's going to take some typing practice to spell correctly, oh well).
A synopsis of the Judge's actual judicial opinions [Courtesy: FR's YaYa123]:
A majority opinion in ACLU v. Schundler, 168 F.3d 92 (3d Cir. 1999), holding that the Establishment Clause was not violated by a city hall holiday display that contained a creche, a menorah, secular symbols of the season, and a banner proclaiming the city's dedication to diversity.
A majority opinion in Fatin v. INS, 12 F.3d 1233 (3d Cir. 1993), holding that an Iranian woman seeking asylum could establish that she had a well founded fear of persecution in Iran if she could show that compliance with that country's "gender specific laws and repressive social norms," such as the requirement that women wear a veil in public, would be deeply abhorrent to her. Judge Alito also held that she could establish eligibility for asylum by showing that she would be persecuted because of gender, belief in feminism, or membership in a feminist group.
A majority opinion in Saxe v. State College Area School District, 240 F.3d 200 (3d Cir. 2001), striking down as contrary to the First Amendment a public school district anti-harassment policy that extended to nonvulgar, non-school-sponsored speech that posed no realistic threat of substantial disruption of school work.
A majority opinion in Shore Regional High School Board of Education v. P.S., 381 F.3d 194 (3d Cir. 2004), holding that a school district did not provide a high school student with a free and appropriate public education, as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, when it failed to protect the student from bullying by fellow students who taunted the student based on his lack of athleticism and his perceived sexual orientation.
A majority opinion in Williams v. Price, 343 F.3d 223 (3d Cir. 2003), granting a writ of habeas corpus to an African-American state prisoner after state courts had refused to consider the testimony of a witness who stated that a juror had uttered derogatory remarks about African Americans during an encounter in the courthouse after the conclusion of the trial.
A dissenting opinion in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 947 F.2d 682 (3d Cir. 1991), arguing that a Pennsylvania that required women seeking abortions to inform their husbands should have been upheld. As Judge Alito reasoned, "[t]he Pennsylvania legislature could have rationally believed that some married women are initially inclined to obtain an abortion without their husbands' knowledge because of perceived problems--such as economic constraints, future plans, or the husbands' previously expressed opposition--that may be obviated by discussion prior to the abortion." Chief Justice Rehnquist's dissent from the Supreme Court's 5-4 [corrected] decision striking down the spousal notification provision of the law quoted Judge Alito's dissent and expressed support for Judge Alito's reasoning.
A dissenting opinion in Homar v. Gilbert, 89 F.3d 1009 (3d Cir. 1996) arguing that that a state university did not violate the procedural due process rights of a campus policeman when it suspended him without pay and without a prior hearing upon learning that he had been arrested and charged with drug offenses. The Supreme Court, which reversed and remanded the case on other grounds, agreed with Judge Alito's reasoning that no hearing was required prior to the suspension because the drug charges showed that the suspension was not baseless.
A dissenting opinion in Sheridan v. Dupont, 74 F.3d 1439 (3d Cir. 1996) (en banc) arguing that a plaintiff in a sex discrimination case should not inevitably be able to survive summary judgment simply by casting doubt on the employer's proffer of legitimate, nondiscriminatory reasons for the adverse employment decision.
Folks--I think we have a real conservative here.
As I said on Friday, the President plays chess, and we need to stick with him.
Now, for the Gang of Seven in the Senate--we're watching. Harry Reid hates this guy. This is well worth the Nuclear Option.
In other news...
The Plamegate special prosecutor is demanding that VP Cheney testify in open court. The Administration will likely invoke Executive Priviledge--sparking a court fight on that issue.
And Prince Charles says he finds the pace of climate change is terrifying and people are becoming too dependent on technology.
For AMERICA - The Right Way, I remain yours in the Cause, the Chairman.
I listened to Schummer say "Alioto will divide the country" and almost choked my my grits! Schummer and his ilk are the dividers, for Heaven's sake! And, he called Alioto too radical for America........oh PULEEZE! Schummer is the poster boy for RADICAL!!!
IG....I remember your post a few days back when you suggested the President nominate a true conservative
It WAS NOT me who made the statement requesting a true Conservative.
I am MOST interested in a STRICT Consititutionalist. I am sick and tired of Judges Legislating from the Bench.
I know....but, I like what you said about shoving in down the throats of the Dims :-)
Rush had a good point on his show not long ago -- when we point out how the Marxists like Schumer are truly out of the mainstream, we're able to cite examples and proof.
However, when they go around throwing the "extreme right-winger" label around, they're completely unable to back it up with any kind of factual statement outside of the fact that we don't favor murdering unborn children.
Makes me glad to be a radical right-winger!
Must run...I need to get to the assisted living home...
..Dad is entertaining a group of homeschoolers today at the 'home'...
..they're coming over to bring gifts to the residents, and dad is dressing up like a giant pumpkin and making balloon animals for them.
I need to get his costume to him!!...and take some pictures.
Daughter & granddaughter are coming too!
Happy Reformation Day Jemian, Kayak!
Happy Reformatin Day to you too. Did you wear red yesterday to church?
Good thinking, there, Jem! I would really like to know just how close you are.
As the card that a niece and nephew sent us says, "Happy Helloween" because it's a chance to peep in and say "Hello."
Happy to see you here this morning! ((((((Guennie))))))
Its troubling that before President Bush even announced Judge Alitos nomination, Democrat campaign chief Chuck Schumer attacked the nominee. The Supreme Court selection process should be about American jurisprudence, not litmus tests for campaign fundraising. It is my hope that Democrat Senators fully consider Judge Alitos qualifications and resist the calls for ideological litmus tests from Chuck Schumer and the far-left.
I loved the way he refers to Schumer ... doesn't even call him Senator ... HA!
I'll refrain from ranting about how it's now ok for the right to impose their own litmus tests.
No, I didn't know to wear red. What's the story behind it?
"To be honest, my daughter's main motivation is to get as close to horses as she can."
Oldest GD spent several years in this type of program, with the same motivation. She became quite attached to some of the children who were really thrilled to get on a horse and were obviously helped. This was, in my mind, a wonderful plus to enlarge her world.
Apparently the RNC has been doing their homework ... :-)
CBS News Reporter has referred to scAlito as "sloppy seconds".
Funny--I don't recall him demanding anything similar from UOx42...
Trying to follow the "discussions" lately on the other side on many subjects, not only Plamegate or Meirs, somehow makes me remember that old party game where we sat in a circle and whispered a comment in neighbors ear - by the time it got around the circle was totally different, if not unintelligible.
...GANG OF SEVEN LEADER, MCCAN (R?-MEDIA), ANNOUNCES HE WILL "WAIT FOR CONFIRMATION HEARINGS BEFORE FULLY ENDORSING THE CONSERVATIVE JUDGE."
6. President Bush would leave the Supreme Court looking less like America and more like an old boys club. [sic]
5. [The President] has chosen yet another federal [sic] appellate judge [sic] to join a court that already has eight justices [sic] with that narrow background.
4. For the third time, [the President] has declined to make history by nominating the first Hispanic to the Court.
3. This appointment ignores the value of diverse backgrounds and perspectives on the Supreme Court.
2. The President has chosen a man to replace Sandra Day O'Connor.
AND THE NUMBER ONE REASON HARRY REID OPPOSES THE NOMINATION OF ALITO?
1. This [nomination] was not the product of consultations with Senate DemoncRATS.
WOOHOO! That's as good a reason as any I can think of to celebrate this nomination ... :-)
It looks more and more that McCain is heading toward a third party. That would keep him in with the old media.
Remember that Goldwater was a darling of the press - as in "some of my best friends are conservative" - until he beat out Rockefeller and got the nomination. Within minutes the talking heads were saying "who some compare to Hitler".
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