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  • Berry: Obama 'fears' Fox

    07/21/2010 10:40:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Berry: Obama 'fears' Fox By: Seung Min Kim July 21, 2010 12:07 PM EDT A former chairwoman for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights slammed the Obama administration on Wednesday for caving in to conservative news outlets in the Shirley Sherrod case. Mary Frances Berry, who was appointed by President Jimmy Carter and led the commission during the Clinton administration, accused the Obama administration of overreacting by firing Sherrod, who left the USDA after video of her comments at an NAACP dinner — remarks later shown to be distorted — surfaced. “We now know for sure that the Obama administration...
  • LETTER TO GOVERNOR BUSH FROM CHAIRPERSON MARY FRANCES BERRY

    05/10/2002 10:17:16 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 13 replies · 296+ views
    US Commission on Civil Rights ^ | March 8, 2001 | Mary Francis Berry
    March 8, 2001 Via Facsimile and U.S. Mail The Honorable John Ellis Bush Governor Office of the Governor The Florida Capitol Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 Dear Governor Bush: I am writing to express my deep disappointment with your statement of priorities that was presented during the opening of the Florida legislative session, in which you did not address the most serious problems that occurred in Florida during the 2000 elections. My disappointment is based on my preliminary assessment that these problems would not be resolved even if the legislature approved your request that new technology for recording votes be acquired and...
  • Bush Civil Rights Appointee Unanimously Wins Appeal

    05/10/2002 8:43:18 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 32 replies · 244+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Friday May 10 | Jeff Johnson
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled that President Bush's nominee to a disputed seat on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is the legitimate holder of that seat. At issue is whether Victoria Wilson, who was appointed by then-President Bill Clinton to complete the term of Judge A. Leon Higginbotham on Jan. 13, 2000, or Peter Kirsanow, who was appointed by President Bush to a new six-year term, was the legitimate holder of the position. As CNSNews.com previously reported, a Justice Department attorney told the three-judge panel that Congress did not intend to eliminate staggered terms...
  • For Pete's Sake (latest on seating Bush nominee for "Civil Rights" Commission)

    05/01/2002 9:58:54 AM PDT · by winin2000 · 8 replies · 175+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 05/01/2002 | John J. Miller
    There's a chance Peter Kirsanow will take his rightful seat at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights before its next meeting on May 17 — but only if three federal-appeals-court judges hearing arguments this morning in the case against civil-rights commissioner Victoria Wilson issue a speedy ruling. There's no reason they shouldn't. Wilson's term as a Clinton appointee to the commission ended last November. She didn't serve a full six-year term on the panel because she was chosen to complete the tenure of the late Leon Higginbotham. All of Wilson's official paperwork indicated that her term would expire; when it...
  • U.S. Civil Rights Commission Faces Congressional Hostility

    04/12/2002 11:24:28 AM PDT · by Lorenb420 · 7 replies · 137+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2002-04-12 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    <p>WASHINGTON — The U.S. Civil Rights Commission was the target of a congressional oversight inquiry Thursday into whether the panel's leadership systematically squashes dissent, mismanages its budget and is used as a tool to push the majority Democratic agenda.</p> <p>Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, said the recent negative press surrounding the panel’s refusal to seat President Bush’s nominee to the $9 million advisory panel, in addition to complaints from the minority Republican commissioners, made the hearing long overdue.</p>