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John Roberts' Critics Outraged All Over Again
cnsnews.com ^ | September 06, 2005 | By Susan Jones

Posted on 09/06/2005 8:35:47 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch

John Roberts' Critics Outraged All Over Again By Susan Jones CNSNews.com Senior Editor September 06, 2005

(CNSNews.com) - Groups that oppose the nomination of Judge John Roberts to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court are even more furious now that President Bush has nominated Roberts to serve as chief justice.

President Bush made the announcement Monday morning, after learning that Chief Justice William Rehnquist had died of complications from thyroid cancer late Saturday night.

"Now that Roberts' attitudes toward women have been revealed, it is an outrage and an insult to the women of this country that George W. Bush has nominated such a jurist to be Chief Justice of the United States," said National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy in a statement on Monday.

NOW insisted that President Bush must "release every document" from Roberts' previous jobs in the administrations of President Ronald Reagan and the first President Bush.

"How dare Bush nominate this candidate for the top position on the Supreme Court when his administration has deliberately concealed hundreds of thousands of pages of his writings, during a time that he was one of the top lawyers representing the people of the United States?," Gandy asked.

"If the Bush administration refuses to release these papers, we must ask ourselves what they are hiding. And the Senate must ask the same question."

NOW urged the Senate to "ask even tougher questions" of Roberts during his confirmation hearing.

"If Roberts is confirmed as chief justice, Bush will have established right-wing leadership of the Court for another 30 years -- a lifetime legacy of the Bush presidency that women and girls will have a lifetime to regret," Gandy said.

She also criticized President Bush's "cynicism and lack of compassion" in nominating Chief Justice William Rehnquist's successor so soon after Rehnquist's death.

"Bush's lack of sensitivity has been on prominent display this past month as he avoided Gold Star mom Cindy Sheehan and was stubbornly slow responding to the humanitarian crisis in New Orleans and Mississippi. With the South still in turmoil from Hurricane Katrina, Bush is pressuring the Senate to rush through this very important process and confirm John Roberts to a lifetime as chief justice while the country is looking the other way," Gandy complained.

NOW also urged President Bush to take a "second opportunity" to name a "moderate woman" as Justice O'Connor's replacement.

'Important precedent'

The Alliance for Justice, which also opposes Roberts' nomination, issued a statement urging the Senate to insist that the White House "provide all materials shedding light on Roberts' views on privacy, civil rights, women's rights, public health and worker protections." That includes all memos dating back to Roberts' tenure in the U.S. Solicitor General's Office, the Alliance for Justice said.

"The way the Senate handles the Roberts nomination will set an important precedent for future nominations to the Supreme Court," said Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice.

As for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's replacement, Aron said President Bush "should confer with senators to choose a consensus nominee."

'Added dimension'

Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat who has expressed reservations about John Roberts' nomination, said the Senate's "advice [sic] and consent responsibility takes on an added dimension" with Robert's nomination to serve as chief justice.

"When the Senate turns to these matters we will be mindful that we also share with the President the responsibility for approving a successor to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. We look forward to consulting with him on the makeup of the Supreme Court. These are lifetime appointments that we can expect to extend into the lives of our grandchildren and great grandchildren."

Leahy added that the most urgent challenges facing the nation at this time are relief for "Americans still suffering in New Orleans and throughout the Gulf."

Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), another member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Roberts' nomination to serve as chief justice means the stakes have become greater - and that means John Roberts "bears a heavier burden when he comes before the Senate."

Kennedy said a review of the documents released so far raises "serious concerns" about Roberts' support for voting rights, women's rights and equality:

"Before the Senate acts on John Roberts's new nomination, we should know even more about his record, and we should know whom the President intends to nominate as a replacement for Sandra Day O'Connor," Kennedy wrote. "The American people care deeply about the overall balance of their highest court, and its dedication as an institution to the protection of their rights."

Kennedy said given the "national disaster of biblical proportions" along the Gulf Coast, it is difficult at this time for the American people to participate fully in the selection of the next chief justice.

"The President should take this time to unite and heal the country -- by remaining focused on helping the hurricane victims recover, honoring Chief Justice Rehnquist's memory by allowing the nation to mourn, and taking time to ensure our next steps on the Supreme Court point the country in the direction of progress."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: angrydems; johnroberts; scotus

What the critics say.

1 posted on 09/06/2005 8:35:48 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch
Go pound sand, elections have consequences...
2 posted on 09/06/2005 8:37:54 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Gee...that's too bad.


3 posted on 09/06/2005 8:38:26 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Boo hoo!


4 posted on 09/06/2005 8:41:02 AM PDT by GarySpFc (Sneakypete, De Oppresso Liber)
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To: InvisibleChurch

You mean, Senator Kennedy, that someone actually "bears a heavier burden" than you? Yeah, we've seen the pics of you in your bathing suit. Here's a hint: Try a salad.


5 posted on 09/06/2005 8:41:37 AM PDT by RexBeach (Pardon me, but is that a malaise sandwich in your pocket or are you just glad to be in a funk?)
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To: ncountylee

WAAAAAAWAAAAAAAWAAA..CHUCKIE BABY IS OUT WITH HIS
SCHTICK...BUSH UNPOPULAR...THESE POLL DRIVEN PUTZ
ARE ALL THE SAME....BUSH JUST OUTSMARTS THEM AND
THEY GET NITPICKY AND PISSED....WAAAAWAAAA...
I JUST LOVE IT...ROTFLMAO.....Jake


6 posted on 09/06/2005 8:41:46 AM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: InvisibleChurch
This is great! The nuts are even nuttier....
7 posted on 09/06/2005 8:43:32 AM PDT by b4its2late (FOOTBALL REFEREES: It's tough playing with us, but you can't play the game without us.)
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To: ncountylee

WAAAAAAWAAAAAAAWAAA..CHUCKIE BABY IS OUT WITH HIS
SCHTICK...BUSH UNPOPULAR...THESE POLL DRIVEN PUTZ
ARE ALL THE SAME....BUSH JUST OUTSMARTS THEM AND
THEY GET NITPICKY AND PISSED....WAAAAWAAAA...
I JUST LOVE IT...ROTFLMAO.....Jake


8 posted on 09/06/2005 8:44:56 AM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: InvisibleChurch
Appointment aggida!

That's one speecy spicey meata ball!

Pass the Pepto Bismol!

Dontcha just love it!

9 posted on 09/06/2005 8:46:14 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: InvisibleChurch

Chucky Schumer and a few others probably had to go in for blood pressure checks! It must really suck to be them!


10 posted on 09/06/2005 8:47:53 AM PDT by billnaz (What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?)
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To: InvisibleChurch
"If Roberts is confirmed as chief justice, Bush will have established right-wing leadership of the Court for another 30 years..."

Let's hope so!

11 posted on 09/06/2005 8:49:16 AM PDT by Salvey (ancest)
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To: InvisibleChurch

The Prez' action is priceless. It's like saying "I know you're gonna fight any of my nominations. Now I'm givin' ya something to fight about."


12 posted on 09/06/2005 8:49:23 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: InvisibleChurch
Kennedy said given the "national disaster of biblical proportions" along the Gulf Coast, it is difficult at this time for the American people to participate fully in the selection of the next chief justice. "The President should take this time to unite and heal the country -- by remaining focused on helping the hurricane victims recover, honoring Chief Justice Rehnquist's memory by allowing the nation to mourn, and taking time to ensure our next steps on the Supreme Court point the country in the direction of progress

Kennedy can't walk and chew gum at the same time?

Stupid man idiot

13 posted on 09/06/2005 8:51:19 AM PDT by BARLF
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To: Salvey
"If Roberts is confirmed as chief justice, Bush will have established right-wing leadership of the Court for another 30 years...".... Let's hope so!

Unfortunately, the leadership is still in the minority of the Court.

14 posted on 09/06/2005 8:52:10 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: InvisibleChurch

Why does NOW even get a drop of ink anymore? What, do they have more than 800 members now?


15 posted on 09/06/2005 8:52:45 AM PDT by Fido969 ("And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).)
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To: Always Right
Unfortunately, the leadership is still in the minority of the Court.

I trust that won't be for long.

16 posted on 09/06/2005 8:53:47 AM PDT by Salvey (ancest)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Well count me in among the outraged. I just found out that John Roberts was raised in a NONINTEGRATED family. Can you imagine that??? Both his parents were white! Obviously, this man was raised a racist!


17 posted on 09/06/2005 8:54:34 AM PDT by colorado tanker (The People Have Spoken)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Happy liberals, impossible!


18 posted on 09/06/2005 8:55:54 AM PDT by bmwcyle
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To: InvisibleChurch
...shedding light on Roberts' views on privacy, civil rights, women's rights, public health and worker protections...

One would hope that Judge Roberts' views are that none of these percieved rights are enumerated in the Constitution of the United States.

I do wish these NAGS would get over ERA not passing.

19 posted on 09/06/2005 8:56:19 AM PDT by Doohickey (If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice...I will choose freewill.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Muhahahaha Stress is bad for their heart..if they got one.


20 posted on 09/06/2005 8:56:37 AM PDT by badpacifist ( Lord give me the gift of compassion for those who suffered!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

"Now that Roberts' attitudes toward women have been revealed . . ."

Like homeless persons (AKA street bums) NOW only makes an appearance during Republican administrations, having mysteriously absented itself throughout the `90s.

(While on the subject of democrahypocrisy, `Hey Ted: how do you feel about renewable energy? Just not in your neighborhood?')


21 posted on 09/06/2005 9:09:28 AM PDT by tumblindice ("I feel the same way, and that's the way it is. (Have pity on an old man)" Walter Cronkite)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Has anyone see the ad running in support of Roberts? There's about a 15 second clip of "Plugs" Biden at the start of the hearings for Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

He advises her, in so many words, that it should be her decision as to which questions she answers, and she should be able to tell the members of the Senate which questions she deems "off limits", if they appear to be questions of law which she may have to rule on in future cases before the court.

Senator Specter in his opening comments should read Biden's instructions to Roberts WORD FOR WORD at the start of their hearings, changing only Ginsberg's name to Roberts, when appropriate.

Let the 'Rats choke on their own words, and grin and bear it!

22 posted on 09/06/2005 9:11:29 AM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: InvisibleChurch
"If Roberts is confirmed as chief justice, Bush will have established right-wing leadership of the Court for another 30 years -- a lifetime legacy of the Bush presidency

Please let it be so...puts a smile on my face just thinking about it.

23 posted on 09/06/2005 9:11:44 AM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: InvisibleChurch

Great news! If the moonbats are 'outrages' it must be good for the country.

I am waiting for the interviews with Sean Penn and Cindy Sheehan so we can get their opinion ... LOL.


24 posted on 09/06/2005 9:12:58 AM PDT by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Righteous indignation is usually neither.


25 posted on 09/06/2005 9:14:38 AM PDT by AmishDude (Join the AmishDude fan club: "Great point." -- AliVertias; ":-) Very clever" -- MJY1288)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Contrived outrage. Ho hum.


26 posted on 09/06/2005 9:16:15 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Fido969
Listening to and watching Kim Gandy,I get the impression that her dildo has splinters.
27 posted on 09/06/2005 9:18:51 AM PDT by dearolddad
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To: InvisibleChurch

The usual gang of idiots ...


28 posted on 09/06/2005 9:18:54 AM PDT by You Dirty Rats
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To: grellis; Southflanknorthpawsis; Deb; RnMomof7
Here's where, if I were a woman, I think I'd be writing letters to the editor, saying things like, "I resent Ms. Grandy ignoring the polls and tarring all women as if their highest values in life were the right to ruin themselves with immorality, and to butcher the children who follow. Perhaps these represent her core values, but they do not represent ours."

Dan
Biblical Christianity BLOG

29 posted on 09/06/2005 9:22:55 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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Gandy, Grandy, whatever.


30 posted on 09/06/2005 9:24:04 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: InvisibleChurch
While I would prefer Antonin Scalia as CJ, Roberts may be the best choice politically given his relatively young age and the fact he's already gone through the grinder once unscathed. Plus, it provides an opportunity for Bush to push an even more conservative Justice through. Think Edith Brown Clement or Janice Rogers Brown

Can you think of the fun we could have if Democrats opposed this woman


Click on for USSC short-list

31 posted on 09/06/2005 9:24:14 AM PDT by Smedley
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To: b4its2late

Talk about nuts...the DUers want either Clintoon or Skerry named to the SCOTUS!


32 posted on 09/06/2005 9:28:29 AM PDT by samanella ((Proud member of the vast right wing conspiracy-all my bumper stickers say so))
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To: dearolddad

One could look at her picture and say : "Oh come on, that's a GUY!"

I think she looks a bit like Tom Hanks;)


33 posted on 09/06/2005 9:40:23 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: InvisibleChurch
From my blog post today:

*************

Hear me, Lefties? The mere fact that he was a business man and faced down scarier posers than you guys makes President Bush SMARTER, FASTER, more ADEPT, and more PATIENT than you!

Think the hand of fate dealt you a Katrina Royal Flush (pun intended)?

Cue Kenny Rogers - "Know When to Hold 'Em"

Yep, I figured that would send you cockroaches scuttling for your hidey-holes. Fortunately for you, I only bring out Kenny Rogers for "special occasions."

[Addendum] - Hey Kim Gandy - put some ice on it. We DON'T feel your pain.

All those aborted babies, on the other hand...hey, weren't a majority of those BLACK babies??????

Hmmmmmmm.

34 posted on 09/06/2005 9:50:27 AM PDT by Alkhin (http://awanderingconfluence.com/blog)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Groups that oppose the nomination of Judge John Roberts to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court are even more furious now that President Bush has nominated Roberts to serve as chief justice.

GOOD!!!

35 posted on 09/06/2005 10:08:05 AM PDT by shekkian
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To: BibChr
Now that Roberts' attitudes toward women have been revealed..."

Have they? I keep missing the memos.

a lifetime legacy of the Bush presidency that women and girls will have a lifetime to regret," Gandy said.

Should perhaps read:

Abortion: a legacy of the feminIST movement that women and girls will have a lifetime to regret.

I tried to read the rest of it but I've had my fill of seething stupidity and hatred for today.

36 posted on 09/06/2005 10:19:39 AM PDT by grellis (Femininist. Think about it.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
"We look forward to consulting with him on the makeup of the Supreme Court."

Leahy has an interesting sense of humor.
37 posted on 09/06/2005 10:32:35 AM PDT by Moral Hazard ("Now therefore kill every male among the little ones" - Numbers 31:17)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Kennedy said...... it is difficult at this time for the American people to participate fully in the selection of the next chief justice..... does this jackass propose or think I get to vote on SC judges? What a besotted fool.


38 posted on 09/06/2005 10:54:10 AM PDT by Safetgiver (Only two requisites to be a judge. Gray hair to look wise and hemorrhoids to look concerned.)
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To: dearolddad
Listening to and watching Kim Gandy,I get the impression that her dildo has splinters.

Ow.

39 posted on 09/06/2005 1:15:23 PM PDT by Fido969 ("And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Teddie teddie teddie the senior senator from Massachusetts sadly does not nominate justices for the Supreme Court.


40 posted on 09/06/2005 8:30:21 PM PDT by zendari
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