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Rick Perry-backed judge proposes Latino districts, infuriates GOP
Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/2011 | Christopher Bedford

Posted on 11/24/2011 12:46:32 PM PST by Brices Crossroads

A former Texas Supreme Court justice whose appointment by Gov. Rick Perry led to accusations of racial pandering was part of a Federal District Court decision Thursday to issue a new voting district map for Texas that will likely overturn the map proposed by the Texas Legislature and is designed to create ethnic voting districts for Latinos.

U.S. District Court Judge Xavier Rodriguez joined with another Latino justice from the three-justice federal panel — Clinton-appointee Judge Orlando Garcia — to issue the racially-drawn map, which has not yet been given final approval. Lawyers for the Democrats and Republicans were given the opportunity to comment on the map Friday, and the parties now await the court’s final decision.

The Houston Chronicle reports that the new state House and Senate district lines could cost Republicans six seats in the Texas Legislature in 2012, and Fox News reports that the GOP does not believe it will hold its 101-49 supermajority in the Texas House if the map was formally adopted.

Rodriguez, once a casual Democrat, was plucked from obscurity by Gov. Perry to ascend to the Texas Supreme Court in 2001. Conservatives worked to successfully defeat him in a 2002 primary that the Weekly Standard reported was “all about race.” To compensate for his defeat, Rodriguez was appointed to the Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas by then-Perry ally President George W. Bush. (RELATED: Conservative ire with Perry runs deep, reflects racial politics)

The third member of the three judge panel — Judge Jerry E. Smith of New Orleans — posted a map proposal different from that put forth by Garcia and Rodriguez. His proposal was much closer to that of the legislature’s.

The three judges prepared the maps because a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. — which is ruling on whether the Texas Legislature’s original redistricting violated the U.S. Voting Rights Act — is not likely to reach a decision in time for the 2012 elections.

The release of the Rodriguez-Garcia map was met with swift condemnation from Lone Star Republicans.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/20/rick-perry-backed-judge-proposes-latino-districts-infuriates-gop/#ixzz1eeokqQDS


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; hispandering; palin; perry; perry4illegals; perry4terrorists; perryantigop; sarahpalin

1 posted on 11/24/2011 12:46:41 PM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads

Starting another thread will not solve your problem. PERRY DID NOT APPOINT HIM TO THE FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT. GW BUSH DID.


2 posted on 11/24/2011 12:48:50 PM PST by marty60
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To: marty60

“PERRY DID NOT APPOINT HIM TO THE FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT. GW BUSH DID”

Nice try. But that doesn’t distance him from Perry. You know very well Perry supported him for the District Court bench and could have prevented his appointment.

Perry owns this.


3 posted on 11/24/2011 12:56:10 PM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: marty60

Perry picked the guy for the Federal Court. Bush rubber-stamped Perry’s pick.


4 posted on 11/24/2011 12:59:09 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

The problem with that is that the Bush/Rove Cartel HATE Perry.

If anything bush would listen to Cornyn and Hutchison BEFORE Perry. Sorry wrong again.


5 posted on 11/24/2011 1:03:22 PM PST by marty60
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To: Zhang Fei

So your calling Fullbright and Jaworski liars?

an Antonio Partner, Xavier Rodriguez, Appointed to Federal Judgeship
August 1, 2003

The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment late Thursday of Judge Xavier Rodriguez to federal judgeship in Texas.

Frank Montalvo was also appointed to a new seat in the Western District, currently set for El Paso.

Both were nominated for judgeships for the Western District of Texas. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn recommended the two to President Bush. Rodriguez was nominated to fill the vacancy left when Judge Edward Prado was named to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Cornyn’s office said Rodriguez was approved on a voice vote.

“Frank Montalvo and Xavier Rodriguez will only add to the exceptional tradition of judicial excellence the Western District has long enjoyed,” Cornyn said Thursday night in a statement from Washington.

“Judge Rodriguez brings the qualifications and integrity to the bench that Texas and our nation need now,” Hutchison said.

Rodriguez, a San Antonio native, was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court by Gov. Rick Perry in 2000.

A partner with the firm since 1987, Rodriguez rejoined Fulbright & Jaworski’s San Antonio office in November 2002 after serving as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Texas, focusing on the areas of labor and employment law and general litigation.

Rodriguez has represented both corporations and individuals who have been sued by their present or past employees based on alleged discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, or breach of a noncompetition agreement. In addition, Rodriguez has handled a variety of general and commercial litigation matters.

www.fulbright.com


6 posted on 11/24/2011 1:07:55 PM PST by marty60
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To: marty60

So there was a small hiatus where Rodriguez may not have been anticipating a step up (or covered his bases). Which proves what?


7 posted on 11/24/2011 1:26:22 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (bloodwashed not whitewashed)
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To: marty60

My mistake. It appears that some of Perry’s opponents are saying things that aren’t true. I don’t have a problem with Perry but also have no problem seeing (or supporting) candidates as they are, warts and all. No candidate is perfect on all issues. I’d support any of the GOP candidates against Obama.


8 posted on 11/24/2011 1:29:14 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

I don’t think it will be long before the “courts” allow the “latinos” living in our country to declare themselves another “sovereign nation” like the Indians have. Get ready for it.


9 posted on 11/24/2011 1:39:00 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Brices Crossroads

WRONG...Perry wanted him for the TX. Supreme Court but Steve Smith discovered that XAVIER did not have appellate court experience thus blowing the affirmative-action pick when he ran & won . THEN W put XAVIER at the FED COURT level. Perry tried to robo-call Smith out at the next election to get this solid rt-winger off the bench. He was opposed to the DREAM ACT in TX and racial quotas.NOW look at the legacy of affirmative action “LATINO DISTRICTS” ? Steve Smith is the attorney in charge to stop illegals from accessing grant money for secondary education in TX. and running again for TX. Supreme Court.


10 posted on 11/24/2011 1:44:49 PM PST by magna carta
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To: Zhang Fei

I wondered where this was coming from since it was utterly disingenous. Seems it is Ron Paul that is spreading this little falsehood. Especially since Paul being in D.C. should know EXACTLY who recommended Rodriquez to Bush.

I will vote for Repub nominee EXCEPT Romney. I really believe he is just a Repub Obama. I pray that primary voters make the right choice. ABR....PAHLEEEEZE.


11 posted on 11/24/2011 1:44:53 PM PST by marty60
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To: marty60

“”A former Texas Supreme Court justice whose appointment by Gov. Rick Perry””

Whoops, looks like Perry launched this leftist career, provided him with power.


12 posted on 11/24/2011 2:15:30 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: marty60
Save a pretzel for the gas jets, Marty.

Perry is going to drag Gingrich down with him ...and all for a dream of unlimited demographic flooding of the US from the South.

UNLESS Sarah endorses one or the other of them.

Cheers!

13 posted on 11/24/2011 2:31:45 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: marty60
“PERRY DID NOT APPOINT HIM TO THE FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT. GW BUSH DID.”

True. But by appointing Rodriguez to the Texas State Court Rick Perry gave him the step up the ladder and addition to his resume which led to the Bush appointment.

We already have had one illegal-loving, compassionate conservative former Texas governor in the White House; we don't need another.

14 posted on 11/24/2011 3:19:33 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: marty60
“The problem with that is that the Bush/Rove Cartel HATE Perry.”

Their relationship was far more harmonious in 2003 AND YOU KNOW THAT!

15 posted on 11/24/2011 3:22:34 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: bwc2221

No it wasn’t. Why do you think The Bushes endorsed Kay Bailey against Perry. The Break came in 98 when Perry reused to pull an ad Rove thought would hurt Bush with Hispanics.
But here’s a pretty good take on the feud. I hope Perry not only beats the current line up but the Big Loser will be KARL ROVE.

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Now he and his henchmen are undertaking their most serious gamble. Rick Perry managed to shine in Texas without Rove’s permission, and now threatens to become the current Republican frontrunner without Rove’s blessing. This, Rove has decreed, must be stopped, even if his party is destroyed in the process.

The origins of the Rove grudge against Perry really matter only to a handful of people. Suffice it to say it stems from some decade-old feud over power and money. And Rove has lassoed the entire Bush family in on it. The former presidents Bush have made it a great point not to comment on the actions of their successors—Clinton and Obama, respectively. They think there is a nobility to staying out of the fray and not making things more difficult for the next commander in chief. Yet the Bushes have shown no compunction about doing just that to a fellow Republican and fellow Texan (though Perry is the only one of them actually born in the state).

While in the White House, Bush 2 and his aides regularly scoffed at Perry for reasons that were never fully clear, making fun of his syntax and intellectual prowess without any sense of irony. In 2010 the Bush family, along with Rove and Karen Hughes, undertook an unprecedented effort to kick him out of the governor’s chair, handing a crowbar to Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, whom they judged more “electable.” Perry walloped her in the GOP primary, then went on to win a historic third term in the general election by a double-digit margin. So much for electability.

A Perry victory would end whatever chokehold the Bushes still have on the GOP establishment.

But Rove is nothing if not persistent. Now he and his operatives seem to have something close to a war room against Perry, scrutinizing his every statement in an attempt to cut his young candidacy short. After Rove called Perry “unpresidential,” former Bush press secretary Tony “Ralph Malph” Fratto joined in—calling Perry, you guessed it, “unpresidential.” This was followed in quick succession by similar sentiments from a former Rove aide, Pete “Potsie” Wehner. Meanwhile, two “unnamed” Bush aides (wonder who they could be?) issued the following warning to The New York Times: “If you’re really trying to be the nominee and want to go the distance, you just don’t want the former president of the United States and his people working against you.” (Then again, that’s what the Bushes told Kay Bailey Hutchison.)
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FRom August, apparently this guy had inside info

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/08/17/rick-perry-s-war-with-the-bushies-why-karl-rove-is-fighting-his-2012-bid.html


16 posted on 11/24/2011 4:31:28 PM PST by marty60
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To: grey_whiskers

Save it, we all know that is not true. Why do you guys do this. Do you REALLY want Obama in for 4 more years?


17 posted on 11/24/2011 4:43:45 PM PST by marty60
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To: dragnet2

Hardly, Fullbight and Jaworski, Who bought the Chevron Building in DTWN Houston, hired him in 1987.

But just so we set the RECORD straight, Perry had NOTHING to do with his appointment to the District Court.
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Monday, August 4, 2003

Page 5

http://www.metnews.com/articles/judg080403.htm

Senate Confirms Federal Judges For New Mexico, Texas, North Carolina, Florida

From Staff and Wire Service Reports

The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointments of five new federal judges.

Late Thursday, senators approved the nominations of Frank Montalvo and Xavier Rodriguez to federal judgeships in Texas, and of James I. Cohn, James O. Browning, and H. Brent McKnight to seats in Florida, New Mexico, and North Carolina respectively.

Montalvo and Rodriguez were confirmed to judgeships for the Western District of Texas. Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn, both R-Texas, recommended the two to President Bush.

Montalvo was nominated for a new seat in the Western District, and is expected to sit in El Paso. Rodriguez was nominated to fill the vacancy left when Judge Edward Prado was named to the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and is likely to sit in San Antonio.

Montalvo was confirmed on a 95-0 vote and Rodriguez was approved on a voice vote.

“Frank Montalvo and Xavier Rodriguez will only add to the exceptional tradition of judicial excellence the Western District has long enjoyed,” Cornyn said Thursday night in a statement from Washington.

“Judge Montalvo possesses a wealth of judicial and legal experience. He represents some of the finest qualities we expect in our federal judges,” Hutchison said Thursday night, also in a statement from the nation’s capital.

“Judge Rodriguez brings the qualifications and integrity to the bench that Texas and our nation need now,” Hutchison said.


18 posted on 11/24/2011 4:49:04 PM PST by marty60
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To: marty60

“”A former Texas Supreme Court justice whose appointment by Gov. Rick Perry””

Ya got to love it!


19 posted on 11/24/2011 4:58:04 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Here is the actual Senate recommendation from Hutchison and Cornyn.

Not once do they mention Perry. If Perry was such a supporter wouldn’t the Bush operatives want to mention that?

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/congress/senate/judiciary/sh108-135/pt3/1017-1020.pdf


20 posted on 11/24/2011 5:11:19 PM PST by marty60
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To: marty60

I’ll get to that after next cold one. Or two.


21 posted on 11/24/2011 5:15:56 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

The only ones peddling this garbage is Paul supporters.

Paul started it before Perry announced trying to keep him out of the race.

It didn’t work then and it will not work now.


22 posted on 11/24/2011 5:30:56 PM PST by marty60
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To: marty60

So blame them all. And blame the republicans in the senate who didn’t vote to oppose him.

Or just realize that no matter who you pick as a judge, sometimes they aren’t going to rule the way you want them to politically, and it will always give people a chance to attack everybody who ever had anything to do with that judge.

Nobody’s perfect. Except maybe Gingrich, if the polls are to be believed. Or Cain, if we just travel back in time a month.


23 posted on 11/24/2011 10:16:22 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Boy is that right. Remember Souter? Hardly the Conserv Bush 1 said he was.


24 posted on 11/25/2011 9:28:46 AM PST by marty60
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To: magna carta

The Feds came up with the racial minority trash in the ‘60’s, due to Democrat abuse against Black voters.

I’m not surprised to see the Paulers are pushing this trash - they like the perennial candidate Stephen Smith, and use every chance to put the Governor down for opposing him back in 2002.

In case you’re not up to the research: http://www.texastribune.org/texas-courts/texas-supreme-court/smith-eyes-return/ Rodriquez might know something about racial profiling, from the way that Stephen Wayne Smith ran his 2002 campaign against the now-Federal judge.

Smith had lost in 1998. He had campaigned against the Governor’s choice from day one and then went after Rodriquez in 2002. There were repercussions when Smith lost in 2004, after being opposed by every living former member of the State’s Supreme Court of Texas, in favor of his opponent. Smith helped hang himself by sending out a letter criticizing the law school that Green had attended.

Smith lost yet again in 2006, when he opposed Don Willet,
one of my favorites. Unfortunately, Smith has declared that he’s once again the perennial candidate, running for the State Supreme Court, going against Don Willet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Wayne_Smith


25 posted on 11/25/2011 2:14:30 PM PST by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed: Will use. Cut spending, cut spending, cut spending, now,now,now!)
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To: Brices Crossroads
Perry owns this.

Ricardo Perry's support of the law breaking illegal aliens and Mexicans in general over American citizens and his block-headed gaff calling us conservatives Heartless because we choose to support the Rule of Law and and not lawlessness as he does is the gift that just keeps on giving week after week.

26 posted on 11/25/2011 4:53:07 PM PST by Ron H. (No to Romney, Perry, Gingrich and Huntsmen!)
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To: hocndoc

WRONG-Smith opposes racial politics and got wide support from conservative activists.
http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/22/conservative-ire-with-perry-runs-deep-reflects-racial-politics/
Willett is bought & paid for SMITH is not take a look:
http://info.tpj.org/reports/supremes06/supremes06.pdf
SMITH IS FIGHTING INSTATE TUITION FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS...Willett is largely supported by......? Well read the report.
WRONG AGAIN: NOT A PAULITE...I am a member of Act for America....read about them.


27 posted on 11/25/2011 7:22:54 PM PST by magna carta
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