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Nomination of John G. Roberts [LIVE Thread 9-13]~Day Two
Senate Judiciary ^ | 9-13-05 | Senate Judiciary Committee

Posted on 09/13/2005 5:01:31 AM PDT by OXENinFLA

Q&A with Roberts to Start
On Tuesday, the eighteen members of the Senate Judiciary Cmte. begin questioning Chief Justice nominee John Roberts. This will take all day, with the senators asking their questions, up to a half-hour for each member, in order of seniority, alternating by party.

The Schedule (media advisory)


Tentative Schedule for the Hearing: Schedule is subject to change

Tuesday, Sept. 13

9:30 am Chairman Specter begins 30 minute round of questioning (Round 1)

1:00 pm Break for lunch

2:00 pm Resume questioning

6:00 pm Break for dinner

7:00 pm Resume questioning

8:30 pm Round 1 questioning ends


The Dem playbook

The Hill newspaper gives us a peek at the Democratic playbook for the Roberts hearings. Below are the attack assignments for the Democratic members of the Committee:

Kennedy -- civil rights

Leahy -- Bybee torture memo

Biden -- privacy, personal autonomyand the 9th Amendment

Kohl -- Property rights and civil liberties

Feinstein -- "judicial activism" and Roe vs. Wade

Feingold -- limits of executive powers

Schumer and Durbin have wisely refused to show their hand.

Via FromTheBleachers


LIVE LINKS

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Senate Judiciary Committee webcast.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 109th; chiefjustice; confirmationhearing; johnroberts; judiciary; judiciarycommittee; livethread; roberts; robertshearings; scotus
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I think the fireworks are going to be going off today....
1 posted on 09/13/2005 5:01:32 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...
DAY TWO PING...
2 posted on 09/13/2005 5:02:37 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

BTTT


3 posted on 09/13/2005 5:06:54 AM PDT by lunarbicep ("The storm surge most likely will topple our levee system"- Mayor Ray Nagin 8/28/05)
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To: OXENinFLA

It says "round 1" how many rounds of questioning does he have to endure from these idiots?


4 posted on 09/13/2005 5:12:49 AM PDT by Babsig (www.genesysitsolutions.com)
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To: OXENinFLA
Schumer and Durbin have wisely refused to show their hand.

Schumer will most likely be the designated attack beast.

Ping for after morning appointment . . .

5 posted on 09/13/2005 5:20:04 AM PDT by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: OXENinFLA
Bump!


6 posted on 09/13/2005 5:20:30 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Home of the Stanley Cup Champions The Tampa Bay Lightning!)
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To: OXENinFLA

Fireworks or we see Roberts' light/truth sabre reduce the Demrats to their real size.


7 posted on 09/13/2005 5:22:10 AM PDT by cricket
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To: Babsig
. . . how many rounds of questioning does he have to endure from these idiots?

Depends upon whether or not they smell blood or find a scab to pick.

Bork and Thomas went into extraordinary rounds.

8 posted on 09/13/2005 5:22:14 AM PDT by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: Babsig
The first round today is 30mins each then I think round two is 10mins each.
9 posted on 09/13/2005 5:24:41 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

It looks like Roberts will be confirmed.


10 posted on 09/13/2005 5:34:28 AM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: Racehorse
Schumer will most likely be the designated attack beast.

I think you are right. Yesterday Chuckie said something to the effect "We only see 10 % of You. Just the "tip" of the iceberg and we all know that the real problem is the 90% that we don't see submerged underwater".

11 posted on 09/13/2005 5:35:40 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Home of the Stanley Cup Champions The Tampa Bay Lightning!)
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To: OXENinFLA

Thanks so much for these threads. Yesterday was typical 'rat bile. The rest of this week should be an eye-opener for Americans as we watch liberals defend their ideology like gargoyles on a condemned building.

Can't post much today but will read the responses.


12 posted on 09/13/2005 5:37:53 AM PDT by Kitten1 (12/23/1898; 12/25/1901; 3/6/36; 6/25/39; 9/11/55; -- Your sacrifice is not forgotten.)
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To: tiredoflaundry
90% that we don't see submerged underwater

That should have been Kennedy's line

13 posted on 09/13/2005 5:48:31 AM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen)
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To: OXENinFLA

Day Two...Oh Goody!....We get to see Chuckie Schumer make even a bigger A$$ of himself today than he did yesterday...personally, I wish none of these hearings were televised....this forum just gives the liberal politicians the opportunity to posture and rant.....against Republicans...


14 posted on 09/13/2005 5:50:32 AM PDT by auto power
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To: auto power
this forum just gives the liberal politicians the opportunity to posture and rant

Sometimes I think this just creates more Republicans. It is embarrasing to feel you are aligned with people like Schumer, Kennedy and Biden.

15 posted on 09/13/2005 5:58:08 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: OXENinFLA
As our Prez would say, "Bring 'em on".

Let these liberal senatorial bloodsuckers demean, insult and patronize Judge Roberts to the max. The majority of folks in this country are not watching the hearings like us news junkies, so the damage is mimimal.

However, one thing is not minimal. It's the effect of the attacks on Roberts himself. The attacks will be seared into his psyche.

Don't misunderstand. This is not to say that the attacks will affect him in any negative way.....he's a big boy and is expecting the onslaught.

It just seems to me that liberalism rearing its ugly fascist head in this hearing will not be forgotten by John Roberts. And while he will always be fair, no one can tell me that the vituperation of these monstrous senators won't be reinforcing conservatism in Chief Justice Roberts subconscious forever.

This is a good thing.

Leni

16 posted on 09/13/2005 5:58:55 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: OXENinFLA

This is going to go on until 8:30 tonight? Ugh...it has GOT to be against American's civil liberties to be subjected to so many blowhards for so many hours.


17 posted on 09/13/2005 6:03:19 AM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: MinuteGal
he's a big boy and is expecting the onslaught.

I am sure he is. I think Clarence Thomas was only half prepared, because no one had any idea how low they were willing to go.

18 posted on 09/13/2005 6:03:55 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: MinuteGal

I look forward to today's hearings myself. Word is that after Judge Roberts' measured remarks yesterday, dems on the committee said "this guy is good".

Let them bring it on as you say, Leni. John Roberts is more than up to the challenge. There is no intellectual match-up if you ask me. Roberts puts them all to shame.
Peace.


19 posted on 09/13/2005 6:04:23 AM PDT by katieanna
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To: OXENinFLA

Court TV will also be carrying the Roberts Hearing.

FYI


20 posted on 09/13/2005 6:06:06 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: MinuteGal

Ditto Leni and well said. I believe there will be fireworks but from the dems side only. They will become indignant and enraged and our next CJ will answer their questions in a most "humbling" and respectful way. But it will leave a mark and it will reinforce his conservatism.

The dems will continue to rear their ugly liberal heads and for those that are watching, will also remember their disrespect for a man of character.

Oh yeah, and we'll be watching....


21 posted on 09/13/2005 6:09:39 AM PDT by jp3 ("Who cares what entertainers think about international affairs." Johnny Carson, Dec. 1967)
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To: Peach

FYI

1st Lady Laura Bush live on C-span2 right now....


22 posted on 09/13/2005 6:11:17 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

Thanks for the heads up, I love watching people who hate giving speeches, give speeches...


They always do so well!


23 posted on 09/13/2005 6:13:23 AM PDT by jp3 ("Who cares what entertainers think about international affairs." Johnny Carson, Dec. 1967)
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To: Bahbah

most ppl won't watch the hearing... either working or don't care. They only get what they see on sound bites from the MSM on the news. The Dems are looking to see who gets the best coverage on the MSM nightly news from sound bites. sad thing is majority of Americans won't see how much the Dems make a$$ of themselves. Hopefully Brit tonight on FNC will have some good bites of the Dems being A$$es, plus there is always Rush.
Only reason I will watch is I am home with children and love politics. But I gotta go to work acouple hours this afternoon, so I will miss all the fun till after work.


24 posted on 09/13/2005 6:13:23 AM PDT by Babsig (www.genesysitsolutions.com)
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To: OXENinFLA
Thanks for the ping

I hear Chuckie Schmucker was practicing the questions he's gonna ask today

Oh and BTW .. why the heck did Sen. Feinstein bring up children not wearing shoes and the holocaust yesterday and what does that have anything to do with the Roberts hearings??
25 posted on 09/13/2005 6:14:11 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: Bahbah
I think Clarence Thomas was only half prepared, because no one had any idea how low they were willing to go.

I used to go to Truro Epis Ch in Fairfax, with Justice Thomas. He was not totally blind-sighted, and had only an inkling after Bork, but he did not expect the anger and vitrio l from the Dims.

They won't even get to first base with Roberts, IMO. He is not only BRILLIANT, he is prepared, and ready! It is going to be fun watching the guy send them down the road! They still won't know what hit them, when they are spinning out of control, in flames!


26 posted on 09/13/2005 6:14:32 AM PDT by pageonetoo (You'll spot their posts soon enough!)
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To: OXENinFLA; Babsig

Sen. Grassley said on C-SPAN this morning that today each senator gets 30 min., tomorrow they get 20 min..

On Thurs., I believe the "witnesses" get their time, then to go back to senators' questions. If necessary, they will go through the weekend. It doesn't end until every senator has asked all of his/her questions.

At the end of this hearing, D.C. will end up containing the biggest pile of excrement known to man.


27 posted on 09/13/2005 6:14:47 AM PDT by jackbill
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To: OXENinFLA

Thanks for the heads up; watching.

The president will address the nation on Thursday night at 9:00 p.m.


28 posted on 09/13/2005 6:16:08 AM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: Mo1

I'd like to see Hatch tell Chuckie to STHU, just once. It would be a hoot.


29 posted on 09/13/2005 6:17:00 AM PDT by Babsig (www.genesysitsolutions.com)
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To: Peach

Bet money that Kennedy or Schumer is scheduled for the nightly news hours. just to get prime viewing.


30 posted on 09/13/2005 6:18:37 AM PDT by Babsig (www.genesysitsolutions.com)
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To: OXENinFLA

Anyone having trouble with C-SPAN links? When I pull up the screen the C-SPAN 1 - 2 & 3 links are gone.


31 posted on 09/13/2005 6:18:38 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: OXENinFLA
I would love it if at some point, a nominee would look at one of these idiot Senators and say something like "Senator, with all due respect, it appears you just do not understand how the Supreme Court works and I fear you're not quite capable of understanding how it works. Next question, please."
32 posted on 09/13/2005 6:19:20 AM PDT by WeddingPlanner
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To: Mo1
I missed DiFi yesterday, but some C-span caller asked about that. Asked if she was trying to point out that Roberts is a Catholic.
33 posted on 09/13/2005 6:22:07 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Babsig
I'd like to see Hatch tell Chuckie to STHU, just once. It would be a hoot.

Hatch has told Schumer he had just asked "a dumbass question". That really was a hoot. Happened a year or so ago.

34 posted on 09/13/2005 6:23:34 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: ladtx

That happens every now and then, click on the links down at the bottom on their home page.


35 posted on 09/13/2005 6:25:28 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Peach
The president will address the nation on Thursday night at 9:00 p.m.

What?

AJ announcement?

36 posted on 09/13/2005 6:27:21 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

No; FNC said it will be to discuss ongoing Katrina relief efforts.


37 posted on 09/13/2005 6:28:07 AM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: tiredoflaundry

Hi gang.


38 posted on 09/13/2005 6:28:30 AM PDT by defconw (ALLEN IN 08+Levin for Senate!)
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To: jackbill
On Thurs., I believe the "witnesses" get their time, then to go back to senators' questions. If necessary, they will go through the weekend. It doesn't end until every senator has asked all of his/her questions.

And that doesn't even count all the stalling and delaying tactics the Dims will employ. They will stretch these hearings out for as long as they can and continue to assail President Bush, hoping that dragging his approval down will erode support for Roberts. Eventually, the argument they will make, I'm guessing, is that it's far better that those SCOTUS seats remain vacant than to allow a president with "historically low approval numbers" who "showed his lack of judgement and leadership by botching the hurricane relief efforts" make "lifetime appointments" to the court with such "divisive" nominees.

39 posted on 09/13/2005 6:30:03 AM PDT by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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Specter is trying to move waaaay left by back dooring an "will you uphold" stare decicis.

(quoting blacks law? This idiot went to law school? quoting blacks law is pandering to the public not asking a legal question.)


40 posted on 09/13/2005 6:31:58 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: OXENinFLA

Arlen Scottish Law Specter starts grilling about Stare Decisis....abortion....


41 posted on 09/13/2005 6:32:34 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: OXENinFLA
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42 posted on 09/13/2005 6:33:05 AM PDT by Fishtalk (Pop Culture and Political Pundit-http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: Peach

I thought Spectre wasn't going to ask Roberts about Roe v. Wade and although this isn't that case law specifically, Spectre seems to be closely skirting the issue.


43 posted on 09/13/2005 6:34:06 AM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: Peach

Maybe he's trying to cut Feinstein off at the pass...


44 posted on 09/13/2005 6:35:10 AM PDT by jp3 ("Who cares what entertainers think about international affairs." Johnny Carson, Dec. 1967)
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To: OXENinFLA

Just a few minutes into it and I am already very very impressed with John Roberts. Wow, he's a smart man.


45 posted on 09/13/2005 6:35:12 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: Peach

Arlen lied again. Surprise surprise :(


46 posted on 09/13/2005 6:35:43 AM PDT by defconw (ALLEN IN 08+Levin for Senate!)
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To: longtermmemmory
Roberts just SHUT HIM DOWN: I will be glad to discuss the principles of "Stare Decisis" but I cannot discuss PARTICULAR ISSUES or CASES.

I LOVE IT....SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE SPECTER.

47 posted on 09/13/2005 6:35:52 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Mo1
I was watching the post bloviating by Schumer, Leahey and Kennedy yesterday and was thinking, I wish some reporter would have the balls to ask Kennedy;

"Senator Kennedy, Do you think Judge Roberts should be disqualified if we found out that he once drove off a bridge, while drunk, and then ran away leaving his female passenger to suffocate?"

48 posted on 09/13/2005 6:35:58 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: jp3

Spectre has really misled us, imo, when he said and columns were written about how he wouldn't ask about abortion. And he's really pushing Roberts to answer some questions that so far Roberts has declined to answer.


49 posted on 09/13/2005 6:36:35 AM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: OXENinFLA

Should be an interesting day!


50 posted on 09/13/2005 6:36:52 AM PDT by tapatio (The cowards think of what they can lose, the heroes of what they can win)
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