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  • Federal judge accused of saying minorities predisposed to commit violent crime (Edith Jones)

    06/05/2013 4:24:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 5, 2013 | Liz Goodwin
    A federal appeals judge in Texas is accused of saying minorities are more apt than other groups to commit crime and that complaints of racial bias in death sentencing are a "red herring." Civil rights organizations filed a complaint against 5th Circuit Judge Edith Jones this week for remarks they say she made at a February speech to the Federalist Society at the University of Pennsylvania Law School about racial bias in death row sentencing.
  • Whom should Bush nominate now? --- Online Poll

    10/27/2005 9:15:03 AM PDT · by Seeking the truth · 130 replies · 3,045+ views ^ | October 27,2005 | Seeking the Truth
    Ok, Harriet Miers has withdrawn. Who will be next? Whom should Bush nominate? Make your choice!
  • Four-Step Program; How Bush can get his mojo back [pull Miers, nominate Edith Jones]

    10/21/2005 3:10:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 93 replies · 1,511+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 21, 2005 | BY DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>BY DANIEL HENNINGER Friday, October 21, 2005 12:01 a.m.</p> <p>The autumn of the Bush presidency has turned gray. Mr. Bush's approval rating is below 40 but factoring in the political wind chill it feels like 25.</p> <p>First Katrina, a lady with no known politics, blew the Bush second-term agenda off its moorings. Karl Rove, Mr. Bush's Tonto, is about a quarter mile ahead of a postindictment lynch mob. And this week, the president's personal nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court was denounced on these pages by Robert Bork --which is like a conservative president's Supreme Court nominee being dissed by, well, Robert Bork. As my former colleague Suzi Garment was wont to say amid similar Washington meltdowns, "This is not good!"</p>
  • The O'Connor Vacancy Short List

    09/21/2005 9:57:42 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 50 replies · 1,894+ views
    BLOGS FOR BUSH ^ | 9/21/2005 | Matt Margolis
    THE O'CONNOR VACANCY SHORT LIST See here : The New York Times reports that, "The White House is reshuffling its short list of potential Supreme Court nominees with a new emphasis on finding someone who will hold up under the pressure of what is expected to be fierce confirmation battle..." This revised criteria allegedly weakens the chances for Judge Janice Rogers Brown. Also on the list is Judge Priscilla Owen, who, "strategists say the White House is evaluating whether her reticence and mild manner would be a strength or a weakness under interrogation in the Senate." The Times lists...
  • Supreme Court Has Been Contributing to Social Decay, (Edith) Jones Argues

    09/21/2005 7:00:55 PM PDT · by NeoCaveman · 28 replies · 1,489+ views
    Virginia Law ^ | January 30, 2003 | M. Marshall
    Since the 1960s, the U.S. Supreme Court has been issuing decisions contrary to the generally held values of Americans, imposing a "modish, untested philosophical notions and extreme libertarianism that would have left the [Constitution's] Framers aghast," Edith Jones, a judge on the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, told a packed room Jan. 28 in a speech sponsored by The Federalist Society. This series of decisions has done "more to jeopardize than sustain" the future of American society, which she said stands "as the most successful and long-lived experiment in self-government and human freedom in history."...
  • Strong Anti-Roe Nominees Off Table??? (I hope it's not True)

    09/17/2005 9:43:37 AM PDT · by HapaxLegamenon · 91 replies · 1,600+ views
    The Supreme Court Nomination Blog ^ | 13 June 2005 | Tom Goldstein
    Roe's Influence on the Choice of the Nominee Candidates > Jones | 06:14 PM | Tom Goldstein | Comments Second, and directly relevant to the President's ongoing process of selecting a nominee to replace Justice O'Connor, the article attributes to "[s]ources close to the White House" the fact that Edith Jones "is no longer under serious consideration." The reason "in part" is "concerns that her strongly voiced views against abortion would alienate Collins, Snowe, and other Republican moderates."
  • Stand Up to Them, Mr. President: Nominate Another Scalia

    09/10/2005 9:27:57 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 28 replies · 751+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 00-09-05 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Stand Up to Them, Mr. President: Nominate Another Scalia by Patrick J. Buchanan Posted Sep 9, 2005 We are about to find out what George W. Bush is made of. For he is approaching the greatest crisis of his presidency. Nine days after 9-11, Bush gave the most powerful speech of his career and rallied a nation. Today, he sits atop a government whose agencies -- FEMA and Homeland Security -- are synonyms for bumbling in the worst disaster in American history. Democrats sense Bush may be assaulted with impunity. He can't or won't fight back. Thus, Hillary hits four...
  • WSJ: The Rehnquist-Roberts Court - A confirmation fight would be good for Bush.

    09/06/2005 5:51:19 AM PDT · by OESY · 8 replies · 1,064+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 6, 2005 | Editorial
    ...Elevating Judge Roberts to Chief was a logical decision, both politically and on the merits. The Senate and media have been investigating the nominee since July, and have found superlatives with nary a negative. The Judge is in a position to be rapidly confirmed.... More importantly, what we have learned about Judge Roberts suggests that he shares Chief Justice Rehnquist's judicial philosophy. If Mr. Bush now follows with the nomination of an equally distinguished conservative for the Court's second opening, the Roberts Court will be able to continue the legal restoration that the late Chief Rehnquist began.... That historic mission...
  • CST: Roberts fight now a battle over future - The Anatomy of a Smear: NARAL's ad a blatant lie

    08/11/2005 5:42:22 AM PDT · by OESY · 15 replies · 989+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 11, 2005 | ROBERT NOVAK
    This week's vicious attack on Judge John Roberts by the abortion lobby was not really a desperate effort to defeat him against overwhelming odds. Rather, it is part of an intricate game that not only determines the occupant of one seat on the Supreme Court but can set its ideological course for the next generation. The current hard count for Roberts is 60 senators. That would be more than enough to confirm him and barely enough to end a filibuster. But it is not enough to further the grand strategy for a conservative court. At least 70 votes for confirmation...
  • But What Kind of Conservative? {Buchanan on Roberts}

    07/25/2005 6:33:13 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 334+ views ^ | 07-25-05 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    But what kind of conservative? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 25, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Creators Syndicate, Inc. Will George Bush be seen historically as the George Patton – or the George McClellan of the culture wars? That question endures. For with his nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court, the president consciously chose to avoid battle with the Left. As he did not want a fight, Bush named a conservative without a single scar from the culture wars and no record of having served. He chose an establishment-conservative, not a warrior-conservative. Judge Roberts is a man of high...
  • Bait and Switch (more on the two Edith's)

    07/19/2005 11:59:16 AM PDT · by soundandvision · 78 replies · 2,972+ views
    Red State Dot Org ^ | 7-19-05 | Erick
    FROM NRO: Bait and Switch?!? [Jonathan Adler 07/19 02:38 PM] This would certainly set off Washington. I don't believe it, but it's an interesting thought. ------------------------------------------------ Something has happened in the past ten minutes. I've had three five (they keep IM'ing) people from the media and conservative think tanks IM to say we're on a wild goose chase -- the conservative think tank people say its an intentional one. According to them, we should not be looking at Edith Clement, but at her cohort on the Fifth Circuit, Edith H. Jones a/k/a the Female Scalia. My money is on Clement...
  • So Long Sandra, Hello Edith?

    07/19/2005 12:08:14 AM PDT · by freespirited · 9 replies · 822+ views
    NRO via CBS News ^ | 7/11/05 | Hadley Arkes
    Washington, D.C. is bracing for the firestorm sure to come over the nomination to the Supreme Court. With the departure of Justice O’Connor, the vacancy offers the chance to replace the "swing" vote that would make the most profound difference on issues such as abortion and racial preferences. There has been much talk about the lure to appoint a Hispanic or another woman, but for conservatives this is not the moment to take a chance. Their inclination is to go for the candidates with the surest records, marked off in their opinions, their writings, their speeches. And so conservatives, seeking...
  • A Judge With No Agenda

    07/11/2005 12:26:33 PM PDT · by pookie18 · 20 replies · 616+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7/11/05 | John Leo
    Edith Jones, A Fifth Circuit judge and possible Supreme Court choice, argues that the "reigning legal philosophy" is responsible for the bitter politics that surround judicial nominations. Jones charged that legal elites ("mandarins of the law") have long since come to view the courts as agents of social change. Federal judges, and later state judges, caught on to this heightened view of their power. Then, as judge-made law invaded politically sensitive areas, it provoked a political reaction. Jones thinks it will take decades to repair the damage and return to assessing Supreme Court nominees according to their brains and fairness...
  • JUDGE EDITH H. JONES Tells Harvard Law School: "American Legal System Is Corrupt Beyond Recognition"

    07/07/2005 12:18:17 PM PDT · by Liz · 93 replies · 5,311+ views® Copyright 2004 ©All Rights Reserved ^ | March 7, 2003 | Geraldine Hawkins
    Judge Edith H. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit talks to members of Harvard Law School's Fed-eralist Society. Jones said that the question of what is mor-ally right is routinely sacrificed to what is politically expedient. The American legal system has been corrupted almost beyond recognition, Judge Edith Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, told the Federalist Society of Harvard Law School on February 28. She said that the question of what is morally right is routinely sacrificed to what is politically expedient. The change has come because legal...
  • WSJ: The Next Sandra Day--Reid may be willing to give up Roe v. Wade to get a trial lawyer

    07/07/2005 5:33:43 AM PDT · by OESY · 6 replies · 826+ views ^ | July 7, 2005 | WALTER OLSON
    ...Justice O'Connor sounded the alarm against what she's termed "the increasing, and on many levels frightening, overlegalization of everyday life in our country today." The Supreme Court's first female justice is best known in tort circles for her long crusade to bring punitive damage awards under constitutional due-process scrutiny, a position for which she eventually assembled a majority that includes several of her liberal colleagues (though not conservatives Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas). Quoting a Ninth Circuit opinion, Justice O'Connor has expressed concern at the way demands for punitive damages can be "limited only by the ability of lawyers to...
  • President Bush's Potential Supreme Court Picks are Pro-Life on Abortion

    11/25/2004 10:01:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 139 replies · 7,043+ views ^ | November 24, 2004 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- With the potential to nominate as many as three or four Supreme Court justices, there is little doubt that one legacy President Bush will have is how he shaped the views of the nation's top judicial panel. When Bush begins nominating new justices to replace the aging members of the court, one of the key battles will revolve around abortion. A recentCBS-New York Times poll found that 64 percent of those polled said they thought Bush would appoint pro-life judges who favor making abortion illegal. They may be right. A survey of the most often discussed...
  • Mixed Results for Bush in Battles Over Judges -- putting a conservative stamp on the courts

    10/22/2004 11:27:38 AM PDT · by OESY · 9 replies · 840+ views
    New York Times ^ | Oct.ober 22, 2004 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    WASHINGTON - Soon after President Bush took office, two events set in motion what has become an extraordinary battle between the White House and Senate Democrats over the appointment of federal judges. First, the new president and his aides turned to the Federalist Society, a conservative lawyers' group, to help select candidates. Of Mr. Bush's first batch of nominees, 8 of 11 were proposed by the society. There could have been no clearer signal that Mr. Bush intended to follow the pattern set by his father and President Ronald Reagan of shifting the courts rightward and reaping the political benefit...
  • Bush Eyes Brown: The California jurist who may replace Justice O'Connor

    06/25/2003 9:04:07 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 9 replies · 235+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 06/26/03 | John Fund
    <p>Only a handful of people know if a Supreme Court vacancy will be announced later today. The guessing in Washington is that Chief Justice William Rehnquist is now less likely to retire, given the White House's strongly expressed view that it doesn't want a vacancy. But Justice Sandra Day O'Connor marches to her own drummer, and recent events have led several court observers to speculate she may step down this week.</p>