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  • Who is Bill Pryor? [Donald Trump Supreme Court nominee backed ousting of Roy Moore]

    02/15/2016 9:22:05 AM PST · by JediJones · 33 replies ^ | 2/13/2016 | Leada Gore
    Among the names cited by candidates was Bill Pryor, Alabama's former Attorney General, who was mentioned by GOP front runner Donald Trump. While AG, Pryor drew the ire of many conservatives when he backed the decision by the Alabama Court of Judiciary to oust Chief Justice Roy Moore from his position for Moore's refusal to follow a federal court order for the removal of a monument of the 10 Commandments from the front of the state's judicial building. Pryor, who is Catholic, argued the Moore had "flagrantly disobeyed the law, incited the public to support his misconduct and undermined the...
  • Trump Says He'd Consider Bill Pryor for SCOTUS, AG Who Prosecuted 'Ten Commandments' Judge

    02/15/2016 9:12:59 AM PST · by LowOiL · 87 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 2-14-16 | Heather Clark
    Excerpt: Bill Pryor, the former attorney general of Alabama, prosecuted Roy Moore in 2003 over his refusal to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court. Pryor's comments to Moore during his trial focused more on Moore's refusal to stop acknowledging God as chief justice. "[Y]our understanding is that the federal court ordered that you could not acknowledge God; isn't that right?" Pryor asked. "And if you resume your duties as chief justice after this proceeding, you will continue to acknowledge God as you have testified that you would today?" "That's right," Moore replied.
  • Donald Trump Says He’d Consider These Two Judges for U.S. Supreme Court

    During the Republican debate on Saturday night, Donald Trump floated two names as potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court: Judge Diane S. Sykes and Judge Bill Pryor. “We could have a Diane Sykes or a Bill Pryor, we have some fantastic people,” Trump told the audience. Both judges are well-known conservatives serving on the federal level. Who is Diane S. Sykes? Sykes is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She was nominated by George W. Bush and confirmed in 2004. She went to Northwestern University and attended Marquette University Law School....

    06/10/2005 8:44:56 AM PDT · by CWW · 9 replies · 809+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 06-10-05 | cww
    A Different Timpanist WASHINGTON, June 9 - On the day in 1973 that the Supreme Court made abortion legal, the Pryor family of Mobile, Ala., discussed it at the dinner table. Laura Pryor recalls that she and her husband, both teachers in Roman Catholic schools, were "very upset." But they had little idea what an impression the talk made on their 10-year-old son, William. -snip-- "We did not realize until later in life," she said, "until he was much older, how much we had influenced him on that." -- snip -- His father, William H. Pryor Sr., was the band...
  • "Why I Support (in Part) the Democratic Filibuster"

    04/27/2005 4:17:44 AM PDT · by Law · 76 replies · 1,753+ views
    Vision Forum ^ | Monday, April 25, 2005 | Doug Phillips, Esq.
    Their reasons may be corrupt. Their emotions may be out of control. Their motivations may be wrong. But insofar as the Democrats seek to block President Bushs nomination of former Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor to the federal courts, their actions should be applauded by every Christian who believes that evil should not be rewarded with good (Proverbs 17:15), that judges must fear God more than men (Exodus 18:21), and that Jesus Christ is Lord even over Americas judiciary (Psalm 2:10-12). Mr. Pryor is remembered for five defining events in his public career: 1. According to a sworn affidavit by...

    11/12/2004 2:26:45 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 22 replies · 723+ views
    NROTC ^ | 11/12/04 | KJ Lopez and N/A
    An e-mailer makes excellent points: For instance, was Specter ever going to vote for Bill Pryor (who had to be recess appointed)? That there are even such questions, gets to this temperament issue First, it must be noted that Specter's claim to have supported every Bush nominee isn't entirely true. It's only true that he supported CLOTURE on every Bush nominee. But, unless I missed something, he never promised to support Bill Pryor on final passage; indeed, reading between the lines, it was easy to take his hint that he actually would oppose Pryor on final passage. (Again, this bears...
  • Bill Pryor to replace Ashcroft?

    11/08/2004 6:22:20 PM PST · by ambrose · 21 replies · 827+ views
    Bill Pryor to replace Ashcroft? Monday, November 08, 2004 Editor's note: "The Political Skinny" is an inside look at Alabama politics prepared by the staff of the Mobile Register. The column is compiled by Political Editor Jim Van Anglen, who can be reached at or 251-219-5608. Even before last Tuesday's election, speculation was running rampant about who might fill top jobs in a second Bush administration. Among those mentioned for U.S. attorney general: Mobile native and former Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor. Publications ranging from The National Journal, a respected political weekly in Washington, D.C., to The Guardian newspaper...
  • Slate's Chatterbox 10 Commandments Judge Speaks Out; Justice Roy Moore

    03/11/2004 10:18:25 PM PST · by Kay Soze · 5 replies · 173+ views
    NPR Day to Day ^ | 3-11-04 | Timothy Noah
    Slate columnist Timothy Noah speaks with former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who gained national recognition for placing a monument to the Ten Commandments in the courthouse lobby in defiance of a court order. Moore discusses issues ranging from gay marriage, the separation of church and state and his own political ambitions.
  • Cornyn Chastises Kennedy for Questioning Constitutionality of Recess Appointment

    03/10/2004 9:52:35 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 7 replies · 222+ views
    Talon ^ | 3/10/04 | Jimmy Moore
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) chastised Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) on Tuesday for sending a letter to a district court questioning the constitutionality of a recent recess appointment made by President George W. Bush. As previously reported by Talon News, Bush exercised his constitutional authority to appoint a half dozen judicial nominees which had been filibustered by the Democratic minority in the U.S. Senate on February 20. One of these appointments included Alabama Attorney General William H. Pryor Jr., who was named to fill a vacancy on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is over federal court appeals from Alabama,...
  • Challenge Threatened to Recess Appointment: Kennedy thinks appointment of Pryor is unconstitutional

    03/02/2004 7:00:32 AM PST · by ZGuy · 23 replies · 182+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | 2/27/04 | Keith Peters
    U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., is threatening a legal challenge to one of President Bush's recess appointments. The liberal senator claims the appointment of Alabama Attorney General William Pryor to a position on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was unconstitutional. At issue: Was the 10-day period when Congress was away a recess according to the Constitution? Pepperdine University Law Professor Douglas Kmiec argues that it was."Certainly, the modern practice of Republican and Democrat presidents alike is that intrasession appointments are constitutional so long as the recess was at least 3 days," Kmiec said. Kennedy, however, believes that only when...
  • Pick Your Poison

    03/01/2004 4:39:43 PM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 1 replies · 117+ views
    Adam's Web ^ | 02/26/2004 | Adam Graham
    Pick Your Poison By Adam Graham California Attorney General Bill Lockyer has done nothing to stop San Francisco from performing illegal same sex marriages and by some news accounts, Lockyer is even complicit in the ceremonies. The contrast between him and Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor who supported the display of the Ten Commandments but still fought to have Judge Roy Moore removed is telling. It paints a picture of two parties playing by two separate sets of rules. Judicial Tyranny of the Left Conservatives believe in the rule of law. And for many conservatives this means the rule of...
  • Bill Pryor Got His Judas Money

    02/29/2004 12:18:55 PM PST · by jedi · 29 replies · 210+ views
    <> | 25 Feb 04 | Chuck Baldwin
    According to news reports, "President Bush used a recess appointment Friday [Feb. 20] to give Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor a seat on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily. Pryor was sworn in by U.S. Circuit Judge Ed Carnes in a private ceremony in Alabama Friday. His appointment is expected to last until the end of 2005." Faithful readers of this column know that Pryor was the political Judas who turned against Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore after promising former Alabama Governor Fob James and the people of Alabama that he would back Moore "all the way."...
  • Constitution Party: Bush Slaps Face of Believers, Conservatives With Recess Appointment of Pryor

    02/26/2004 8:54:34 AM PST · by MikeJ75 · 98 replies · 191+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | February 25, 2004
    President George W. Bush has slapped the face of conservatives and those who believe in God with his recess appointment of former Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th District, Constitution Party National Chairman Jim Clymer said today. "Of all the people waiting to be confirmed for federal judgeships, it is stunning that Bill Pryor would be the president's choice for this extraordinary move," said Clymer. Pryor prosecuted former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Judicial Building and Moore was removed...
  • A 'bittersweet' appointment (Pryor)

    02/24/2004 9:56:59 PM PST · by kattracks · 1 replies · 189+ views
    <p>Last Friday, President Bush announced the recess appointment of Alabama Attorney General William H. Pryor to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. This is Mr. Bush's second recess appointment to a judgeship in two months, and only the third such appointment by a president since 1980. Considering that the highly qualified Judge Pryor had no chance of beating a Democratic filibuster, we are happy to see the president make this rare but necessary move. After resigning his position as Alabama attorney general on Friday, Judge Pryor called the moment "bittersweet." We would have to agree.</p>
  • Bill Pryor Got His Judas Money

    02/24/2004 3:50:42 PM PST · by dixiepatriot · 72 replies · 931+ views
    February 25, 2004 | Chuck Baldwin
    Bill Pryor Got His Judas Money By Chuck Baldwin February 25, 2004 According to news reports, "President Bush used a recess appointment Friday [Feb. 20] to give Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor a seat on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily. Pryor was sworn in by U.S. Circuit Judge Ed Carnes in a private ceremony in Alabama Friday. His appointment is expected to last until the end of 2005." Faithful readers of this column know that Pryor was the political Judas who turned against Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore after promising former Alabama Governor Fob James and...
  • Pryor Painted as Extra-Legal Abortion and Religious Extremist

    02/23/2004 5:24:24 PM PST · by FlyLow · 2 replies · 169+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 2-23-04 | Brent Baker
    ABC and CBS on Friday night greeted President Bushs recess appointment of William Pryor to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals by putting his views on abortion in an unfavorable light (an opponent of abortion rights) while the Washington Post, without bothering to mention how he, as Attorney General of Alabama, enforced court rulings to remove a Ten Commandments display from the state Capitol building last year, portrayed him as putting personal religious beliefs ahead of the law: In 1997, his first year as Alabama Attorney General, he invoked God's will while speaking at a Christian Coalition rally to defend...
  • Pryor sworn in as judge (Riley to appoint his replacement as Alabama AG)

    02/21/2004 3:25:29 PM PST · by ambrose · 18 replies · 231+ views
    Birmingham News ^ | 2.21.04 | MARY ORNDORFF
    Pryor sworn in as judge Bush appoints attorney general to 11th Circuit while Congress is away 02/21/04 MARY ORNDORFF News Washington correspondent WASHINGTON - Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor was sworn in Friday as a federal judge just minutes after President Bush sidestepped a sharply divided U.S. Senate and placed him in the job while Congress was on break. Pryor stepped down as attorney general and can now start hearing cases with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, an Atlanta-based court one level below the U.S. Supreme Court. From Our Advertiser "His impressive record demonstrates his devotion to the...
  • Bush again installs a judge at recess

    02/21/2004 1:42:37 AM PST · by kattracks · 23 replies · 191+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/21/04 | Charles Hurt
    <p>President Bush bypassed a Democratic filibuster yesterday by installing Alabama Attorney General William H. Pryor to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals his second recess appointment in as many months.</p> <p>Mr. Bush's action will allow Mr. Pryor to sit on the appellate bench, without Senate approval, until next January when the term of the present congressional session expires.</p>
  • Bush Installs Appeals Court Nominee Who Was Blocked by Senate Democrats

    02/20/2004 3:15:58 PM PST · by nuconvert · 30 replies · 251+ views
    AP ^ | 2-20-2004
    Bush Installs Appeals Court Nominee Who Was Blocked by Senate Democrats By Jeffrey Mcmurray Feb. 20, 2004 Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Bypassing angry Senate Democrats, President Bush installed Alabama Attorney General William Pryor as a U.S. appeals court judge on Friday in his second "recess appointment" of a controversial nominee in five weeks. Pryor's federal appointment has been vigorously opposed by Democratic senators who have objected to his past comments and writings on abortion and homosexuality. Bush praised Pryor as a "leading American lawyer" and said he had been pushed past the Senate's normal confirmation process because of...
  • Bush installs judge, bypassing Senate

    02/20/2004 1:00:14 PM PST · by kattracks · 64 replies · 381+ views
    AP | 2/20/04 | JEFFREY McMURRAY
    WASHINGTON (AP) Bypassing Senate Democrats who have stalled his judicial nominations, President Bush installed Alabama Attorney General William Pryor on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday. Bush praised Pryor as "this leading American lawyer" and complained that the Senate had unfairly blocked him and other White House nominees."A minority of Democratic senators has been using unprecedented obstructionist tactics to prevent him and other qualified nominees from receiving up-or-down votes," Bush said. "Their tactics are inconsistent with the Senate's constitutional responsibility and are hurting our judicial system."Pryor was immediately sworn in in Alabama.The White House had...
  • Recess Appointment of Bill Pryor!!

    02/20/2004 2:05:03 PM PST · by Preacher777 · 38 replies · 285+ views
    Coalition for a Fair Judiciary | Feb. 20, 2004 | Kay Daly
    Coalition for a Fair Judiciary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kay Daly February 20, 2004 (703) 822-9831 Coalition Hails Recess Appointment of Bill Pryor to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals President Recess Appoints While The Senate Obstructs (WASHINGTON, DC) The Coalition for a Fair Judiciary today hailed the recess appointment of Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. A minority of Senators are obstructing several of President Bushs judicial nominees at the behest of extreme left-wing special interests. Enough is enough, said Kay Daly, president of the Coalition for a Fair Judiciary. This recess...
  • Nader to Run, Recess Appointement of Bill Pryor, Stocks Rebound

    02/20/2004 11:29:15 AM PST · by The_Victor · 27 replies · 216+ views
    Range: 1d 5d 3m 6m 1y 2y 5y max Type: Bar | Line | Cdl Scale: Linear | Log Size: M | L Compare: ^DJI vs S&P Nasdaq Dow Index Value: 10,650.6602 Trade Time: 2:22PM ET Change: 14.07 (0.13%) Prev Close: 10,664.7305 Open: 10,666.29 Day's Range: 10,580.6602 - 10,688.2197 52wk Range: 7,416.6401 - 10,753.6299 Components - More on ^DJI...

    02/20/2004 11:10:02 AM PST · by CWW · 289 replies · 275+ views
    Self ^ | 02-20-04 | cww
    Today, Bill Pryor accepted a recess appointment to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals from President Bush. He will resign his position as Attorney General of Alabama effective immediately and will be sworn in at 2:00 p.m. CST. Democrats have blocked the President's attepmt to appoint Pryor since he was first nominated in April 2003. Pro-abortion groups worked extremely had against Pryor, an outspoken opponent of aborition.General Pryor has been a fantastic Attorney General and will be an excellent jurist.
  • Moore's Law

    02/18/2004 4:53:20 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 18 replies · 221+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 18, 2004 | Terry Eastland
    Bill Pryor, Alabama's attorney general, explains why Judge Roy Moore was wrong to defy a federal court order. ROY MOORE, you will recall, is the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who last summer defied a federal court order to remove his hefty Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the State Judicial Building. The order eventually was carried out by the associate justices of his court. Since then, Mr. Moore, who later was removed from office by a state judicial ethics panel, has become a celebrity of sorts in some conservative circles, with talk that he even...
  • Moore supporters ask Bush to rescind Pryor nomination

    01/24/2004 2:32:47 PM PST · by RJCogburn · 74 replies · 263+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/24/04 | BOB JOHNSON
    A group of supporters of ousted Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore asked Friday that President Bush withdraw the nomination of Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor to be a federal judge. The Rev. Frank Raddish, founder and director of the Washington-based Capitol Hill Independent Baptist Ministries, said Pryor abandoned his previous position supporting public Ten Commandments displays when he prosecuted Moore before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary. The court removed Moore from office for refusing to obey U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson's order to move a 5,300-pound Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building. A spokeswoman...
  • Ann Coulter Declares Roy Moore "Man of the Year"

    12/30/2003 5:50:06 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 196 replies · 480+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 12-19-03 | Coulter, Ann
    Man of the Year: Roy Moore by Ann Coulter Posted Dec 19, 2003 Uttering the standard liberal clich a few years ago, Richard Reeves described "representatives of the new South" as "Republicans of old Puritan definition, righteous folk afraid that someone, somewhere, is having fun." (I'll skip the context of Reeves' insight, except to note that apparently aging liberals view sodomy with the chubby intern in the back office as "having fun.") Like all beliefs universally held by liberals, Reeves's aphorism is the precise opposite of the truth. It's the blue states that are constantly sending lawyers to the red...
  • Alabama A.G. who prosecuted Roy Moore is a Bush judicial nominee

    11/14/2003 5:18:02 AM PST · by wdkeller · 26 replies · 218+ views
    ...Republicans scheduled the talkathon, called "Justice for Judges," in hopes of rallying Americans against Democrats, who have blocked four U.S. Appeals Court nominees so far: Alabama Attorney General WILLIAM PRYOR, Texas judge Priscilla Owen, Mississippi judge Charles Pickering and lawyer Miguel Estrada...
  • Alabama AG Answers Conservative Criticism for Prosecuting Moore

    11/14/2003 10:49:29 AM PST · by kattracks · 182 replies · 212+ views ^ | 11/14/03 | David Thibault
    ( - Once an ally of ousted Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor Thursday insisted he did not prosecute Moore because of the judge's stance on a Ten Commandments public display. "I did not prosecute the chief justice for the Ten Commandments. I prosecuted the chief justice because he refused to obey a court order from a federal district court that had been affirmed by the court of appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States had decided not to review," Pryor told Pryor commented shortly after Alabama's nine-member Court of the...
  • Vanity: My Letter to Alabama Attorney General Pryor

    11/11/2003 11:43:08 AM PST · by farmer18th · 538 replies · 638+ views
    Self | 11/11/2003 | Self
    Dear Mr. Pryor: Your actions with respect to Judge Moore confuse me. Is "Thou Shalt Not Steal" offensive to you? (I'm glad I don't own property in Alabama) Is "Thou Shalt Not Murder" problematic for you? (I'm glad I don't live in Alabama) Is "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery" hurtful to you? (I'm glad you don't know my wife.) Is "Thou Shalt not Bear False Witness" repugnant to you? (I'm glad I never had to seek justice in your state.) Is "Thou Shalt Have no Other Gods Before Me" distasteful to you? (What with lightning bolts and all, I'm glad...
  • Senate Vote: Motion to Invoke Cloture on Nomination of William Pryor. Dems WIN (of course).

    11/06/2003 9:32:37 AM PST · by TomGuy · 58 replies · 224+ views
    C-SPAN2 ^ | Nov 6, 2003
    Motion to invoke cloture on nomination of William H. Pryor, Jr., of Alabama, to be Circuit Court Judge. Yes - 51 No - 43 Dems win another round; stop a nomination from reaching the floor. Frist is deeply saddened.
  • Dems Again Block Pryor's Nomination; Panel OKs Brown

    11/06/2003 9:55:53 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 15 replies · 127+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 11/6/03
    Senate Democrats blocked for a second time the confirmation of Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor for a seat on a federal appeals court Wednesday, shortly after the Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the nomination of California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown.
  • Democrats Block Pryor as Brown Moves Toward Senate Filibuster

    11/06/2003 10:04:29 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 12 replies · 157+ views
    TBO ^ | 11/6/03 | Jesse Holland
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked Alabama Attorney General William Pryor from a U.S. Appeals Court seat for a second time as Republicans, meanwhile, moved California judge Janice Rogers Brown toward what is likely to be the same fate in the closely divided Senate. Pryor again failed to get the 60 votes needed from the 100-member chamber to break a filibuster of his nomination to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. His nomination was first filibustered by Democrats in July. Republicans say liberal groups have unfairly painted Pryor as an extremist from the far...
  • GOP hopes for filibuster backlash

    11/03/2003 6:20:05 PM PST · by afuturegovernor · 10 replies · 184+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Novemer 3, 2003 | Charles Hurt
    <p>The governor's election in Mississippi tomorrow will be the Republicans' first major opportunity to test how much voters care that Democrats are filibustering some of President Bush's judicial nominations.</p> <p>If the issue sticks, Republicans are ready with blocked nominees several representing the Democratic Party's most crucial constituencies to use as the faces of what they call "Democratic obstruction" in next year's presidential and senatorial elections.</p>
  • Smith and Chabot Release Judicial Nominations Report

    10/30/2003 10:14:10 AM PST · by Alissa · 2 replies · 181+ views
    Congressman Lamar Smith ^ | 30 Oct 2003 | Christopher Chichester
    October 30, 2003 - The text of Rep. Smith's opening statement: Recently, there has been a dangerous erosion of religious tolerance in the Federal judicial nominations process. Article Six of the United States Constitution, referred to as the Religious Test Clause, prohibits religion from being used as a test for any office or public trust in the United States. The protections contained within the Religious Test Clause logically extend to presidential nominees presented to the U.S. Senate for confirmation, including judicial nominees. The underlying bias shown towards judicial nominees with deeply held beliefs or strongly held convictions is a disturbing...
  • Senators Discriminate Against Bush Nominee Because of His Religious Beliefs

    09/30/2003 4:22:58 PM PDT · by Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS · 7 replies · 288+ views
    National Center for Public Policy Research ^ | September 2003 | Matthew Craig
    Not many people can boast resumes like Alabama Attorney General William H. Pryor's. Unfortunately, discrimination plagues him in the U.S. Senate and may block his appointment to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.Pryor graduated magna cum laude and was first in his class at Tulane University Law School. After clerking for Appeals Court Judge John Minor Wisdom, a renowned civil rights advocate, Pryor spent seven years practicing law and teaching at the Cumberland School of Law. In 1995, he became Alabama's Deputy Attorney General, and was elected Attorney General two years later.1As Alabama's chief law enforcement official, Pryor has vehemently...
  • The Lesser of Two Evils Is No Longer Lesser (Sellout of Republicans)

    09/12/2003 7:18:44 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 22 replies · 253+ views
    Covenant News ^ | 9/12/03 | Chuck Baldwin
    Those who believe electing Republicans is going to make a significant difference in the direction of the country need to open their eyes to what Republicans are actually doing. Consider the courageous stand of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to resist a tyrannical and unconstitutional order from a federal judge to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Judicial Building. Instead of supporting the brave Chief Justice, Republican leaders in his state betrayed Roy Moore, ignored the U.S. and Alabama constitutions, and threw their support behind the federal judge. It was a Republican governor and...
  • Hatch to Stalled Judicial Nominees: 'Hang In'

    09/05/2003 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Brian S · 119 replies · 312+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09-05-03
    Fri September 5, 2003 02:05 PM ET By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on Friday he does not expect other stalled judicial nominees to follow Miguel Estrada's lead and drop their confirmation bids, but "we are always concerned." "I've basically told them, 'Hang in there. We'll do our best to get you through,"' Hatch, a Utah Republican, told Reuters. "Let the process work." Estrada got fed up with the process. After waiting more than two years for a Senate confirmation vote, Estrada asked President Bush on Thursday to withdraw his nomination to the...
  • Bill Pryor: Too extreme or too Catholic?

    08/30/2003 1:53:27 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 33 replies · 183+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 8/29/2003 | Joe Fuerherd
    There was no reason to believe, when President Bush nominated William Pryor to a seat on the federal appellate bench last April, that the debate over the conservative Alabama attorney general would result in Methodist and Mormon senators lecturing their Catholic colleagues on the finer points of Catholic doctrine. It certainly didnt begin that way. Initially, participants followed the all-too-familiar script. Bush promised that Pryor would be a judge who followed the law and wouldnt legislate from the bench. Conservative interest groups ginned up their direct mail machines and urged the faithful to contact their senators on Pryors behalf. Liberal...
  • KY Dentist Drives to AL to Protest Removal of 10 Commandments

    08/29/2003 7:40:57 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 255+ views
    Central KY News-Journal ^ | 08-28-03 | Fletcher, Jan
    <p>By Jan Fletcher, Faith Correspondent A seven-hour drive to Montgomery, Ala., Monday, brought one Campbellsville man to the very center of the national controversy over public display of the Ten Commandments.</p> <p>Ricky Cox, a dentist and former state representative, made the decision Monday morning to leave for the showdown at the Alabama Judicial Building after his office closed at 5 p.m. He was back at work at 10 a.m. Tuesday, after participating in a vigil for three hours -- from midnight to 3 a.m. -- alongside 150 protesting citizens. Protesters vowed peaceful resistance to stop a court order to remove a 5,300-pound monument to the Ten Commandments.</p>
  • Alabama, Faith, and the Senate

    08/28/2003 10:31:02 PM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 135+ views ^ | 8/29/03 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor oversaw the removal of the Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the state Supreme Court building. Pryor believes that the court ruling ordering the removal was incorrect. After all, the U.S. Supreme Court building itself has depictions of the Ten Commandments. The court opens its sessions with an invocation of God. And we know the other familiar elements of state-sponsored religion in America, from the chaplains in both houses of Congress to ``In God We Trust'' on the coinage.
  • Krauthammer: A Judge Prejudged

    08/28/2003 9:17:12 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 11 replies · 209+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 08/29/03 | Charles Krauthammer
    On Wednesday Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor oversaw the removal of the Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the state Supreme Court building. Pryor believes that the court ruling ordering the removal was incorrect. After all, the U.S. Supreme Court building itself has depictions of the Ten Commandments. The court opens its sessions with an invocation of God. And we know the other familiar elements of state-sponsored religion in America, from the chaplains in Congress to "In God We Trust" on the coinage. Despite his personal views, Pryor was unequivocal in ordering the removal. He was equally unequivocal in...
  • Pryor's stance draws fire on both sides

    08/27/2003 11:06:09 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 189+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, August 28, 2003 | Charles Hurt
    <p>Presidential appeals court nominee and Alabama Attorney General William H. Pryor has been filibustered by Democrats who accuse him of being unable to separate his strong religious beliefs from his work as a jurist.</p> <p>But his role in the struggle over displaying the Ten Commandments inside an Alabama courthouse is a sterling example of Mr. Pryor's ability to do just that, his supporters say. Mr. Pryor is fulfilling a federal judge's ruling that mandates the removal of the 2-ton granite monument that started a firestorm in the state capital.</p>
  • Gutless wonders: Joseph Farah slams 'Christian' pundits hiding from 10 Commandments

    08/27/2003 12:22:25 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 30 replies · 320+ views ^ | Wednesday, August 27, 2003 | Joseph Farah
    While Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore stands tall in defense of the Ten Commandments, absolute morality and responsibility to God, many others involved in the case, analyzing it and pontificating about it are headed for the tall grass. Oh, I'm not talking about U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, the activist politician masquerading as a defender of the Constitution. No. Surely there are many like him in this nation who can scarcely hide their desire to obscure what America owes to God, to the Bible and to our founders who drew their inspiration from them. I'm not talking about...
  • Commandments Demonstrators March in Alabama; demand Pryor's resignation

    08/26/2003 4:53:00 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 84 replies · 498+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/26/2003
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Protesters hoping to keep a Ten Commandments monument in the state judicial building marched on Attorney General Bill Pryor's office Tuesday, demanding he resign for abiding by a federal court order for the marker's removal. About 150 monument supporters marched from the judicial building to the nearby statehouse to meet with Pryor, but were met by 10 state police blocking the door. Seven representatives were allowed inside to meet with Pryor's chief deputy for about 20 minutes. The rest of the group remained outside, chanting, ``Resign now! Resign now!'' The 5,300-pound monument remained in the rotunda...
  • For Pryor, Religious, Legal Rights In Conflict

    08/24/2003 8:38:45 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 1 replies · 175+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 08/25/03 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    Senators, Bible Belt Blast Alabama Attorney General MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 24 -- Bill Pryor once seemed to be the charmed wunderkind of Alabama politics.Clean-cut and articulate, he was celebrated as the youngest attorney general in the nation when he was appointed to the post in January 1997 at age 34. Since then, the conservative Republican has been elected twice, the second with 59 percent of the vote last year.But Pryor now finds himself walking a precarious political tightrope.
  • Moore Vows to Continue Fight for Ten Commandments

    08/21/2003 4:38:28 PM PDT · by Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS · 85 replies · 591+ views ^ | August 21, 2003 | Robert B. Bluey
    Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court refused to back down from his defense of a Ten Commandments display Thursday despite a decision by his eight judicial colleagues to move the 2.5-ton monument."The fight to defend our constitutional rights to acknowledge God must and will continue," Moore told a crowd of supporters. "Very soon, we will file a petition for writ of certiorari before the United States Supreme Court to resolve clearly our inalienable rights to acknowledge God under the First Amendment." Earlier Thursday, the eight associate justices of the Alabama Supreme Court voted to have the...
  • Statement of Attorney General Bill Pryor (Ten Commandments Monument)

    08/21/2003 12:12:16 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 21 replies · 631+ views
    CNS ^ | 08/21/03
    Statement of Attorney General Bill PryorBy Bill Information ServicesAugust 21, 2003 (Editor's Note: The following is a statement from Attorney General Bill Pryor regarding the order of the Alabama Supreme Court to require the judicial building manager to comply with the federal injunction.) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information, Contact : Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491Suzanne Webb (334) 242-7351August 21, 2003 "Today the eight associate justices of the Supreme Court of Alabama unanimously entered an order to remove the Chief Justice's monument from the public area of the State Judicial Building. Specifically, the Supreme Court today ordered the Judicial Building...
  • Open Letter to Attorney General Bill Pryor of Alabama

    08/21/2003 8:19:37 AM PDT · by outlawcam · 26 replies · 314+ views
    self ^ | 8/21/03 | outlawcam
    I hope you will forgive me in contacting you, though I am not a resident of Alabama. However, as your decision to enforce an invalid federal court ruling affects my state, the issue has utmost importance to Texas--every state, in fact--and me. In your response to the Alabama House Minority Leader, Jim Carns, you stated several times that you have rigorously defended the public display of the Ten Commandments, particularly as it related to Chief Justice Roy Moore. Given that you are likewise bound to obey the Constitution of the United States as you are the Alabama Constitution, this would...
  • Deadline Looms for Moving Alabama Ten Commandments Display

    08/20/2003 4:12:44 AM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 435+ views ^ | 8/20/03 | Robert B. Bluey - Defenders of the Ten Commandments display at the Alabama Supreme Court are preparing to make a peaceful stand Wednesday when the deadline for removing the 1.5-ton monument is set to expire. Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court has said he won't touch the Ten Commandments monument despite a court-imposed deadline to remove it by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Moore's defenders, who gathered by the thousands in Montgomery last weekend, plan to assemble again in protest of the federal judge's order. Rally organizers have said Christian activists will kneel in prayer to block anyone who tries...
  • If monument moved, civil disobedience possible

    08/18/2003 6:19:05 PM PDT · by Dubya · 5 replies · 187+ views
    BP NEWS ^ | Aug 18, 2003 | Michael Foust
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP)--Could disagreement with a court ruling lead to civil disobedience, fines and arrests in front a Ten Commandments monument? Yes, say leaders who attended a rally Aug. 16 in support of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson has ordered Moore to remove the 5,300-pound granite monument from the rotunda of the judicial building by Aug. 20, but Moore has refused. He faces possible fines and jail time if the monument remains. Moore had it placed in the building two years ago. "There are many who are not going to just sit back...