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Leahy: 'Activist' Nominee Won't Get Vote
AP ^ | 7/27/05 | Hope Yen

Posted on 07/27/2005 11:38:09 AM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection

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1 posted on 07/27/2005 11:38:11 AM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection
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When was the last time Leaky voted against an activist liberal judge?


2 posted on 07/27/2005 11:40:16 AM PDT by My2Cents ("The essence of American journalism is vulgarity divested of truth." -- Winston Churchill)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
What a shocker: Leaky Leahy is not going to vote for Judge Roberts. Could anyone have ever predicted this?
3 posted on 07/27/2005 11:40:30 AM PDT by sydbas
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Geeez. Speaking of the devil.


4 posted on 07/27/2005 11:41:21 AM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS)) Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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Activist means upholding the principles of the Constitution.


5 posted on 07/27/2005 11:41:49 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (http://www.busateripens.com)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
They have struck down parts of the Violence Against Women Act

Damn that SCOTUS for not finding the interstate commerce clause to be sufficient Constitutional grounding on this matter.

6 posted on 07/27/2005 11:42:27 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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Leahy also said any Supreme Court nominee who doesn't agree that Roe v. Wade is established legal precedent would have difficulty getting confirmed.

The 'emanations of the penumbra' of the Constitution have spoken.

7 posted on 07/27/2005 11:42:37 AM PDT by siunevada
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

The more the democrats whine about Roberts, the more I like him!


8 posted on 07/27/2005 11:42:43 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Liberalism cannot survive in a free and open society.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Up is down.


9 posted on 07/27/2005 11:43:52 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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I love how the Dems try to hi-jack words and completely flip their meaning. Why can't Dems be honest about who they are and what their agenda is?


10 posted on 07/27/2005 11:44:42 AM PDT by Always Right
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"By activist, of course, I mean those who would reverse all of the insane decisions foisted on the nation by left-wing judges. Any judicial activism on the part of liberals is a desirable and necessary part of the living document Constitution, whereas any conservative interpretation of laws is a usurpation of the highest order and is anathema to the essential juridical principle of stare decisis," Leahy went on to say.
/what he's really thinking


11 posted on 07/27/2005 11:45:39 AM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (History is a narrator that tends to extemporize.)
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To: My2Cents

I've been noticing that the left has stolen the words we use to describe judges. Just proves the left hasn't had a novel idea in decades.


12 posted on 07/27/2005 11:45:43 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Lousy title. The AP says the nominee "won't get vote."
That could mean won't get Leahy's vote (not news at all)
or won't get any vote (implying the threat of a filibuster).


13 posted on 07/27/2005 11:46:07 AM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Leaky Leahy at it again. Liberalism truly is a mental disease.....and abortion is their sacrament.


14 posted on 07/27/2005 11:47:12 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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By "activist" he means anyone who would interpret the Consitution as it was intended.


15 posted on 07/27/2005 11:47:53 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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I guess Leaky old Pat forgot that there's something called the Constitution that keeps Congress from doing whatever it wants.


16 posted on 07/27/2005 11:47:56 AM PDT by mak5
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To: Cyclopean Squid

These people are SO predictable. We pretty much know in advance who will vote against Roberts: Leahy, Kennedy, Kerry, Reed (RI,) Durbin, Boxer, Feinstein, Biden, the 2 old fossils from Hawaii, Harkin, Sarbanes, Mikulski, Levin, Dayton, Murray, Kohl... and perhaps a few others from the left wing fringe.


17 posted on 07/27/2005 11:49:33 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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Leahy: [Supreme Court Nominee John Roberts] Won't Get Vote


18 posted on 07/27/2005 11:50:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: siunevada

I urge Judge Roberts to support every section of the Constitution which endorse abortion


19 posted on 07/27/2005 11:50:14 AM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection (I take the Ginsburg)
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Sounds like the DNC has finalized its talking points on the Roberts nomination. Now the Democrats are advocating the status quo, but if it wasn't for judicial activists, Roe v. Wade wouldn't have been decided as it was. They have zero concern for the rule of law; politics over rides everything-right from the teachings of Marx.


20 posted on 07/27/2005 11:51:10 AM PDT by Spok
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