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  • Ratings Shrink President’s List for Judgeships

    11/23/2011 1:04:04 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    NYT ^ | 11-23-11 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON — The American Bar Association has secretly declared a significant number of President Obama’s potential judicial nominees “not qualified,” slowing White House efforts to fill vacant judgeships — and nearly all of the prospects given poor ratings were women or members of a minority group, according to interviews. The White House has chosen not to nominate any person the bar association deemed unqualified, so their identities and negative ratings have not been made public. But the association’s judicial vetting committee has opposed 14 of the roughly 185 potential nominees the administration asked it to evaluate, according to a person...
  • Sharia-Sanctioned Marital Rape in Britain—And North America

    10/28/2010 1:50:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Andrew Bostom ^ | October 14, 2010 | Andrew Bostom
    As reported in the UK Independent (10/14/10), president of the Islamic Sharia Council in Britain, Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, has reiterated alarming comments made during a March, 2010 interview, sanctioning marital rape. Sheikh Sayeed was in fact responding to an inchoate effort at modernizing the contracts which govern Muslim marriages in Britain. The good Sheikh, representing Britain’s main Islamic Sharia court, the Islamic Sharia Council, promptly published a rebuttal of the contract, which included a statement on sexual abuse (page 6 here). He opined in the March interview:Clearly there cannot be any “rape” within the marriage. Maybe “aggression”, maybe “indecent...
  • RSC Retreat: Romney Would Name Roberts, Alito-Style Jurists

    02/03/2007 9:04:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 568+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2/2/07 | John Gizzi
    Baltimore, Md. -- Mitt Romney said today he would name judges in the mold of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito "if I am lucky enough" to become President and be able to appoint federal jurists. At a press briefing following his luncheon address to the Republican Study Committee retreat here, the former Massachusetts governor and '08 Republican presidential hopeful said that the two Supreme Court appointments made by George W. Bush were "exactly spot on" and he would name judges like Roberts and Alito. His criterion for naming federal judges, Romney added, would be...
  • Wealthy turning to retired jurists as alternative to court

    05/07/2006 9:43:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 589+ views
    Hollywood stars and business moguls alike are paying retired jurists to quietly handle their civil disputes outside the glare of public courthouses, a practice some warn is creating a secret justice system for the rich and famous. Under California law, the parties to a lawsuit can agree to hire a private judge who, unlike those paid to act as mediators or arbitrators, issue rulings that can be appealed. Such cases are still subject to the same public access requirements of trials held in court, but often many of them prove difficult to track. Proceedings are held in private offices and...
  • Reversing the Bork Defeat - (Bill Kristol has this one nailed cold!)

    07/02/2005 8:04:07 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 59 replies · 2,162+ views
    ON OCTOBER 23, 1987--a day that lives in conservative infamy--Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court was rejected by a Democratic Senate. Now, 18 years later, George W. Bush has the chance to reverse this defeat, and to begin to fulfill what has always been one of the core themes of modern American conservatism: the relinking of constitutional law and constitutional jurisprudence to the Constitution. The restoration of constitutional government has been the one area in which modern conservatism has had the least success. From Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush, conservative economic policies have been (more or less) pursued,...
  • Judge Assails Schiavo Law

    03/31/2005 9:55:21 AM PST · by Bigfitz · 55 replies · 2,379+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 4/01/05 | ELAINE SILVESTRINI
    ``In resolving the Schiavo controversy it is my judgment that, despite sincere and altruistic motivation, the legislative and executive branches of our government have acted in a manner demonstrably at odds with our Founding Fathers' blueprint for the governance of a free people - our Constitution,'' wrote Stanley F. Birch Jr., a judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. His opinion accompanied a ruling by the full court refusing to hear an appeal by Schiavo's parents, who want her feeding tube reinserted.
  • My Goodness...We've Become So Civilized - (who really has all the rights in America?)

    03/13/2005 6:38:50 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 42 replies · 1,322+ views
    What a wonderfully civilized society we have become--or have we? Maybe we have simply become weak, confused, ignorant, and self-loathing--at the expense of right and wrong! A while ago, a brutal savage from Georgia named Nichols raped and sodomized a young lady who once had trust in him. An overly civilized jury was unable to decide his guilt or innocence, after a smooth talking high-minded defense attorney, undoubtedly provided by the public defenders office at tax payer expense, managed to convince half of the jurors that he might have been innocent, the trial ending in a hung jury. So Nichols...