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  • Conrad Black's Appeal

    05/19/2009 12:29:11 AM PDT · by BCrago66 · 18 replies · 690+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 08/01/08 | Editorial Board of The New York Sun
    The appeal Conrad Black is making from his jail cell at a federal prison in Florida is nearing a crucial stage. His appeal was rejected in June by a panel of the 7th United States Circuit Court of Appeals, but the panel's decision conflicts with others in the circuit, and Conrad Black is asking the circuit to hear it en banc. The question centers on how broad is the reach of the law of what is called honest services. If Conrad Black's conviction is allowed to stand, a precedent will be have been set that could leave thousands of executives...
  • Miguel Estrada: Justice lost key cases because Obama is a 'crazy client'

    07/08/2013 9:36:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/8/13 | Paul Bedard
    The Justice Department had a losing average before the Supreme Court in the just-finished term because it was pushed to defend weak positions by a "crazy client," one-time U.S. Court of Appeals nominee Miguel Estrada said Monday. Summing up the term at a Federalist Society luncheon, Estrada, an assistant to the U.S. solicitor general from 1992-1997, slammed his former office for taking poor cases. "The office," he said, "did not do very well at the Supreme Court this year." Estrada, whose argued more than 20 cases before the Supreme Court, said the solicitor general´s office had a 12 win-15 loss
  • Feds: Martinez emails hijacked (NM Republican Governor)

    05/31/2013 10:47:56 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 31, 2013 | Mike Gallagher
    Gov. Susana Martinez has been crying foul ever since political opponents started trotting out emails sent to an old campaign account. The governor has long contended the emails — ranging from topics such as the controversial Downs at Albuquerque racino deal to an underwear purchase order — were illegally hijacked. Her political adversaries have said they were sure they had been legally obtained. Federal prosecutors weighed in Thursday, releasing an indictment accusing a former Martinez campaign manager with illegally intercepting the emails that ended up in the hands of a union-backed political activist, a lawyer who would become the state...
  • The Right’s Supreme Court Acquiescence

    05/16/2010 3:51:00 PM PDT · by JimPrevor · 11 replies · 520+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 16, 2010 | Jim Prevor
    Although one can understand Estrada’s personal desire to be magnanimous in defeat, his letter is ill-advised. From a purely tactical stand-point, the implications of what Estrada is saying are obvious: If the Democrats block nominees on ideological grounds -- as they did with Estrada -- and the Republicans rely on traditional credentials, eschewing ideology, we will wind up with a court of well-credentialed liberals.
  • Miguel Estrada: Confirm Kagan (Yikes!)

    05/14/2010 5:08:57 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 41 replies · 843+ views
    Politico ^ | 5-14-10 | Josh Gerstein
    A prominent Republican lawyer whose failed judicial nomination during the Bush Administration became a cause célèbre for conservatives, Miguel Estrada, is urging the Senate to confirm President Barack Obama's newest nominee for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan. In a letter Friday, Estrada touted Kagan’s qualifications, calling her views “firmly center-left” and “well within the mainstream of current legal thought.” “Elena possesses a formidable intellect, an exemplary temperament and a rare ability to disagree with others without being disagreeable,” Estrada wrote to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and ranking member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). “If such a person, who has...
  • Bye Bye Blanche (Lincoln, D-AR)

    12/13/2009 6:50:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies · 2,455+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/21/2009 | Kenneth Tomlinson
    Even before she became the swing vote that forced consideration of Obamacare onto the Senate floor, two-term Arkansas senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln had a dubious distinction: "For 2010, she may be the most endangered Democratic senator in the country," says Public Policy Polling head Dean Debnam. Political handicappers began to note her vulnerability last summer when, in the face of the tea-party movement, Lincoln refused to hold town hall meetings with her constituents. In a conference call with Arkansas reporters, she called tea-party confrontations with politicians "un-American," and ever since, even though she relented and held a few town halls...
  • Sarah Palin begins to build her network of advisors

    09/23/2009 12:24:22 AM PDT · by meadsjn · 53 replies · 2,115+ views
    Texas for Palin ^ | Tuesday, September 22, 2009 | Josh Painter
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Sarah Palin begins to build her network of advisors Politico's Ben Smith reports: Randy Scheunemann, has emerged as an advisor to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as she attempts to build a serious public profile and begins to build a network of aides and advisors typical of a national politician. Scheunemann confirmed this evening that he's with Palin in Hong Kong, where she is delivering a paid speech at a conference hosted by the brokerage house CLSA, which has in the past heard keynotes from Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Rich Lowry recounts how the McCain...
  • No on Sotomayor: A Sound Stand on Principle

    08/08/2009 3:40:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 621+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 07, 2009 | The Editors
    The 31 Republican senators who voted against Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation deserve credit for standing firmly against a nominee who has an unsound judicial philosophy and who failed to testify candidly about it. Given the large Democratic majority in the Senate, Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation was a virtual certainty from the moment that President Obama nominated her. The easy path for Senate Republicans — the path they took in 1993 and 1994 on President Clinton’s nominations of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer — would have been to cave to that political reality and to jump on the Sotomayor bandwagon. Indeed,...
  • Miguel A. Estrada: Honduras' non-coup

    07/10/2009 11:19:07 AM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 915+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 10, 2009 | Miguel A. Estrada
    Under the country's Constitution, the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya was legal. Honduras, the tiny Central American nation, had a change of leaders on June 28. The country's military arrested President Manuel Zelaya -- in his pajamas, he says -- and put him on a plane bound for Costa Rica. A new president, Roberto Micheletti, was appointed. Led by Cuba and Venezuela (Sudan and North Korea were not immediately available), the international community swiftly condemned this "coup." Something clearly has gone awry with the rule of law in Honduras -- but it is not necessarily what you think. Begin with...
  • When the Dems derailed a Latino Nominee

    06/03/2009 5:37:02 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 12 replies · 743+ views ^ | June 1, 2009 | Byron York
    Unless something entirely unforeseen happens, confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will be a lovefest for the Democrats who run the Senate Judiciary Committee. There will be much talk about Sotomayor's historic opportunity to become the first Hispanic on the Court, about her inspiring background, and about the sterling qualifications she would bring to the job. Sotomayor will have the majority party strongly on her side, and odds are things will end happily for her. For some Republicans, however, it will be hard to avoid thinking back a few years, to a confirmation hearing that didn't end happily...
  • Remember Miguel Estrada?

    06/01/2009 4:46:16 PM PDT · by TWP guy · 6 replies · 353+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | 6/1/09 | Blaine Fallis
    We are told by the likes of Schumer and Obama that to oppose the nomination of Sotomayor is to "spew nonsense." As if asking the right questions of a nominee is not responsible, patriotic and vital. Miguel Estrada was a talented Hispanic nominee for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals who was opposed vehemently in 2003 by these same Democrats, in part because he was Hispanic, and {shudder} might have someday become the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. But is not a flaming liberal! { At Estrada’s confirmation hearing, Schumer called him “a stealth candidate, flying under the radar, heading...
  • Democrat Empathy

    05/29/2009 10:09:19 PM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 710+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 29, 2009 | George Joyce
    Credit Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal for knocking the wind out of Barack Obama and his cohort of empathetic Democrats. In probably the most damaging essay to appear regarding the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the high court, Strassel reminds Americans that Obama and the Democrats opposed Bush judicial appointments for the same reasons they are now supporting Sotomayor. For example, Democrats like Chuck Schumer recently warned that Republicans opposing the Hispanic Sotomayor would do it “at their peril.” Chuck Schumer, however, vilified Miguel Estrada, President Bush’s 2002 nomination to the D.C. Circuit court, and called him "a...
  • When Democrats derailed a GOP Latino nominee

    05/29/2009 1:42:28 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 10 replies · 1,034+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 29, 2009 | Byron York
    Estrada's nomination for a federal judgeship set off alarm bells among Democrats. There is a group of left-leaning organizations -- People for the American Way, NARAL, the Alliance for Justice, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the NAACP, and others -- that work closely with Senate Democrats to promote Democratic judicial nominations and kill Republican ones. They were particularly concerned about Estrada. In November, 2001, representatives of those groups met with Democratic Senate staff. One of those staffers then wrote a memo to Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin, informing Durbin that the groups wanted to stall Bush nominees, particularly three they...
  • Estrada Filibuster Vote Fails for Fourth Time (Where were the Hispanic leaders THEN?)

    05/27/2009 7:31:08 PM PDT · by Sun · 5 replies · 398+ views
    AP (via FoxNews) ^ | Thursday, April 03, 2003 | staff
    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Wednesday failed for a fourth time to break a Democratic filibuster thwarting a vote on President Bush's nomination of Miguel Estrada for a federal appeals court. Republicans need 60 votes to end the filibuster and then a majority to approve Estrada for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Their latest effort again fell short, this time by a 55-44 vote. snip Republicans have accused Democrats of treating Estrada unfairly because he is a conservative Hispanic.
  • Ann Coulter: I FEEL YOUR PAIN. NOT THEIRS. YOURS. (Racist policies of The democrats!)

    05/27/2009 3:16:43 PM PDT · by Syncro · 37 replies · 3,090+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | May 27, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    I FEEL YOUR PAIN. NOT THEIRS. YOURS.May 27, 2009 God save us from liberal "empathy." After President Barack Obama announced his empathetic Supreme Court nominee this week, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, we found out that some people are more deserving of empathy than others. For example, Judge Sotomayor apparently "empathized" more with New Haven, Conn., government officials than with white and Hispanic firefighters who were denied promotions by the city on the basis of their race. Let's hope she's as empathetic to New Haven residents who die in fires fought by inferior firefighters as a result of her decision. In the...
  • Sotomayor's Radical Legal Group Helped Kill the Estrada Nomination

    05/26/2009 2:40:32 PM PDT · by vadum · 89 replies · 6,842+ views
    American Spectator ^ | May 26, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    <p>President Obama's radical new nominee to replace Associate Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, used to serve on the board of LatinoJustice PRLDEF (White House backgrounder), one of the racial grievance groups that helped to sink the judicial nomination of Honduran-born Miguel Estrada in 2003.</p>
  • Schumer (D-NY) on C-SPAN2 NOW! (The Filibuster Against Estrada Has Begun)

    02/05/2003 2:16:31 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 154 replies · 1,313+ views
    Charles Schumer is rambling idiocy now about how ideology MUST be used in determining judges. Schumer laughably calls himself a moderate.
  • Philippines - Connecting the dots (White House spy Aragoncillo + Clinton donor Jimenez)

    08/01/2007 3:04:52 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 554+ views ^ | August 1, 2007 | Rodel Rodis
    The online free encyclopedia, Wikipedia, informs that noted Philippine publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer was murdered on November 24, 2000 by members of the police force. According to Wikipedia, “Bubby Dacer and his driver, Emmanuel Corbito, were abducted in Makati, the business district of Manila. They were later killed, and their vehicle dumped. In 2001, a number of arrests were made. One of the accused, police colonel Glenn Dumlao, named Cesar Mancao and Michael Ray Aquino as the organisers of the murders. Mancao and Aquino both fled the country. Dumlao later disappeared.” “The ultimate reasons for Dacer’s murder remain a...
  • $21 million awarded for 'wrongful birth'

    07/24/2007 5:22:38 AM PDT · by indcons · 129 replies · 2,517+ views
    Associated Press ^ | MITCH STACY
    In what is being called a "wrongful birth" case, a jury awarded more than $21 million to a couple who claimed a doctor misdiagnosed a severe birth defect in their son, leading them to have a second child with similar problems. But because the doctor works for the University of South Florida, the family will have to persuade the Legislature to award most of the money. State law limits negligence claims against government agencies at $200,000. Daniel and Amara Estrada, whose two young sons aren't able to communicate and need constant care, sought at least enough money to care for...
  • Ex-Cheney aide gets 10 years in prison in spy case

    07/18/2007 11:04:07 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 26 replies · 1,314+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | July 18, 2007 | Edith Honan
    Excerpt - NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - A former White House official who took top secret documents from U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's office and gave them to opposition figures in the Philippines was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in prison. Philippine-born Leandro Aragoncillo, a U.S. citizen and former Marine, pleaded guilty last year to taking the documents that included details on threats against U.S. government interests and military personnel in the Philippines. Aragoncillo worked on the security detail assigned to the vice president from 1999 to 2002, where he held a top security clearance. He later took a...
  • Season One Of TV Show "CHiPs" Is Released On DVD

    06/04/2007 6:56:21 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies · 508+ views
  • Aragoncillo admits spying for Arroyo foes

    05/06/2006 12:10:34 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 211+ views
    Aragoncillo admits spying for Arroyo foes Estrada, Lacson named co-plotters vs President NEWARK, New Jersey—A Filipino-American intelligence analyst admitted Thursday that for five years he passed top secret information gleaned from White House and Federal Bureau of Investigation computers to conspirators he said were trying to overthrow President Macapagal-Arroyo. Leandro Aragoncillo, 47, a naturalized US citizen who was born in the Philippines, pleaded guilty to a four-count indictment. The conspirators used code words to refer to various people, including calling Ms Arroyo "The Penguin," Aragoncillo admitted. Aragoncillo, shackled at the feet and wearing green jail garb, himself did not...
  • Estrada: US officials bugged phone talks with ex-FBI analyst (Philippines spy ring in White House)

    03/22/2006 6:24:32 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 257+ views
    Associated Press | March 21, 2006
    Ousted President Joseph Estrada said Tuesday he was notified by an American court that US authorities bugged his telephone conversations with a former FBI analyst who was charged with illegally revealing US government secrets. Estrada has previously acknowledged receiving American government assessments of Philippine political events from Leandro Aragoncillo, who has been accused of illegally downloading confidential US information and passing them to other people while working as an FBI intelligence analyst. Estrada told The Associated Press that he received a notice from a New Jersey court, which informed him that some of his telephone conversations with Aragoncillo were...
  • Flashback '03: A Wake-Up Call - We failed Miguel Estrada

    01/22/2006 4:39:22 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 4 replies · 515+ views ^ | September 5, 2003 | Virginia Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas
    Not only is this a sad day for Miguel and Laurie Estrada, but we have all let something unfortunate occur in Washington. We allowed the U.S. Senate to erect a "glass ceiling" in our courts--you can do all the right things in America, but if you do not agree with Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, you need not apply as a federal judge. This is the message that Democrats hope minorities, in particular, get from their victory as they succeeded in repelling a talented man, who happens to be Hispanic, from public service. For the hard left, Miguel Estrada was...
  • Philippines - NBI: US worried FBI files may have gone to Reds [Aragoncillo spy case]

    10/11/2005 10:36:58 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 584+ views (Philippines) ^ | October 12, 2005 | Margaux Ortiz
    THE UNITED STATES is concerned classified documents allegedly stolen by Leandro Aragoncillo and Michael Ray Aquino may have ended up in the hands of communists, according to an official of the National Bureau of Investigation. Ricardo Diaz, chief of the NBI’s Interpol division, said at a recent meeting that US officials noted that known leftists were at the forefront of so-called destabilization efforts and mass actions in the country. “They said there was a possibility that the classified government information from the White House and FBI [the Federal Bureau of Investigation] are now in the hands of the local...
  • Philippines - Solons want brains of spy case named [Aragoncillo]

    10/09/2005 12:46:18 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 353+ views (Philippines) ^ | Philip C. Tubeza, Gil C. Cabacungan Jr. , Armand N. Nocum
    Break silence, US urged Solons want brains of spy case named THREE senior administration lawmakers urged the United States government yesterday to break its silence on the espionage case of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and immediately identify the brains so they could be charged before Philippine courts. Representatives Antonio Cuenco (Cebu City), Marcelino Libanan (Eastern Samar) and Monico Puentevella (Bacolod) made the call as Malacanang reiterated its fear that the spying scandal could impair the Philippines' relations with the United States. The case involves the alleged theft of secret FBI files dealing with the Philippines, some of which...
  • FBI Examines Computers in Cheney's Office

    10/06/2005 7:08:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 554+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/6/05 | Mark Sherman - ap
    WASHINGTON - FBI agents examined computers in Vice President Dick Cheney's office and talked to former and current White House aides Thursday as they investigated an FBI intelligence analyst accused of passing classified information to Filipino officials. Meantime, former Philippine President Joseph Estrada acknowledged receiving an internal U.S. government report on the Philippines from the analyst, Leandro Aragoncillo, but played down the importance of the information, comparing it to material aired in his country's media. The FBI is looking at whether Aragoncillo, a former Marine, took classified information about the Philippines from the White House when he worked for Vice...
  • Supreme Court Nominee May Be Estrada

    09/27/2005 2:48:34 PM PDT · by Wrangler22 · 12 replies · 309+ views
    Conservative Thoughts ^ | September 27, 2005 | John Kuethe
    With the Importance of the Supreme Court Nominations, in the light of judicial activism, the nation is anxiously awaiting the next nomination from President Bush. ConfirmThem is reporting that Miguel Estrada will be the next Bush Nominee for the Supreme Court. If this is the case the Democrats face an uphill battle to stop his confirmation. This would be a very strong nominee from the President, and would put the Democrats in the position to trying to discredit, on national television, an immigrant success story who has a background very similar to John Roberts'. They would have to risk alienating...
  • Winning Through Intimidation

    09/22/2005 8:55:14 PM PDT · by Embraer2004 · 10 replies · 684+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 9/21/05 | MANUEL MIRANDA
    The reactionary liberal effort in recent years to slow the march of progress by filibustering George W. Bush's judicial nominees was a political disaster for Senate Democrats in many ways, but it was successful in a few. Although most were ultimately confirmed, liberals stopped the president from placing young Grade A jurists on the federal appellate courts who, had they been confirmed a few years earlier, would now be perfectly suitable for Supreme Court elevation. This is exactly what liberals intended. Proof of that came in staff memos from Dick Durbin of Illinois, quoted by the Wall Street Journal in...
  • WSJ: The Roberts Docu-Drama - The White House hurts its own executive privilege case.

    07/28/2005 5:25:18 AM PDT · by OESY · 8 replies · 584+ views ^ | July 28, 2005 | Editorial
    ...[T]he eight Democrats on the Judiciary Committee sent a thank you letter to President Bush that began with the words, "We are disappointed," and went on to label as "ill-advised" the Administration's decision not to release Judge Robert's papers from his years as Deputy Solicitor General under the first President Bush.... Ted Kennedy issued a separate statement demanding the release of the Solicitor General papers and asserting: "There is no privilege, there is no rule, and there is no logic that would bar us from getting these documents." The Senator from Massachusetts is wrong about privilege, but he has a...
  • "Your Papers, Please"

    07/24/2005 6:07:07 PM PDT · by Niks · 3 replies · 469+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 1, 2005 issue | Duncan Currie
    CALL IT THE ESTRADA/Bolton strategy. One way Senate Democrats may seek to derail, or at least muddy, the confirmation of John Roberts to the Supreme Court is by asking for confidential case memos the nominee wrote while serving as deputy solicitor general under President George H.W. Bush. The current Bush administration will balk at any such request, citing attorney-client and executive privilege. Top Democrats will claim they can't properly judge Roberts without access to those records. And if the Bushies still won't release them? Democrats will put on long faces and claim they have no choice but to drag their...
  • Not "Borking", but "Estradification" - (legal minds say unreasonable to demand internal memos)

    07/22/2005 12:39:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 629+ views
    VOLOKH.COM ^ | JULY 22, 2005 | Todd Zywicki
    "Estradification": In the spirit of confirmation battles spawning a new lexicon (e.g., "Borking") the Washington Times reports today [] on what some Republicans are calling "Estradification"--requiring the Justice Department to turn over internal legal memoranda written by Roberts while he worked in the SG's office. The refusal by the White House to surrender these sorts of documents was the basis for the Estrada filibuster (hence the name) as well as the current Bolton stalemate. Regardless of the merits of the request, it seems highly unlikely that the White House will surrender these documents. The tone of the article suggests that...
  • Erik Estrada to Deliver Urgent Address to Healthcare Professionals and Policy Makers on Behalf

    07/20/2005 8:59:18 AM PDT · by Dane · 24 replies · 1,130+ views
    Minority Health Care Communications, Inc ^ | 7/18/05 | Some UB staffer
    Cultural Stigma and AIDS: Avoiding Discussion on Sexuality and Drug Use Causes AIDS Epidemic to Rage On Monday July 18, 9:00 am ET Erik Estrada to Deliver Urgent Address to Healthcare Professionals and Policy Makers on Behalf of the Latino Community CHICAGO, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare professionals, policy makers and other thought leaders will convene at the Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza on July 25th and 26th for the 2005 National Conference on Latinos and AIDS. Organized by Minority Health Care Communications, Inc. (MHCC), the 2005 National Conference on Latinos and AIDS highlights for healthcare professionals the alarmingly disproportionate AIDS...
  • Unofficial Thread on FR's Latest Poll: Who should replace Rehnquist if he retires?

    07/06/2005 8:00:47 AM PDT · by inquest · 17 replies · 541+ views
    vanity | 7-6-05 | self
    So, a new poll is up already. Since I was among those who voted for Brown in the last one, I'll have to make a new choice. Unfortunately, I know very little about the other candidates on the list. When I have time, I'll Google around for any scraps of information, but in the meantime all honest and constructive comments are welcome. My Number One criterion in the new pick is that he should have to give due respect to the 4th amendment and other limitations on the arbitrary power of government. This is especially important in today's WOT environment....
  • Sinister Strategies-The Left's plan to block judicial nominees

    07/05/2005 9:05:26 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 41 replies · 1,350+ views
    National Review ^ | 07/05/05 | Mark R. Levin
    July 05, 2005, Sinister Strategies The Left's plan to block judicial nominees. All weekend we heard from the likes of Ralph Neas (People for the American Way), Nan Aron (Alliance for Justice), and other leaders of a left-wing coalition insisting that President Bush nominate a "mainstream conservative" to the Supreme Court, or that he unite the nation with a "pragmatist" or "moderate" in the character of Sandra Day O'Connor. This is real chutzpah. These are the same people and groups that have conspired to undermine President Bush's judicial appointments for over four years, and now seek to derail any nominee...
  • WSJ: After O'Connor-President Bush owes his supporters a nominee in the Scalia-Thomas mold.

    07/05/2005 5:45:15 AM PDT · by OESY · 37 replies · 1,142+ views ^ | July 5, 2005 | Editorial
    ...Justice O'Connor is being hailed as the Court's "swing" Justice, but her legacy is more complicated. She has been a conservative on property rights and federalism, most recently in her Kelo dissent, where she took vigorous issue with the Court's extension of government's eminent domain power to include the taking of private property for private economic development. Replacing her with a "moderate" could actually mean a more liberal court on those issues. Where she drifted left over the years--and where her written opinions often sowed confusion--was on social issues, notably church-state and racial matters. She focused more on the facts...
  • Miguel Estrada's wife died on Sunday

    11/29/2004 9:48:06 PM PST · by ConservativeGadfly · 93 replies · 9,803+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 30, 2004 | Obituaries
    Laury Gordon Estrada ESTRADA, LAURY GORDON Of Alexandria, VA, passed away unexpectedly on November 28, 2004. She was 46. She is survived by her loving mother, Ruby Gordon; and her devoted husband, Miguel Estrada. She also leaves behind her three loving dogs, Zeus, Ruby and Jackson and her chestnut mare, Lily, all of whom she loved deeply. Laury worked for many years as an Attorney in various positions in the Department of Justice, including the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering section, the Office of Legislative Affairs and the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. She was...

    02/26/2003 8:29:43 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 162 replies · 772+ views
    Email forwarding the Congressional Record of Clinton's Speech | 25 February 2003 | Senator Clinton
    Comments by SENATOR CLINTON, 25 February 2003, on Senate Floor Opposing the Confirmation of MIGUEL ESTRADA to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Mrs. CLINTON. I thank the Chair. Madam President, I have been, as I said, listening with great interest to the debate on this issue. It is a very significant and important debate. As I often do when I come to the Chamber, I imagine, instead of being a Senator with the great honor of representing the State of New York and speaking in this Chamber, that I am just another citizen, as I have been most of...
  • Miguel Estrada: Samples of his legal work (my title)

    11/04/2004 8:11:11 PM PST · by Huck · 4 replies · 280+ views ^ | 6/11/01 | Free Congress Foundation
    Miguel Estrada: U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Date: June 11, 2001 · From the Free Congress Foundation’s Judicial Selection Monitoring Project Background: On May 9, 2001, President Bush nominated Miguel Estrada to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. Miguel Estrada is a native of Honduras who immigrated to the United States at age 151. Two years later, Mr. Estrada took the SAT2 in English and was accepted to Columbia College, from which he graduated magna cum laude. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986 and once again graduated magna cum...
  • WSJ: The Bush Mandate

    11/04/2004 5:21:31 AM PST · by OESY · 42 replies · 3,659+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 4, 2004 | Editorial
    ...The huge voter turnout of some 120 million -- the largest as a share of the electorate since 1968 -- adds to the mandate because it means the country was fully engaged in this national debate. No one can say he didn't know what was at stake. The President's opposition went all-in, as they say in poker, with the most relentlessly partisan performance by elite cultural institutions that we've ever witnessed. Hollywood, CBS, and the New York Times threw everything they had at Mr. Bush, and the country rejected their values and agenda, not his. We trust that the President...
  • Democrat Memogate: the beginning of Political Scandal,Have you seen this??

    10/20/2004 7:32:32 AM PDT · by AirBorn · 92 replies · 4,551+ views
    From article: . " As political scandals go, the case of the U.S. Senate Democrat memos is differcult to assess throughly, for the moment. The evidence is currently under lock and key by the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms. . That evidence consists of some three to four THOUSAND MEMOS from or to DEMOCRAT MEMBERS of the SENATE JUDICIARY Committee, believed to DETAIL COLLUSION between Democrats and LEFTIST GROUPS to BLOCK confirmation of many of President Bush's judicial Nomonees." see in article: @ Miguel Estrada @ Racist remarks in memos concerning Mr. Estrada's " Latino " backround " , made by a "minority...
  • Filibuster Politics: Why the GOP needs a 'judiciary mandate.'

    10/13/2004 5:46:40 AM PDT · by OESY · 11 replies · 541+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 13, 2004 | C. BOYDEN GRAY
    With three weeks to Election Day, it is time for Republicans to close the deal with swing voters -- independents, Southern and Midwestern moderates, blue-collar households, Catholics, and Hispanics. The tactics of Senate Democrats and their liberal allies are now so nakedly partisan that the judiciary could well become the issue that wins tight Senate races and presidential battleground states for the GOP. (A secondary benefit of campaigning on this issue is that it establishes a clear "judiciary mandate" -- an advantage when addressing the Senate's rule for filibusters and a bonus when the time comes to nominate a Supreme...
  • It's the Forgery Terry!

    09/17/2004 10:48:26 AM PDT · by HawaiianGecko · 563+ views
    Townhall ^ | 16-Sep-2004 | Kay Daly
    To adequately follow along, I suggest several sheets of paper (for the flow charts) and a heavy dose of Tylenol (so your head won’t explode). Go back with me in time – just to last summer – those idyllic days when the stench of political tomfoolery had not yet overwhelmed our senses and triggered our gag reflexes. Then the so-called “intelligence memos” appeared on the radio talk show scene. A memorandum written by a Democrat Senate Intelligence Committee staffer detailed a strategy to painstakingly undermine the President’s policies in Iraq and the War on Terror. National security be damned, so...
  • Orrin G. Hatch Fires Back at His Conservative Critics

    06/11/2004 6:43:58 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 28 replies · 385+ views
    The Hill ^ | 06-11-04 | Bolton, Alexander
    Hatch fires back at his conservative critics By Alexander Bolton Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is firing back at conservative critics on and off the Hill who have lambasted him for not moving more judicial nominees out of his committee. The rift stems from Hatch’s handling of a Senate sergeant at arms investigation into the unauthorized access of close to 5,000 internal Democratic Judiciary Committee documents from committee computers. Hatch approved the investigation, which resulted in the resignation of Manuel Miranda, who organized the GOP strategy on judges when he served as an aide...
  • Khrushchev's children fulfilling his prophesy

    03/23/2004 2:41:27 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 149+ views ^ | Tuesday, March 23, 2004 | Mychal Massie
    Khrushchev's children fulfilling his prophesy Posted: March 23, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Liberal elites talk a good game when it comes to racism, inclusion and diversity – as long the minority is pro-abortion, pro-immorality, program dependent and blames white males and the rich for all ills. I do not consider myself a minority. I consider myself an American. There being some 250-plus million Americans – that hardly makes me a minority. Having said that, I am incensed that elite social racist liberals would – with the Machiavellian treachery of their icon Tom Lynch – attempt to destroy the careers and...
  • Pair accused of posing as agents to get car, money ('Eric Estrada', 'Julia Stiles' were agent names)

    03/04/2004 7:06:16 AM PST · by jtminton · 6 replies · 418+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 02/04/2004 | Deanna Boyd
    FORT WORTH - They wore black suits, flashed federal badges and identified themselves as an FBI agent and a federal attorney. But police say the man and woman who walked into a south side car lot and repair shop Tuesday, announcing that they were conducting a federal investigation, were phonies, right down to the names on their fake identification cards. "I checked with the FBI and there is no FBI agent Erik Estrada nor is there a federal attorney Julia Stiles," joked robbery Sgt. Kevin Morton. "It looked like they just pulled actors' names." Estrada is perhaps best known for...
  • Leader exclusive: Did Durbin leak classified info? (Long but interesting)

    02/09/2004 6:30:20 PM PST · by Lawgvr1955 · 27 replies · 237+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | February 9, 2004 | Jill Stanek
    Frist aide says feds may have Durbin in crosshairs Due to pressure following his release of condemning memos about Circuit Court nominee Miguel Estrada, written by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin's Judiciary Committee staff, Manuel Miranda resigned his post Friday on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's staff. WASHINGTON DC -- U.S. Senate staffer Manuel Miranda, who resigned Friday under pressure after U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) launched an investigation into the source of the leak of condemning memos written by his staffers, revealed today Durbin himself may be under investigation for leaking classfied information. Last autumn, memos written by Democrat...
  • Palace offers to help Erap obtain US visa

    12/26/2003 8:21:42 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 311+ views ^ | 12/26/2003 | Marichu Villanueva
    Malacañang will help deposed President Joseph Estrada secure a United States visa to allow him to undergo knee surgery in California, a ranking Palace official said yesterday. Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Secretary Michael Defensor told The STAR he personally called up Estrada to assure him of assistance in securing a US visa. "I told him, ‘Mr. President, if you have any visa problems with the US Embassy (in Manila), please let us know and we will give you a line to them’," Defensor said. Malacañang made the offer after the Sandiganbayan on Tuesday allowed the former leader...
  • Miguel Estrada exceptionally unqualified for bench(major barf alert)

    09/24/2003 3:34:36 PM PDT · by Maria S · 19 replies · 243+ views
    Amarillo Globe News ^ | September 24, 2003 | Martine Apodaca
    WASHINGTON - Since it has clearly abandoned all objectivity, perhaps the Globe-News should change its name to the "The Amarillo Rubber Stamp." I was disgusted by your despicable Sept. 16 piece of partisan filth decrying the "shameful" treatment of Bush nominee Miguel Estrada at the hands of the Senate Democrats, accusing them of filibustering the Estrada nomination because they are still angry about the Supreme Court handing the presidency to George Bush in 2000. Like the Rubber Stamp, the Republicans in the Senate have never met a Bush nominee they didn't like, no matter how far out of the mainstream...
  • P21: Black Network Files Complaint Against NAACP Attorney (More on Memo-gate)

    12/04/2003 5:44:02 AM PST · by mhking · 9 replies · 441+ views
    Project 21 ^ | 12.4.03 | David Almasi
    Black Network Files Complaint Against NAACP Attorney Unethical Influence in Shaping Constitutional Cases Charged For Release: December 4, 2003 Contact: David Almasi at 202/371-1400 x106 The African-American leadership network Project 21 is asking the Virginia State Bar to investigate NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc president and director-counsel Elaine R. Jones. "Obstructionism is the order of the day in the Senate," said Project 21 member Gregory Parker of New Braunfels, Texas. "Now we know that this judicial obstructionism is part of a carefully orchestrated plan by a few senators and left-wing special interest groups." The complaint, to be filed...