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  • Navy SEAL Author Rejects the Pentagon's Legal Threat

    08/31/2012 9:34:58 PM PDT · by Rabin · 36 replies
    .theatlanticwire ^ | August 31 | John Hudson
    Defense Department's top attorney , "all remedies legally available" against the publication of No Easy Day, (of the) firsthand account of the mission (which culminated in the demise of 0 bin Laden). "You are in material breach and violation of the nondisclosure agreements you signed," wrote Pentagon general counsel Jeh Charles Johnson. The letter; threats of a criminal prosecution seizure of as well as go after publisher Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group. In a written response, "Mr. Owen sought legal advice about his responsibilities before agreeing to publish his book and scrupulously reviewed the work to ensure that it...
  • An American soldier: Owen Thomas

    05/15/2014 10:37:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Kill or be killed. Imagine if you were suddenly thrown into a world where atrocities were a daily occurrence, where adrenaline constantly pumped through your veins in response to fear, where even children are a threat to your life. This is the story of an American soldier, one of tens of thousands who had to endure the horrors of war in Iraq or Afghanistan. In light of the despicable way many of the Veterans’ Administration agencies, especially the healthcare facilities, have been treating our veterans, it seems time we got a glimpse of what so many of our heroes went...
  • A Boy and His Dog (tissue alert)

    02/15/2014 3:54:13 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    "An English boy with limited mobility formed a special bond with a three-legged dog nobody else wanted." "...(the Anatolian) shepherd had been tied to a railroad track where he was hit, and his tail and one leg had to be amputated."
  • Jake Owen Loses Part of Finger After Accident [Attn: Country music fans]

    08/24/2013 11:17:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    The Boot ^ | 8/20/13 | Sterling Whitaker
    Jake Owen has lost part of his right ring finger after sustaining serious injuries in an accident last month. The accident took place over July 4 weekend, while Owen was racing go-karts against Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer — both of whom are professional NASCAR drivers. He was wearing protective gear, but sustained a very serious hand injury despite his gloves. He had to have surgery just days later. “I shattered my fingers — the bones inside,” Owen said. “The doctor said it was like taking a cinderblock and dropping it on your hand. Like it spider webbed the bones...
  • Another Publisher Out at Entertainment Weekly

    11/20/2010 3:40:47 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    Advertising Age ^ | 11/19/10 | by Nat Ives
    Just when Entertainment Weekly seemed to be rolling the boulder back up the hill, Time Inc. told EW staff this morning that its publisher of the last two years, Ray Chelstowski, is leaving. Mr. Chelstowski informed Paul Caine, president and group publisher of the Style & Entertainment Group at Time Inc., that he has decided to leave EW, Mr. Caine said in a staff memo. No successor was named. "I will be communicating a plan shortly, and my door is open should you have any thoughts or suggestions," said Mr. Caine, himself a former EW publisher.
  • N.Y.: GOP Poll Shows Doheny With Wide Lead Over Owens

    10/07/2010 3:31:15 PM PDT · by paudio · 4 replies
    CQ ^ | 10/7/10 | CQ-Roll Call Staff
    The NRCC provided a polling memo that showed Doheny ahead of Owens 51 percent to 37 percent. The poll, however, was conducted Sept 22- 23, before conservative Doug Hoffman suspended his campaign this week. Hoffman, who was running on the Conservative Party ballot line, threatened to draw significant support away from Doheny in what is a Republican leaning district. While Hoffman is no longer actively campaigning, his name will still appear on the Nov. 2 ballot.
  • Voter, 92, takes ambulance to the polls

    11/04/2008 3:31:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 1,202+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | November 4, 2008 | David Uhler
    Determined to participate in a history-making election, 92-year-old Betty Owen rode in an ambulance to her polling place Tuesday and cast her ballot in a parking lot. An election judge and a support worker climbed into the ambulance with an electronic voting machine at the Tobin Library at Oakwell so Owen, dressed in her Sunday finest and resting comfortably on a gurney, could make her selections. "And you have voted," precinct judge Sam Green said after Owen pushed a red button to finalize her choices. "You know, you look so pretty in that red dress." Owen grinned. Green leaned over...
  • free movie: BOTTLE ROCKET

    07/31/2006 10:46:23 PM PDT · by Number57 · 9 replies · 1,011+ views
    Great movie. Maybe the best you'll see on Google.
  • 2006 WORLD CUP -- Semifinals start -- Germany v. Italy

    07/03/2006 8:40:19 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 307 replies · 4,400+ views ^ | 7-3-06 |
    The Germans and Italians meet in Dortmund on Tuesday (2:55 p.m. ET, ESPN) to play for the right to go to the World Cup Final on Sunday. The loser will play in the third-place game Saturday against the losing team of the other semifinal to be held Wednesday.

    06/30/2006 11:08:19 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 794 replies · 15,717+ views ^ | 7-1-06 |
    The quarterfinal round concludes with a pair of enticing match-ups. The day's first match pits England against Portugal (10:30 a.m. ET, ABC) in Gelsenkirchen, while a rematch of the 1998 final between Brazil and France (3:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) will wrap the Round of 8.
  • The woman who could detonate the "nuclear option" [Priscilla Owen, I bet]

    09/29/2005 7:21:32 AM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 11 replies · 2,177+ views
    With the White House signaling its intention to force a showdown over a handful of stalled judicial nominees, the question is no longer if it will happen but when, and with which nominees as first up. There are indications that Priscilla Owen will emerge as the public face of what's likely to be a wildly contentious battle that poses serious political risks for both parties. The White House has certainly shown unusual dedication to Owen's nomination. Since being chosen in 2001 as one of Bush's original slate of federal nominees, Owen, a justice on the Texas Supreme Court, has been...
  • Caption Frist and SCOTUS Candidates

    09/27/2005 3:33:38 PM PDT · by Embraer2004 · 35 replies · 1,098+ views
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  • Focus for Supreme Court Pick Is Said to Be on Diversity

    09/21/2005 9:44:32 PM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 61 replies · 1,388+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 22, 2005 | By ELISABETH BUMILLER
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 - President Bush is focused on Hispanics, African-Americans and women to succeed Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and he may announce his choice for her seat on the Supreme Court as early as the court's opening days in October, Republican strategists said on Wednesday. Republicans noted that it was still early in the process and that the strategists were putting forth a diverse selection of potential nominees in part to portray the White House as interested in people from politically important constituencies. The timing of the announcement, strategists said, could allow a nominee to be confirmed as early...
  • Reid Warns of Filibuster Over Owen

    09/18/2005 12:56:52 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 49 replies · 1,908+ views
    Political Wire ^ | September 17, 2005
    Robert Novak reports Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) "has informed" Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) "that Federal Appeals Court Judge Priscilla Owen will be filibustered if President Bush names her to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court. "Republican senators are divided on whether former Texas Supreme Court Justice Owen is vulnerable because she underwent a filibuster for the appellate seat and was confirmed under the compromise agreement. Frist is known to believe Owen can be confirmed in the face of a filibuster. "Republican Senate strategists believe Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is the only possible Bush nominee...
  • Priscilla Owen: Next Supreme Court Justice?

    09/12/2005 11:49:23 AM PDT · by DallasMike · 16 replies · 576+ views
    Stingray blog ^ | 09/12/2005 | Michael McCullough
    In his Monday column, Replacing O'Connor could get ugly, Bob Novak reports that Judge Priscilla Owen is on President Bush's short list to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. He claims that Owen had a secret meeting with the President last week and that things went well. This comports with insider Washington speculation that Bush will name either a conservative woman or minority to fill the post. Here's some information about Owen: Many political and legal insiders consider Owen is viewed as the strongest choice. Owen is only 50 years old and would guarantee a conservative court for 20 years....

    09/05/2005 12:45:23 PM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 26 replies · 1,990+ views ^ | Alessandro Fiaschi
    Judge Priscilla Owen U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Confirmed May 25, 2005 Since 1995, Justice Priscilla Owen has served as a distinguished and respected Justice on the Supreme Court of Texas. The American Bar Association unanimously rated Justice Owen "Well Qualified," its highest possible rating.Justice Owen has significant bipartisan support, including three former Democrat judges on the Texas Supreme Court and a bipartisan group of 15 past Presidents of the State Bar of Texas.The seat to which Justice Owen has been nominated has been designated a "judicial emergency" by the Judicial Conference of the United States....
  • No Reason for Giddiness over These Judges (Rush is Right!)

    06/09/2005 7:29:00 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 47 replies · 1,966+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 06/09/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush 24/7 is a helluva good site. I don't want to deprive Rush of income, so I am going to redact (edit) some of his commentary and still get the idea across. For those of you wondering if you should do it, spend $6.95 for one month and see if you agree. I think this is worth hearing, because it fits my opinion pretty accurately. Rush says: "All right, folks, I want to start off here with the judge deal. I'm starting to see some giddiness out there from people on our side that these judges are being confirmed this...

    06/08/2005 5:11:42 AM PDT · by pissant · 35 replies · 1,052+ views
    NY post ^ | 6/8/05 | Richard Johnson
    <p>SORRY, Richard Gere, but Owen Wilson (above) doesn't share your adoration of the Dalai Lama. Wilson tells Playboy that he went to hear the Tibetan spiritual leader speak at UCLA once to "impress a girl" and "the crowd made me want to throw up. At the end of his corny lecture, with a bunch of goofball utopian ideals, he opened it up to questions. Somebody asked, 'What's the answer to world hunger?' And his answer was like, 'Sharing!' And everyone oohed and aahed like he'd just solved the problem. Somebody else asked, 'What's the solution to racism?' And he came back with, 'We all have the same color of blood,' and everybody was swooning. I just couldn't believe what the big deal was."</p>
  • Who voted for Priscilla Owen

    05/25/2005 2:35:48 PM PDT · by Patriot814 · 73 replies · 1,862+ views
    Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Yea Shelby (R-AL), Yea Alaska: Murkowski (R-AK), Yea Stevens (R-AK), Present, Giving Live Pair Arizona: Kyl (R-AZ), Yea McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Nay Pryor (D-AR), Nay California: Boxer (D-CA), Nay Feinstein (D-CA), Nay Colorado: Allard (R-CO), Yea Salazar (D-CO), Nay Connecticut: Dodd (D-CT), Nay Lieberman (D-CT), Nay Delaware: Biden (D-DE), Nay Carper (D-DE), Nay Florida: Martinez (R-FL), Yea Nelson (D-FL), Nay Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Yea Isakson (R-GA), Yea Hawaii: Akaka (D-HI), Nay Inouye (D-HI), Not Voting Idaho: Craig (R-ID), Yea Crapo (R-ID), Yea Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Nay Obama (D-IL), Nay Indiana: Bayh (D-IN), Nay Lugar...
  • Chafee votes against Owen's confirmation

    05/25/2005 12:19:40 PM PDT · by Defiant · 45 replies · 1,878+ views
    Providence Journal ^ | May 25, 2005 | John Mulligan
    Chafee votes against Owen's confirmation By JOHN E. MULLIGAN Providence Journal Washington bureau WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee was the only Republican to vote today against the confirmation of Priscilla Owen as a federal appellate judge, as a four-year partisan battle over judicial nominations ended. The Rhode Island Republican had been one of the 14 senators who signed a bipartisan deal to prevent the effort to ban judicial filibusters. He expressed hope yesterday that President Bush will henceforth make judicial nominations that can win enough bipartisan support to preclude filibuster threats. Owen's nomination was confirmed on a 56-43 vote,...
  • Priscilla Owen - Roll Call Vote

    05/25/2005 10:26:40 AM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 125 replies · 4,005+ views
    Unites States Senate ^ | May 25, 2005
    Alphabetical by Senator Name Akaka (D-HI), NayAlexander (R-TN), Yea Allard (R-CO), YeaAllen (R-VA), YeaBaucus (D-MT), NayBayh (D-IN), NayBennett (R-UT), Yea Biden (D-DE), NayBingaman (D-NM), NayBond (R-MO), YeaBoxer (D-CA), NayBrownback (R-KS), Yea Bunning (R-KY), YeaBurns (R-MT), YeaBurr (R-NC), YeaByrd (D-WV), YeaCantwell (D-WA), Nay Carper (D-DE), NayChafee (R-RI), NayChambliss (R-GA), YeaClinton (D-NY), NayCoburn (R-OK), Yea Cochran (R-MS), YeaColeman (R-MN), YeaCollins (R-ME), YeaConrad (D-ND), NayCornyn (R-TX), Yea Corzine (D-NJ), NayCraig (R-ID), YeaCrapo (R-ID), YeaDayton (D-MN), NayDeMint (R-SC), Yea DeWine (R-OH), YeaDodd (D-CT), Nay Dole (R-NC), YeaDomenici (R-NM), YeaDorgan (D-ND), Nay Durbin (D-IL), NayEnsign (R-NV), YeaEnzi (R-WY), YeaFeingold (D-WI), NayFeinstein (D-CA), Nay Frist (R-TN),...
  • Texans: Rally for Justice Owens(Noon Tuesday in Austin)

    05/20/2005 8:02:10 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 20 replies · 860+ views
    RNC Email ^ | May 20, 2005 | Rafael Bejar
    Please join the Hispanic Alliance for Progress Institute at a rally for Justice Priscilla Owen at the Texas Capitol building in Austin next Tuesday! Please turn out to support Justice Owen, who has been nominated for the U.S Court of Appeals by President Bush, but whose nomination is being stalled by U.S. Senate Democrats. Hispanic Alliance for Progress Institute Rally for Justice Priscilla Owen May 24, 2005 12:00 pm State Capitol Building, South Steps Austin, TX For more information call the Hispanic Alliance for Progress Institute at 512-804-1106 Sincerely, Rafael Bejar RNC Director of Hispanic Coalitions
  • Women Rally To Demand An Up Or Down Vote For Priscilla Owen And Janice Rogers Brown

    05/11/2005 1:47:20 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 22 replies · 916+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tracey Schmitt 202-863-8614 Call For An End To Democrat Obstruction Of Highly Qualified Women  Washington, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Deborah Pryce was joined by NRSC Chair Elizabeth Dole, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, female Republican members of the U.S. House and over 100 other Republican women this afternoon to rally for a vote on two highly qualified judicial nominees.Priscilla Owen and Janice Rogers Brown have had their nominations to the federal judiciary blocked by an unprecedented filibuster by Senate Democrats. Today’s rally called for an end to the Democrat obstruction and focused on the need...
  • GOP Files Cloture Motion to End Debate

    05/20/2005 3:22:31 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 115 replies · 2,922+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, May 20, 2005 | William Branigin
    The Senate's Republican majority today began a countdown to a vote that has been dubbed the "nuclear option," a decision on whether to end the ability of the chamber's minority to use filibusters to block the appointment of federal judges. After a third day of debate on one of President Bush's most controversial judicial nominees, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) filed a cloture motion to end the debate and put the nomination to a vote. The cloture vote, scheduled for Tuesday, would trigger a series of steps leading to the "nuclear option" -- unless a bipartisan group of moderate senators succeeds...
  • [Dem] Memos reveal strategy behind judge filibusters [memogate]

    05/20/2005 6:28:43 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 35 replies · 2,304+ views
    WASH TIMES ^ | 5-19-05 | Charles Hurt
    The "nuclear" showdown that is expected to begin unfolding in the Senate today has its origins in closed-door discussions more than three years ago between key Senate Democrats and outside interest groups as they huddled to plot strategies for blocking President Bush's judicial nominees. In a Nov. 7, 2001, internal memo to Sen. Richard J. Durbin, who is now the minority whip, an aide described a meeting that the Illinois Democrat had missed between groups opposed to Mr. Bush's nominees and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat and member of the Judiciary Committee. "Based on input from the groups, I...
  • Democrats Nuke Party Beliefs To Stop Women - (glaring policy contradictions in obstruct tactics)

    05/19/2005 9:22:53 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 830+ views
    Opinion ^ | May 20, 2005 | Daniel Henninger
    Surveying the Senate's nuclear-missile silos, Court TV's Fred Graham said that of course the Republican majority had the power to change the filibuster rule, and the Democrats would have to lump it: "What are they going to do," he asked, "appeal to the Supreme Court?" They didn't much enjoy their last visit to the high court after the 2000 election. But the nightmare lingers on. The death-struggle in the Senate over the Bush judges is best understood as a re-fighting of the post-2000 Florida election challenge. Democratic logic, premised on the famous 5-4 Bush v. Gore decision, runs like this:...
  • Justice Dept. Enters Court Nominee Fight

    05/14/2005 1:46:53 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 72 replies · 3,888+ views
    AP ^ | 5-14-05 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 31 minutes ago WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is edging into the Senate controversy over judicial nominees, writing key lawmakers after Democratic Leader Harry Reid publicly referred to an FBI file on one of President Bush's controversial appointees. "The letter expressed concern about recent remarks on the floor of the Senate which alluded to an FBI background investigation file provided by the Department of Justice to the Senate Judiciary Committee on a confidential basis in connection with a judicial nomination," a department official said Friday night. The official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity,...
  • Frist commits to invoking nuclear option, probably next week

    05/13/2005 12:05:44 PM PDT · by seamus · 309 replies · 7,570+ views
    Frist's office | May 13, 2005 | Office of Bill Frist, Majority Leader of the Senate
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER              Upon completion of action on the pending highway bill, the Senate will begin debate on fair up or down votes on judicial nominations.  As is the regular order, the Leader will move to act on judge nominations sent to the full Senate by the Judiciary Committee in the past several weeks.  Priscilla Owen, to serve as a judge for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Janice Rogers Brown, to serve as a judge for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, will be the...
  • Frist Plans to Use 'Option' on Nomination of Owen

    05/09/2005 11:41:43 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 56 replies · 1,416+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2005 | Charles Hurt
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist plans for Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen to be the judicial nomination on which he uses the "nuclear option" against Democratic filibusters later this month, according to Republicans familiar with his plans. Justice Owen, first nominated to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals four years ago yesterday, has often been seen as the most likely nominee to be pushed though. And when Mr. Frist, Tennessee Republican, made his final offer to Democrats last month to avoid a showdown, he mentioned only one nominee: Justice Owen. The Republican sources, both on and off Capitol...
  • For Republicans, 2 Women Are Exhibits A and B in Battle on Judicial Appointments

    04/21/2005 5:45:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 715+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 21, 2005 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    WASHINGTON, April 20 - As the Senate moves ever closer to a partisan showdown over confirming President Bush's judicial choices, the Judiciary Committee is expected to vote along party lines on Thursday to approve at least two nominees certain to attract a Democratic filibuster in the full Senate. That is fine with those Republicans and their conservative allies who are pressing for a change in Senate rules to prevent filibusters on judicial nominees, an action that could plunge the chamber into an angry deadlock. The reason the champions of a rule change are pleased is that they believe the two...
  • Soccer: England v USA 5/28 in Chicago !!!!!!

    03/12/2005 5:57:48 PM PST · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 26 replies · 1,642+ views
    The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team will face England for the first time since 1994 in a Memorial Weekend match-up at Chicago’s Soldier Field on May 28 at 2 p.m. CT, in a match being broadcast live on ESPN2. The meeting between the two quarterfinalists at the 2002 FIFA World Cup comes amidst the qualifying schedules for both nations as they aim for a spot in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
  • Schumer Signals 'Nuclear' War on Nominees

    02/24/2005 1:45:37 PM PST · by hinterlander · 35 replies · 1,845+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | February 24, 2005 | Robert Bluey
    Senate Democrats are preparing to once again filibuster President Bush's judicial nominees despite efforts by Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter (R.-Pa.) to extend an olive branch in hopes of reconciling differences. Liberal Sen. Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) dismissed Specter's gesture Thursday and all but declared war on the nominees Bush resubmitted to the Senate last week. Hoping to avoid the so-called "nuclear" option that would change the Senate's filibuster rule, Specter said he would tackle the nomination of William Myers III to the 9th Circuit appeals court next Tuesday. Myers, by Specter's calculation, is only two votes shy of the 60...
  • Statement by Governor Bill Owens (R-CO) Regarding Sen. Kerry's Attacks Today on the NCLB

    05/05/2004 5:35:18 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 149+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 5, 2004
    WASHINGTON, DC— Governor Bill Owens (R-CO) issued the following statement regarding John Kerry’s comments on the No Child Left Behind Act: "John Kerry's political attacks on the No Child Left Behind Act are one more example of Kerry saying one thing and doing another. After voting for No Child Left Behind, Kerry turned around and railed against it after seeing a political opportunity. Kerry's false criticisms ignore the fact that the President's proposed education budget for 2005 would increase funding by 36 percent since 2001. "No Child Left Behind provides states with the flexibility to set our own academic standards...
  • 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...
  • Up All Night: Bill Frist gets serious about judges (FR mentioned!)

    11/13/2003 11:56:02 AM PST · by Qwinn · 102 replies · 365+ views
    Townhall ^ | 11/13/2003 | Andrew Grossman
    This morning, we know for sure: the Senate Republicans are serious about President Bush’s judicial nominees. There had been some question. Up until 6 PM last night, all the Majority Leader Bill Frist and his staff had to offer was talk. We heard from the Senator’s senior advisor that Frist had an “itchy trigger finger” to get something done about the nominees being filibustered by his Democrat colleagues. Months ago, they told us to “get ready for hardball.” Even before that, it was “Anything is possible, nothing is off the table.” And so when Frist’s staff told us last week,...
  • Who's Actually 'Out of the Mainstream'?

    11/10/2003 1:21:46 PM PST · by bigsky · 3 replies · 166+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 7, 2003 | Chris Field
    For the last several months, liberals have entertained themselves by making a mockery of the federal judicial confirmation process. Anyone paying even a modicum of attention realizes that the fight over these nominations is based mainly (solely, one could argue) on the issue of abortion. The Left, including Senate Democrats and groups like NARAL, have treated nominees like Priscilla Owen, Carolyn Kuhl, Janice Rogers Brown, Bill Pryor, Charles Pickering, and Miguel Estrada with utter disdain. They have labeled these men and women as "extremists," "anti-woman," "radically right-wing," "far-right judicial activists," "virulently anti-choice," "out-of-the-mainstream judges," "conservative ideologues," "controversial," and "hostile." On...
  • Kennedy's One-Time Opposition to Delays of Female and Minority Nominees

    10/31/2003 9:30:23 AM PST · by hinterlander · 1 replies · 158+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | October 31 | Chris Field
    Teddy Kennedy used to oppose delays of judicial nominations, especially of women and minorities -- at least he claimed to. SEN. KENNEDY: "When the Founders wrote the Constitution and gave the Senate the power of advice and consent on Presidential nominations, they never intended the Senate to work against the President. . ."------ Republicans have often, and rightfully, denounced the efforts of Leftists to prevent a number of President Bush's quality judicial nominees from being confirmed. By blocking votes and dragging the nominees through the mud to make them look as bad as possible, Senate Democrats have delayed and denied...
  • The True History of Judicial appointments in the last 40 years

    10/26/2003 1:29:16 PM PST · by WillRain · 4 replies · 227+ views
    self | 10-26-2003 | WillRain
    This is purely a vanity post but I'm relying on the wise ones here at Free Republic to help me out. Next sememster I will have to write a paper on some "Special Problem" in history. This paper will rely very heavily on primary source documents. One of the issue I am considering for the paper is the history of judicial appointments in the last 40 years. So my question is this: Where can I find original source documents on the confirmation of judicial nominees in the Senate since 1964? Is there an online resource for this information? I live...
  • Politics over the law (Author attacks dems for blocking judges)

    08/29/2003 2:03:55 PM PDT · by votelife · 3 replies · 179+ views ^ | 7/25/03 | Armstrong Williams
    July 25, 2002 Politics over the law President Bush has nearly 100 federal judgeships to fill. If elected, these judges could make important decisions on tort law, abortion rights and environmental policies. Conversely, the failure to fill these judgeships could exacerbate an already overwhelmed judicial system and lower the gold standard for administering justice in this country. That makes the nomination process for federal judgeships one of the most important and fiercely contested proceedings in government today. And while Democrats profess a commitment to filling the judicial vacancies and fulfilling the rule of law, they have spent the past several...
  • AL Senator Sessions on Judicial Nominations

    08/28/2003 5:16:21 PM PDT · by votelife · 10 replies · 210+ views
    Sessions (R) AL, Senate Floor Speech ^ | 7/25/03 | Jeff Sessions
    Judicial Nominations Friday, July 25, 2003 Mr. President, I think it is important, in light of Senator Hatch's remarks and some of the criticisms we have heard of his leadership in the Judiciary Committee a few days ago, that we recall a little history here on how we have handled judicial nominations in the past and why we are having problems today. The criticism of Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch is simply unfair. He has stood foursquare for fairness, for constitutionality in the process, and for good public policy as we go about confirmations. That has been his record. When...
  • Why Frist and all won't go 24/7 (Vanity)

    08/04/2003 3:29:36 PM PDT · by votelife · 105 replies · 501+ views
    vanity | 8/4/03 | votelife
    Freepers, First I apologize in advance for the vanity. I have been very active in the last several months trying to push Estrada's nomination. Pryor recently as he's from my state. On thread after thread I see people complaining at the fact that Frist/Bush won't make the Senate go 24/7. Let me explain this is probably not the best course of action to take right now. 1. The mainstream media- remember how Clinton was able to frame the govt shutdown as the Repubs fault? How easy do you think ABCBSCNNMSNBC will be able to say, right wing republicans block prescription...
  • Senate Judicial Responsibility

    08/01/2003 8:05:33 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 4 replies · 278+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 1, 2003 | Chris Field
    During Clinton's tenure, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D.-Vt.) supported forcing the Senate to vote on judicial nominations before a long break, like the looming August recess. He even proposed legislation to get it done. Now he's blocking the Senate's duty of advice and consent.This week Senate Democrats were successful in blocking a confirmation vote on three superb Circuit Court nominees – Priscilla Owen, Miguel Estrada, and William Pryor. They most likely would have been successful in blocking a fourth – Carolyn Kuhl to the Ninth Circuit – had the vote on cloture not been vitiated last night. Instead, Ms. Kuhl must...
  • Democrats' Continued Pseudo-Filibuster

    07/31/2003 6:46:26 AM PDT · by bigsky · 9 replies · 256+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 31, 2003 | Chris Field
    The Senate Leftists are continuing to ignore their constitutionally spelled-out job to vote on judicial nominees. Instead, they are leading a "filibuster" against good conservatives. The GOP should force a real filibuster.The Democrats' continued attempts to avoid their constitutional duty of advice and consent took another step Wednesday as they voted, for the seventh time this year, to block the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The vote came as no surprise as they seem to be in the habit of bad-mouthing and voting against Mr. Estrada and they had voted Tuesday against ending their...
  • Democrats and the Owen Nomination

    07/29/2003 10:08:41 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 17 replies · 319+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 29, 2003 | Chris Field
    Today the Senate is scheduled to vote on the motion to end the Democrats' filibuster of Texas Justice Pricilla Owen to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. This is the 3rd vote to end the Left's blockade of Justice Owen this year. Do you remember last year when the Democrats held the Senate majority? During those dark days, the Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D.-Vt.), killed the Owen nomination in committee. At that time they thought they were done with her. A funny thing happened two months later that the Daschle Democrats didn't expect: the elections of...
  • Democrat Senate Judiciary would deny right to practice faith

    07/25/2003 10:27:34 PM PDT · by Huber · 11 replies · 280+ views
    <p>Judge for Yourself Are Senate Democrats determined to keep believers off the bench?</p> <p>A study of the earliest federal judicial nominees reveals that they were expected to be of the highest character, display sober temperament, experience no incidents of moral turpitude, and profess a belief in God and the Bible. A federal judge's public display of faith was considered to be a mark of the highest ethical standards and an indication of fairness and concern for all who would seek justice in the courts.</p>
  • Memphis Columnist Opposes Frist-Lott Plan to Weaken Senate Filibusters

    07/07/2003 7:56:28 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 10 replies · 227+ views
    Memphis, TN, Commercial Appeal ^ | 07-07-03 | Brosnan, James W.
    Is GOP's heavy hand the American way? By James W. Brosnan July 7, 2003 WASHINGTON - The July 4 holiday should remind us that we fought for our independence because a king and his parliament refused to allow a minority of his subjects to have a say about their taxes and courts. Perhaps the Republican majority in Congress needs a refresher course in American history. In the Senate, Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Rules Committee chairman Trent Lott (R-Miss.) are trying to weaken the rule on filibusters - a tactic for delaying or blocking Senate action by making...
  • Frank Lautenburg Speaks From the Grave Again

    05/23/2003 11:02:11 AM PDT · by sonrise57 · 8 replies · 349+ views
    e-mail | May 23, 2003
    May 23, 2003 Dear Mr. ___________, Thank you for contacting me regarding judicial nominations. I appreciate hearing from you. I view my responsibility to advise and consent to judicial nominations as one of my most important duties. It is a duty that requires me to determine not just if a candidate has the intellectual capacity for the position, but whether he or she will protect the rights and liberties of individuals as established by our Constitution. While it is the prerogative of every President to nominate federal judges, the Senate must ensure that those judges have unquestionable integrity and relevant...
  • Gonzales, Bush WH Counsel, transcript on judges, etc

    05/12/2003 12:07:48 PM PDT · by votelife · 2 replies · 208+ views ^ | 5/2003 | Gonzales
    Today's topic: The President's judicial nominees and the nominating process. In Focus: Judicial Nominations Alberto Gonzales -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Judge Gonzales Good afternoon. Thanks for joining me on "Ask the White House". This is an important day to participate in this online discussion as tomorrow is the two year anniversary of the president's first 11 Appeals Court nominations. Of those nominations, four still have yet to receive an up or down vote. Let's get started. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Eddie, from Macon Ga writes: On todays local news there was a story about a possible lawsuit by Senators Saxby Chambliss Ga and Lindsey Graham SC...
  • Specter Refusing to go "Nuclear" on Judges (Rino Alert)

    05/10/2003 12:17:41 PM PDT · by double_down · 72 replies · 662+ views ^ | 5/10/03 | Novak
    FORCING MAJORITY RULE Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, the 79-year-old president pro tem and senior Republican in the Senate, has been a tiger in closed-door Republican meetings urging an effort to rule filibusters against judicial nominees out of order so that a simple majority of 51 votes would be sufficient for confirmation. Freshman Sen. Jim Talent of Missouri has made public the 51-vote plan, but Stevens has led the way inside the GOP conference. However, all 51 Republicans are not yet on board for this plan. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, facing a conservative primary election challenge this year, may...
  • Freepers -- What are you doing Friday for lunch?

    05/07/2003 8:08:00 PM PDT · by Nick Danger · 33 replies · 226+ views
    Vast Right Wing Conspiracy | May 7, 2003 | Nick Danger
    Not much notice here folks, but Friday is OBSTRUCTION DAY! What's OBSTRUCTION DAY? It's the two year anniversary of President Bush's first nominations to the federal bench. Although 125 of these judges have been confirmed, we still have 83 to go, with more on the way. A rally is already scheduled for Washington, DC... that thread is here. But what about where you live? It's time to get out on Friday, May 9th, and let folks know just how we feel about the filibustering, the name-calling, and the lying. We need to tell Senator Clinton exactly what we think...