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Posted on 04/26/2005 6:11:26 AM PDT by Catholic and Conservative
Among his most vocal opponents was none other than Chief Justice Earl Warren. According to RFK, Warren responded to the Hastie proposal with marked rejection: "He's not a liberal, and he'll be opposed to all the measures that we are interested in, and he just would be completely unsatisfactory." Warren's "liberal" peer, Justice William Douglas, told Kennedy that Hastie would be "just one more vote for Frankfurter."
Thus, two Supreme Court "liberals" (and an array of Kennedy Administration officials suspicious of Judge Hastie's political leanings) spiked the ascent of the would-be first black Justice.
(Excerpt) Read more at hlrecord.org ...
It includes a link to some interesting set Democratic memos on judicial nominees at http://fairjudiciary.com/cfj_contents/press/collusionmemos.shtml
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