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JUDGE EDITH H. JONES Tells Harvard Law School: "American Legal System Is Corrupt Beyond Recognition"
MassNews.comŽ Copyright 2004 ŠAll Rights Reserved ^ | March 7, 2003 | Geraldine Hawkins

Posted on 07/07/2005 12:18:17 PM PDT by Liz

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The judge quoted George Washington who asked in his Farewell Address, "Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths in courts of justice?"

Well, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, hurry up and get yourself the heck outta there......we are ready and waiting for Edith.

1 posted on 07/07/2005 12:18:19 PM PDT by Liz
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To: GarySpFc

ping!


2 posted on 07/07/2005 12:19:22 PM PDT by GarySpFc (Sneakypete, De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Liz

Liberals call Judge Jones the "Horsewoman of the Right Wing Apocalypse." She's extremely conservative but not a likely candidate to replace O'Connor because she wrote an opinion affirming a death penalty conviction where the defendant's lawyer slept during trial. It wasn't nearly as bad as it sounds, but that opinion has followed her ever since.


3 posted on 07/07/2005 12:20:35 PM PDT by Altair333 (Stop illegal immigration: George Allen in 2008)
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To: Liz
"The first 100 years of American lawyers were trained on Blackstone, who wrote that: 'The law of nature . dictated by God himself . is binding . in all counties and at all times; no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this; and such of them as are valid derive all force and all their authority . from this original.' The Framers created a government of limited power with this understanding of the rule of law - that it was dependent on transcendent religious obligation," said Jones.

Good grief, put this woman on SCOTUS.

4 posted on 07/07/2005 12:21:36 PM PDT by SittinYonder (America is the Last Beach)
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To: Liz


Somebody speaking at HAh-Vah-D with a brain PING!


5 posted on 07/07/2005 12:24:55 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent Green is People!")
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To: Liz
Thank you for posting this. I knew who Judge Jones was. However, I did not have a clear index of her thinking. Now I do. And I have a high respect for her thinking. Thank you, and thank Jim Robinson for making it possible.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column: "Replace Justice O'Connor -- But Which One?"

6 posted on 07/07/2005 12:28:20 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Will President Bush appoint a Justice who obeys the Constitution? I give 65-35 odds on yes.)
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To: Altair333
Why should she be blamed and held accountable to something that the defendant's lawyer did ?
She was just following the law, it's the defendant's fault if they hired a incompetent lawyer.
7 posted on 07/07/2005 12:29:18 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The ( FOOL ) hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Liz
The more she says, the more I like her. Unfortunately, the more I am convinced she'd never be confirmed too.


Scared Bunny Blog
Not for the timid

8 posted on 07/07/2005 12:32:47 PM PDT by sharktrager (My life is like a box of chocolates, but someone took all the good ones.)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

"Why should she be blamed and held accountable to something that the defendant's lawyer did?"

Because she's an appellate judge and there's a 6th amendment right to effective counsel. She voted to affirm the conviction in spite of the lawyer's having slept during trial. As I said before, it wasn't quite as bad as it sounds, but I seriously doubt she'd get an outright majority in the Senate- I expect several Republican senators would vote against her. Honestly, I'm pretty darn conservative, and some of her opinions seem a little overboard to me. She writes with kind of an arrogant style, as if her ideology were the only legitimate one. I'd put her well to the right of a Scalia, who I admire greatly.


9 posted on 07/07/2005 12:35:18 PM PDT by Altair333 (Stop illegal immigration: George Allen in 2008)
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To: Liz

very nice. I'd like to see a full transcript of the speech. Not quite as good as Janice Rogers Brown's:

'A whiter shade of Pale'
http://www.constitution.org/col/jrb/00420_jrb_fedsoc.htm


10 posted on 07/07/2005 12:35:48 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/scotuspropertythieving.htm)
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To: SittinYonder
Judge Edith H. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for Supreme Court!
11 posted on 07/07/2005 12:37:02 PM PDT by dvan
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To: Liz; DrewsDad; basil; Gracey; TheSarce; tarawa

I'm just amazed that she has a degree from UT. How did she turn out this way?


12 posted on 07/07/2005 12:37:12 PM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: Liz

The link to this article is dead. Can you provide another one? Thanks!


13 posted on 07/07/2005 12:44:16 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: Liz

bug bump


14 posted on 07/07/2005 12:45:42 PM PDT by tophat9000 (When the State ASSUMES death...It makes an ASH out of you and me..)
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To: Liz

bump for later.


15 posted on 07/07/2005 12:46:20 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Liz

Amazing that this sort of thing happened at Harvard. Possibly the leftists would have objected if only they could have understood it.


16 posted on 07/07/2005 12:48:13 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: Aquinasfan

You'll no doubt enjoy this.


17 posted on 07/07/2005 12:48:51 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: Liz


Oh, yes, yes.

Fianlly had the guts to say what everyone KNOWS.


18 posted on 07/07/2005 12:49:40 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The story is true" - Dan Rather)
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To: Liz; sharktrager
Sadly, in accordance with the theme of speech, because of her ability to speak the truth she will likely be denied a well earned place on the high court. It would be nice however to see her tangle with Kennedy, Leahy and Schumer.
19 posted on 07/07/2005 12:50:15 PM PDT by markedman (Lay me down to a watery grave)
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To: Liz

Yes it is ... and it's time to throw it out and start over... say with the original intent constitution. I would also tar and feather ANYONE who would advocate anymore idiotic and unconstitutional freedom stealing nanny laws


20 posted on 07/07/2005 12:51:03 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Advertisments contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper)
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