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  • Politics vs. Judging (Why requiring proof of Miers' conservatism is just plain wrong!)

    10/13/2005 11:26:56 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 31 replies · 580+ views
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | October 13, 2005 | Bradley R. Gitz
    President Bush has divided conservatives with his choice of a “stealth” nominee for the Supreme Court who has no experience grappling with constitutional issues. But the conservative claim that we have insufficient guarantees that Harriet Miers is sufficiently conservative also reflects a conservative version of the kind of misunderstanding of the judiciary that liberals so frequently make. A plausible argument could be made that the greatest challenge in contemporary American politics is the restoration of judicial integrity. The only means for doing so is to appoint judges to the federal courts who are committed to applying the law as intended...
  • Brilliant/Blunder/Betrayal

    10/10/2005 1:02:41 PM PDT · by Checkers · 60 replies · 1,281+ views
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | October 10, 2005 11:40 AM EST | Hugh Hewitt
    The e-mails are deeply divided and vehement on both sides. Anti-anti-Miers people want me to christen the Coaltion of Robert the Bruce and start naming names, call for the cancellation of various subscriptions, and gather Octavious Lepidus and Anthony for a list-making. The anti-Miers people want the same thing, just with different names attached. The nomination of Miers is one of three things: a brilliant move by the president; a blunder like Reagan's nominations of Justice O'Connor and Kennedy or the first Bush's of Souter; or a betrayal of the sort that occasions taking leave of the whole project. Other...
  • Harriet Miers and the "Pigpen" Press

    10/06/2005 8:33:48 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 155 replies · 2,486+ views
    My favorite supporting character in the legendary strip, “Peanuts,” is Pigpen. His unique trait is raising a cloud of dirt everywhere, even on a clean, dry sidewalk. Pigpen came to mind when I saw the White House Press Corps’ question President Bush Wednesday on his nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. First, the status of the nomination. Monday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid held a nearly unprecedented press conference with Harriet Miers, just hours after her nomination. Reid said that she was an “exceptional” candidate, and “the sort of person who should be nominated.” In short, the...
  • Krauthammer: Retreat (on Miers' nomination to SCOTUS)

    10/06/2005 8:54:53 AM PDT · by cgk · 474 replies · 6,433+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-7-05 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>WASHINGTON -- When in 1962 Edward Moore Kennedy ran for his brother's seat in the Senate, his opponent famously said that if Kennedy's name had been Edward Moore, his candidacy would have been a joke. If Harriet Miers were not a crony of the president of the United States, her nomination to the Supreme Court would be a joke, as it would have occurred to no one else to nominate her.</p>
  • Etymology Lesson of the Day: Crony

    10/05/2005 4:44:30 PM PDT · by RightSideRedux · 7 replies · 237+ views
    Right Side Redux ^ | 10/5/05 | Justin @ RSR
    The word Crony means "friend" and comes from the Greek word: "chronios", meaning "long-lasting." That could describe several things in this Maelstrom: read more
  • Perry names judge in Houston (re-appoints judge who got the boot by voters in the GOP primary)

    02/27/2005 11:49:46 PM PST · by GOPcapitalist · 8 replies · 1,049+ views
    KGBT4-TV ^ | 2/28/05 | KGBT4-TV
    AUSTIN Governor Rick Perry has named Reece Rondon of Bellaire to be judge of the 234th district court in Harris County. Rondon will serve until the next general election, when he can opt to run for a full term. Rondon is an attorney with Andrews Kurth L-L-P, and is a former judge of the 334th district court.
  • Hillary Thanks Kofi for Employing Bill

    02/13/2005 12:49:07 PM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 777+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/13/05 | AP
    MUNICH, Germany (AP) - U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton offered support Sunday for reforms to strengthen the United Nations, but also had a world of personal appreciation for U.N. chief Kofi Annan. "I also thank him for giving my husband a new job," she said, smiling. Annan recently appointed former U.S. President Bill Clinton as a special U.N. envoy to countries hit by December's Indian Ocean tsunami. Rodham Clinton was among a group of U.S. senators attending an annual security conference in Munich, where Annan was the keynote speaker Sunday. She backed his call for an overhaul of the world...