Skip to comments.O'Connor's Retirement Causes 'Ominous Vacancy,' Liberals Say
Posted on 07/02/2005 3:34:12 AM PDT by blitzgig
(CNSNews.com) - Liberal organizations reacted quickly and strongly to Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement on Friday, referring to her departure as creating "an ominous vacancy" that could lead to "terrible changes" on the U.S. Supreme Court.
"The battle for the Supreme Court has begun," declared a release from NARAL Pro-Choice America that featured a picture of President George W. Bush. "Don't let his choice end yours.
"Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement gives President Bush and the radical right the chance they've been waiting for to overturn Roe v. Wade," according to the group's website. "They're pulling out all the stops to push through President Bush's anti-choice judicial nominees to the Supreme Court. We cannot let it happen.
"Help save the Supreme Court from President Bush: Tell your senators to vote NO on anti-choice nominees!"
A similar call was sounded by Vicki Saporta, president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, who urged that "Bush should choose moderation over extremism" when selecting O'Connor's successor.
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I half expect some brain dead Lib to start going on about the time she tore up that picture of the Pope, her bald head, and all that stuff.
Scenario I'd like to see:
Bush waits until Monday after the Europe trip and then announces that Janice Rogers Brown is the nominee. This denies the Sunday talk show bloviators a chance to get their licks in. This pick has a lot going for it. She's superbly qualified and a solid conservative. Any attempt to filibuster her nomination would cause the constitutional option to be invoked. Anything that could be said about her has already been said during the many hours of debate before her recent D.C. Circuit confirmation. And it will drive all the ankle-biting bed wetters of the left absolutely crazy!
Their opposition is no laughing matter. But I guess the 'constitutional option' will have to be played if we can keep the RINOS votes.
A split court in their favor on some issues is the only way the liberals could get their programs 'passed' by a branch of the government.
That's one of the best descriptions ever. It should be repeated every time they squeal and bellow.
Time for a Marine. Just think how the libs would luvDAT!
Garza, Emilio M.
Born 1947 in San Antonio, TX
Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 2, 1988, to a seat vacated by William S. Sessions; Confirmed by the Senate on April 19, 1988, and received commission on April 20, 1988. Service terminated on June 7, 1991, due to appointment to another judicial position.
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on April 11, 1991, to a seat vacated by Thomas Morrow Reavley; Confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 1991, and received commission on May 30, 1991.
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1969
University of Notre Dame, M.A., 1970
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1976
U.S. Marine Corps Captain, 1970-1973
Private practice, San Antonio, Texas, 1976-1987
Judge, 225th District Court, Bexar County, Texas, 1987-1988
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic