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He was unfairly rejected
Philadelphia Media Network ^ | 03-06-2014 | John Featherman

Posted on 03/06/2014 4:55:28 AM PST by PaulCruz2016

Let me summarize about the man who was nominated by the President of the United States for a prestigious judicial position.

He was born in New York State.

He is of mixed ancestry.

He attended a prestigious law school.

He’s married and has two children.

He’s been called one of the best litigators of his generation.

He represented a death row inmate convicted for murder.

He defended a very unpopular killer and made a lot of enemies for doing so – many who swore they would ruin his career.

So when the vote came up to confirm him, senators from the President’s opposition party made it clear that they were deeply troubled and going to block the nomination.

Now, be honest. You think I’m talking about Debo Adegbile – Obama’s nominee to head the Civil Rights division of the Justice Department, right?

Well, every single word up there described him.

But I wasn’t talking about Adegbile.

Sorry to break the news to our two Pennsylvania senators that voted against Adegbile, but I was talking about someone else - Supreme Court Justice John Roberts.

What?

Yep.

Thanks to a tip from my colleague, Philly.com writer Sam Wood, I learned that back when John Roberts was just an ordinary lawyer like Debo Adegbile, he represented Florida death row inmate John Ferguson, convicted in the murder of not one … not two … not three … but, eight, yes, eight people.

Makes Adegbile's involvement look like chump change to me.

Roberts defended Ferguson pro bono when he was working in private practice.

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: adegbile; copkiller; deboadegbile; whining
He is of mixed ancestry.

Why is this relevant?

1 posted on 03/06/2014 4:55:28 AM PST by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

Plus, he’s about the leftmost crazy they could readily get their mitts on.

Oh, don’t got there? Why not?


2 posted on 03/06/2014 4:58:01 AM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, sharia is POISON.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

“He defended a very unpopular killer”

This may be a clue to Judges, like Roberts, who
hold the actual Constitution in contempt as they
write “laws” on the fly, and lie in Court,
... to help criminals.


3 posted on 03/06/2014 4:59:02 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: PaulCruz2016

It’s one of the “race” buttons liberals like to push.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 4:59:05 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: PaulCruz2016

Competence requires melanin - did you miss the fundamental transformation?


5 posted on 03/06/2014 4:59:19 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: PaulCruz2016

The 50 senators voting on this judges appointment was like voting for&against a “King George/Castro Like” individual to be a leading civil rights Judge/Magistrate.


6 posted on 03/06/2014 5:05:59 AM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

Was his father muslim?


7 posted on 03/06/2014 5:07:30 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: PaulCruz2016

Two words for this idiot: Miguel Estrada


8 posted on 03/06/2014 5:07:41 AM PST by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: PaulCruz2016
"He represented a death row inmate convicted for murder."

This may accurately reflect what Roberts did and there's nothing wrong with "representing" murderers. That's the job of a lawyer.

But that misrepresents what Adegbile did in the Mumia case. He joined the radical leftwing propaganda campaign and praised Mumia to the heavens. He was a political partisan, not a person who could objectively enforce the law and enforce civil rights laws on a colorblind basis.

Adegbile, don't let the door hit you in the butt on your way out. Good riddance.

9 posted on 03/06/2014 5:16:43 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: PaulCruz2016
He was unfairly rejected

For a fleeting moment I thought this headline was for an article about Judge Robert Bork.


10 posted on 03/06/2014 5:20:55 AM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Probably the most shallow construct I’ve ever read.
Thanks for posting. Interesting and informative of liberal faux-logic.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 5:23:08 AM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Roberts is of mixed ancestry? What British and Irish? What a weird comment.

And yes, there are depraved worthless humans who still have to be defended


12 posted on 03/06/2014 5:25:19 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Why is this relevant?

It was part of a rhetorical bait-and-switch designed to evoke an outraged response from liberals who thought they knew who the author was talking about.

13 posted on 03/06/2014 5:37:06 AM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: yldstrk

Yep, he’s apparently of Irish, Welsh and Czech ancestry. Can’t figure out that comment either.


14 posted on 03/06/2014 5:54:06 AM PST by afsnco
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To: afsnco

I guess you could say we all are, I mean, female and male, very different species


15 posted on 03/06/2014 5:55:02 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ken5050
Excellent......the goose/gander option on the Senate menu is invisible to democrats.
16 posted on 03/06/2014 6:05:03 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: ken5050
Two words for this idiot: Miguel Estrada

Yep. Apparently the FOP pulled out some of the same tactics that the Left utilizes when they want to gin-up a campaign to torpedo a nominee. Apparently they don't like having the hose turned back on THEM, cause they're screaming like scalded cats this morning.


17 posted on 03/06/2014 6:23:43 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PaulCruz2016
The leftists whining about Debo's rejection always conveniently 'forget' one critical point. The nay votes came not because of Debo's defense of a guilty man, they come because Debo led demonstrations intended to hide the fact the the man was guilty. Debo used deceptive practices to attempt to free a guilty man.

Besides, any adult who takes on the name of a Sesame Street character isn't worthy of leading anything.

18 posted on 03/06/2014 7:18:33 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Jabba the Nutt
This may accurately reflect what Roberts did and there's nothing wrong with "representing" murderers. That's the job of a lawyer.

Exactly. In law school, I was told that you represent your client, you don't have to believe what your client says. Adegbile crossed the line when he acted as a "true believer" in his client's "cause." Even though that cause was patently based on lies. While that may make him a good advocate, it disqualifies him as unfit for public service.

19 posted on 03/06/2014 7:19:34 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: PaulCruz2016
If the writer think he's making his readers think twice about yesterday's rejection of Adegbile by comparing him to John Roberts he's dead wrong.

Speaking for myself, at least.

20 posted on 03/06/2014 7:28:52 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Jabba the Nutt
Roberts was retained to "represent" a client who happened to be a murderer. There are very few instances when lawyers can refuse to represent someone.

Off hand, I know of only one---Charles Stuart, Boston, who murdered his pregnant wife and blamed it on a Black man. He could not get a lawyer to represent him----the visceral disdain for his actions reached epidemic proportions.

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What Adegbile did in the Mumia cop-killer case was far different. Adegbile personally aligned himself w/ the cop killer.....he joined the radical leftwing propaganda campaign and publicly praised Mumia to the heavens.

Adegbile was an avowed political partisan; it was doubtful he could objectively enforce US law and enforce civil rights laws on a colorblind basis.

Good riddance Adegbile, we don't need our civil rights defended by a leftist lowlife.

21 posted on 03/06/2014 9:21:06 AM PST by Liz
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To: afsnco

Irish-Itallian, English-Sudanese....German-Polish
Jeez, aren’t we all of “mixed” ancestry?


22 posted on 03/06/2014 9:46:53 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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