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[Dem] Memos reveal strategy behind judge filibusters [memogate]
WASH TIMES ^ | 5-19-05 | Charles Hurt

Posted on 05/20/2005 6:28:43 AM PDT by OXENinFLA

The "nuclear" showdown that is expected to begin unfolding in the Senate today has its origins in closed-door discussions more than three years ago between key Senate Democrats and outside interest groups as they huddled to plot strategies for blocking President Bush's judicial nominees.

In a Nov. 7, 2001, internal memo to Sen. Richard J. Durbin, who is now the minority whip, an aide described a meeting that the Illinois Democrat had missed between groups opposed to Mr. Bush's nominees and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat and member of the Judiciary Committee.

"Based on input from the groups, I would place the appellate nominees in the categories below," the staffer wrote, listing 19 nominees as "good," "bad" or "ugly." Four of the 10 nominees who Democrats have since filibustered were deemed either "bad" or "ugly." None of those deemed "good" by the outside groups was filibustered.

Among those listed as "ugly" was Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen, whose nomination will be brought to the floor today by Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 109th; 2004memo; collusionmemos; dirtyrats; estradamemo; filibuster; judges; memogate; mirandasrights; naacp; naacpmemo; obstructionistdems; owen; rats; rockefellermemo; senatorkennedy; sorelosers; teddykennedy; tedkennedy; ussenate
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About time this get more play in the print news..........
1 posted on 05/20/2005 6:28:43 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...
PING...
2 posted on 05/20/2005 6:29:19 AM PDT by OXENinFLA ("And that [Atomic] bomb is a filibuster" ~~~ Sen. Lieberman 1-4-95)
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To: OXENinFLA

She would not describe herself as a 'raving beauty," but she clearly is not "ugly."


3 posted on 05/20/2005 6:30:48 AM PDT by LOC1
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To: OXENinFLA

Mark Levin gets credit for recently bring this to light in his book, "Men in Black."


4 posted on 05/20/2005 6:31:34 AM PDT by Jack Bull
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To: OXENinFLA
>>>>Among those listed as "ugly" was Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen


Now isn't that just too sexist!
5 posted on 05/20/2005 6:32:20 AM PDT by .cnI redruM ("Every man's your brother 'til the rent comes due" - Anon.)
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To: OXENinFLA

Coming soon to a theater near you: Richard Durbin as the Man with No Brain, starring in The Stupid, The Bad, and The Ugly. Also starring Ted Kennedy and Chuckie Schumer.


6 posted on 05/20/2005 6:33:13 AM PDT by puroresu
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To: OXENinFLA
Yehhhhhhhhhhhhh wait 'til the Washington Compost and NYT print it.

;-)

7 posted on 05/20/2005 6:33:16 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Iím sleeping with myself tonight.........saved in time, thank God my musicís still alive)
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To: OXENinFLA

Their strategy is simple, prevent W. from appointing "conservative" judges and especially to the SCOTUS. Alo, because of the stakes, they will do this at any cost, including lying on the senate floor revealing FBI files, and scaring the American people.


8 posted on 05/20/2005 6:33:44 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: lonevoice

ping


9 posted on 05/20/2005 6:36:34 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: OXENinFLA
Does anyone remember the memo that asked for one of the nominees be postponed until after the Michigan Affirmative Action case was decided. They thought that if he/she was confirmed before the case it would put the opinion in jeopardy. It was a blatent example of outside groups interfering with the rule of law.

I don't think I am dreaming this but I just can't remember all of the details.

10 posted on 05/20/2005 6:43:24 AM PDT by codercpc
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To: Pride in the USA
THE MEMOS.......... Collusion Memos
11 posted on 05/20/2005 6:43:27 AM PDT by OXENinFLA ("And that [Atomic] bomb is a filibuster" ~~~ Sen. Lieberman 1-4-95)
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To: Pride in the USA; All

While we conservatives continue to play the PollyAnna game. Being the "good guy" doesn't prevent one from doing what needs to be done.


12 posted on 05/20/2005 6:43:45 AM PDT by olde north church (Priority: MESSAGE, then messenger.)
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To: codercpc

See post 11


13 posted on 05/20/2005 6:44:41 AM PDT by OXENinFLA ("And that [Atomic] bomb is a filibuster" ~~~ Sen. Lieberman 1-4-95)
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To: OXENinFLA

Thanks, we must have been posting at the same time.


14 posted on 05/20/2005 6:45:08 AM PDT by codercpc
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To: OXENinFLA
About time this get more play in the print news..........

That bears repeating:

About time this get more play in the print news..........

15 posted on 05/20/2005 6:45:47 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Minuteman at heart, couch potato in reality))
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To: OXENinFLA; backhoe

Should this thread also be linked with the Rockefeller Memo debacle:

MemoGate- sedition, slander-- or something worse?
Various FR links | 11-06-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 11/06/2003 6:43:30 AM PST by backhoe


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1015893/posts


16 posted on 05/20/2005 6:47:42 AM PDT by JesseJane (Close the Borders. No Amnesty.)
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To: OXENinFLA
What did the GOP "Senate Leaders" do with the explosive memos????
Fired a REPUBLICAN staffer, and "moved on".
17 posted on 05/20/2005 6:47:53 AM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: codercpc
I don't think I am dreaming this but I just can't remember all of the details.

Your not dreaming it happened, BUT remember some things are only scandalous if Republicans do them. < sarcasm on bigtime >

18 posted on 05/20/2005 6:48:10 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Minuteman at heart, couch potato in reality))
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To: LOC1
Am I the only one here that thinks that Priscilla Owen is a dead ringer for Mara Liasson, chattering liberal commentator on Brit Hume's FNC nighlty news show?

Mara Liasson

19 posted on 05/20/2005 6:51:46 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
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To: Alia

~memo ping~

It's time to pull in the DOJ on investigating the Rockefeller Memo and the politicization of National Security Intel as well. Their actions over the last 4 years prove beyond doubt, they are not interested in doing the business of the American people, and earning their way back to the WH, but dismantling this country for pure political power.


20 posted on 05/20/2005 6:52:27 AM PDT by JesseJane (Close the Borders. No Amnesty.)
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