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  • Poll: More than half say nominating process is 'rigged'

    04/27/2016 8:40:06 AM PDT · by GilGil · 42 replies
    More than two-thirds of Americans want the presidential nomination processes to be changed and more than half say the systems are “rigged,” a new poll found. The Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday found that 51 percent of likely voters believe the primary system is “rigged” against some candidates. And 71 percent say parties should pick their presidential nominees with a direct vote, instead of using delegates. Twenty-seven percent said they did not understand how the primary process works, and 44 percent said they were unsure why delegates are involved at all. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders...
  • New 'Fast-Track Annulments' May Be Rarer Than Expected (Diocese of Madison)

    09/16/2015 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 51 replies
    NC Register (the good one) ^ | 9/16/2015 | Joan Desmond
    Dioceses across the US have been bombarded with questions about the annulment news from the Rome. The Diocese of Madison, Wis. has already released a timely document (Frequently Asked Questions Re: Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus) that should prove helpful to Catholics seeking an annulment and Church leaders concerned about setting realistic expectations... Who qualifies for the shorter process? Answer: The shorter process is designed only for those rare cases when it can be employed without injustice. Three strict qualifications have to be met. Both spouses have to petition for it together, or if not, then the other party must at...
  • But for the video…

    03/01/2015 9:54:48 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/15 | Radley Balko
    The latest example of cellphone video vindicating someone from false charges is a doozy. It comes from Washington Parish, La., and WWL TV. One of the worst days of Douglas Dendinger’s life began with him handing an envelope to a police officer. In order to help out his family and earn a quick $50, Dendinger agreed to act as a process server, giving a brutality lawsuit filed by his nephew to Chad Cassard as the former Bogalusa police officer exited the Washington Parish Courthouse. The handoff went smoothly, but Dendinger said the reaction from Cassard, and a group of officers...
  • How can those accused of sexual assault prove consent under 'yes means yes'?

    12/19/2014 11:01:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2014 | Ashe Schow
    This isn’t one of those articles where I ask a question in the headline and provide the answer in the text. Because the truth is, I don’t know how someone accused of sexual assault is supposed to prove they obtained consent under the new “yes means yes” policies. And it looks like no one else knows either. I reached out to the lead sponsor of the California affirmative consent law, state Sen. Kevin de Leon, because when I tried asking other sponsors of the bill, they directed me to him. His office provided a lengthy description of the bill that...
  • Indyk: The Peace Process is Dead

    07/03/2014 7:13:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 7/3/14 | Elad Benari
    The Israel-Palestinian Authority (PA) peace process is dead, according to Martin Indyk, formerly the U.S. special Middle East envoy who resigned from his post last week. Speaking to The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg in his first interview since stepping down, Indyk said that there is strong dislike between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. "There is a deep loathing of each leader for the other that has built up over the years," Indyk said in the interview, which was published Thursday. "'Loathing' may be too strong [a word] for how Netanyahu feels about Abu Mazen (Abbas -ed.),"...
  • Caroline Glick: The End of the ‘Peace Process’

    06/29/2014 10:48:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    front page ^ | 6/30/14 | staff
    CAROLINE GLICK: It’s really great to be here in Texas. I already managed to buy cowboy boots for my son, so I’m pretty much set. (Applause.) Anybody have any idea where we can get cowboy hats? I’d love to know. Then we’ll be done and can come back here when they’re 15. But it is a pleasure to be here, and thank you. And so now that I’ve gotten all the pleasantries and happiness in being in Texas out of the way, let’s talk about what’s really depressing. It’s amazing. You know, the Peace Process fell apart over the past...
  • AFL-CIO Trumka: Electoral Process ‘Broken’ by Supremes in Citizens United Case

    05/20/2011 6:14:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/20/11 | Matt Cover
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that the U.S. electoral process has been broken by the Supreme Court with its ruling in the Citizens United campaign finance case. Trumka, speaking at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday said the Supreme Court had helped to break the American electoral system by ruling that corporations were covered by the First Amendment. The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Citizens United vs. the FEC lifted restrictions on companies, unions, and other organizations, allowing them to make independent expenditures in political campaigns.
  • "This is Why the American People Have Thrown You out of Power."

    11/30/2010 5:32:53 PM PST · by Candor7 · 40 replies · 2+ views
    EIB Network ^ | 30 November 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is somewhat interesting. Democrat speaker Pro Tempore will not let Steve Buyer, Republican from Indiana speak. This was yesterday on the House floor, and this is a pretty interesting exchange. Listen to this. RICHARDSON: For what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? BUYER: I ask unanimous consent to address the House for five minutes. Hearing no objection -- RICHARDSON: Five-minute special orders are not being recognized at this time. BUYER: I ask unanimous consent to address the House for one minute. Hearing no objection -- RICHARDSON: Not being entertained at this time. BUYER: Oh, so as...
  • 'Abandoned' Duchess of York finds lucrative healing process with Oprah Winfrey

    09/11/2010 3:52:31 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6:30AM BST 05 Sep 2010 | By Richard Eden
    Sarah, Duchess of York, who has a remarkable ability to bounce back from tabloid scandals, has been offered an intriguing new lifeline. Mandrake can disclose that Fergie is in negotiations with Oprah Winfrey about making a six-part television series for the American chat show host's channel, documenting how she was "abandoned" as a teenager by her mother and the "devastating" effect that this had on her life.
  • Saudi Arabia and the Peace Process

    04/04/2010 10:07:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 305+ views
    american thinker ^ | 4/4/10 | Ted Belman
    The trouble with the peace process is that it is rigged against Israel. It is a vehicle forced on her by the international community to enable it to impose its will on her. It all started with UNSC Res 242, which established the principle of land for peace. Just how much land or peace was not described. It was left to the parties to each cut a deal. This resolution in no way threatened Israel because she was left with a free hand to define what she considered to be "secure" borders. In the meantime, she was authorized by the...
  • Harsanyi: Does process matter? Actually, in the case of health care, it matters a lot

    03/19/2010 3:59:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 187+ views
    denver post ^ | 3/19/10 | David Harsanyi
    The Democratic Party believes so deeply in the will of the American people that it may courageously not vote on a bill that it couldn't pass. It was The Washington Post that recently compressed the absurdities of the Democrats' plan to control your health care into a single amusing headline: "House may try to pass Senate health-care bill without voting on it." For the typical American, this may sound counterintuitive — or perhaps inconceivable — but, as Democrats continue to display a creative knack for legislative swindling, a question has emerged: Are voters, by and large, concerned about the "process,"...
  • Democrats may bypass formal bill process on healthcare

    01/05/2010 8:49:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1,857+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 1/5/10 | James Oliphant
    Democratic leaders are likely to sidestep a conference committee in merging the House and Senate versions, an attempt to block Republicans from delaying the bill. Reporting from Washington - As congressional Democrats work toward a final healthcare bill, they appear increasingly likely to forgo the formal conference committee process for merging House and Senate versions of the legislation, opting instead for closely held negotiations between leaders from the two chambers. Under that scenario, aides said, the House would take up and amend the Senate bill before sending it back for a vote.
  • Sebelius calls for updated vaccine-making process

    10/22/2009 9:36:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 602+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 10/22/09 | Kim Geiger
    Reporting from Washington - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress on Wednesday that delays in the release of H1N1 flu shots show that the United States is too dependent on other countries for the manufacture of vaccines and that the technology to make them must be improved. Four of the five manufacturers of H1N1 vaccines are foreign companies -- a fact that alarmed lawmakers, who expressed concern about the ability of the federal government to secure enough vaccine to prevent the spread of the virus, known as swine flu.
  • Pelosi: now we don't have to 'explain process'

    04/28/2009 4:59:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 2,171+ views
    Pelosi: now we don't have to 'explain process' @ 7:44 pm by Eric Zimmermann Sen. Arlen Specter's decision to switch parties will make it easier for Democrats to move forward with their agenda, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday. Specter's switch will give Democrats 60 caucus members in the Senate (assuming Al Franken wins his legal battle in Minnesota). That is enough votes to end debate on a bill and overcome Republican filibusters. "Very exciting, very exciting for the American people, because now we can get things done without explaining process," Pelosi told CNN's Candy Crowley. Specter has said that...
  • The game's afoot, Watson!( SCOTUS Process Obama Proof of Birth)

    11/20/2008 8:28:49 AM PST · by Candor7 · 320 replies · 10,653+ views
    The Obama File Latest News ^ | 11/20/08 | Beckwith
    On December 5, 2008, only ten days before the electoral college votes, the nine Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will meet in private to review Obama's citizenship status. Leo Donofrio's case, "Leo C. Donofrio, v. Nina Mitchell Wells, Secretary of State of the State of New Jersey, United States Supreme Court Docket No. 08A407," regarding Obama's citizenship has reached a new level. The case has been "distributed for conference." This docketing today by the court should send ripples of fear through the Obama camp. Obama has been proceeding at lightening speed to put together a cabinet and take possession...
  • Who's Being Rational? (Appeasement And Peace Through Strength Schools Compared Alert)

    12/15/2007 3:15:38 PM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 255+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/14/007 | Caroline Glick
    Life in southern Israel is unbearable. Since last January, on average, 6.3 mortars and rockets have been fired from Gaza on southern Israel every day. As Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilna'i warned the heads of the communities around Gaza last week, due to the improvements in the Palestinian arsenal since Israel vacated Gaza two years ago, the Palestinians now field missiles and rockets with extended ranges that place 130,000 Israelis under threat of missile attack. Wednesday, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi made clear that if Israel wishes to secure its citizens there is only one thing it...
  • Visits from family members help healing process

    08/08/2006 4:40:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 204+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Staff Sgt. Jim Goodwin
    CAMP AL ASAD, Iraq (Aug. 8, 2006) -- When Army Maj. John W. Penree decided to pay his nephew, Marine Sgt. Peter A. Penree Jr., a visit in Iraq’s Al Anbar province, the timing couldn’t have been better. The circumstances, however, probably could have. Both men are currently deployed to Iraq – Penree Jr., serves with the Hawaii-based 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment in western Al Anbar Province; Maj. Penree with the Wiesbaden, Germany-based 3rd Corps Support Command in Balad, Iraq. Penree Jr., a 23-year-old Marine infantryman from Frankfort, N.Y., was wounded recently when a suicide bomber drove a truck...
  • CA: State's budget approval process gets early start

    06/11/2006 9:09:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 164+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 6/11/06 | Ed Mendel
    SACRAMENTO – A two-house committee approved a new state budget of roughly $131 billion yesterday, setting the stage for Senate and Assembly votes this week that could produce the first on-time budget in two decades. But Democrats sent the new spending plan to the legislative floors despite opposition from Republicans, with the apparent hope that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would help negotiate agreements on remaining differences. Republican legislators, whose votes are needed for the two-thirds approval of both houses required to pass a budget, made it clear that they want changes made in the plan that was approved by the committee....
  • Rumsfeld: Iraqi Democracy Progressing Apace, but Still Long Process

    06/02/2006 4:12:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 243+ views
    SINGAPORE, June 2, 2006 – The world should not be surprised at the pace in which democracy is progressing in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld takes questions from reporters at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore June 2. Rumsfeld is in Singapore for the 5th International Institute for Security Studies Asia Security Summit. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, USN  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Rumsfeld is in Singapore to attend a conference of Asian and Pacific defense ministers. The new Iraqi government has come under...
  • CA: Another “Through the Looking Glass” Week - The process is broken…

    04/10/2006 9:40:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 292+ views ^ | 4/10/06 | Ray Haynes
    I know this happens every year in the Legislature, and sometimes I think that those who read my weekly discussion on Sacramento must get bored that I keep saying the same things over and over. Then I realize, the news media does not report these events. In fact, I think that people wouldn’t believe it if the newspaper or television did report it. As I walk through the halls of the Capitol, I feel a little like Alice as she walked through Wonderland. I know I have seen a number of the white rabbits (who are always looking at their...
  • Scientists Process More Photos From Mars

    04/09/2006 1:47:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 699+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/9/06 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - Scientists have processed more than a dozen new photos taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which arrived at the Red Planet last month, including its first color image. The crisp test images released Friday revealed pocked craters, carved gullies and wind-formed dunes in Mars' southern hemisphere. The diverse geologic features show the importance of water, wind and meteor impacts in shaping the Martian surface, scientists said. The orbiter, the most advanced spacecraft ever sent to another planet, reached Mars on March 10 and slipped into an elliptical orbit. Over the next six months, it will dip into...
  • Voting Assistance Officers Help Sailors With Absentee Voting Process

    03/04/2006 9:45:18 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 212+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Chief Journalist (SW/AW) Sherri Onorati
    MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Navy is encouraging Sailors and their families to take part in the 2006 election season with help from the Navy Voting Assistance Program. The program and its Navy Voting Assistance officers can assist with the process of absentee voting in time for the start of this year’s election season, which begins March 7. “The Navy Voting Assistance Program is here to assist every Sailor who is eligible to vote,” said Lt. Dave Truman, Navy Voting Assistance Program manager, Commander, Navy Installations Command, Millington Detachment. “Sailors can still vote in their state primary through the process...
  • Assisted suicides - Process is subject to abuse and unnecessary

    01/29/2006 10:35:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 475+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/29/06 | Editorial
    The U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of the Bush administration's heavy-handed threats to prosecute Oregon physicians has revived the debate over whether California should allow doctors to help their terminally ill patients commit suicide. The fact that Oregon's law has survived the court challenge does not make physician-assisted suicide good public policy. It emphatically is not, for the simple reason that it exposes the most vulnerable members of society – the elderly, the disabled, the poor, the mentally impaired, the terminally ill – to unwarranted pressures to take their own lives because they are a financial burden on their families and...
  • City officials grilled on recovery process (Nagin, New Orleans need to move faster)

    10/26/2005 5:22:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 636+ views
    NOLA ^ | 10/26/05 | Bruce Eggler
    City officials grilled on recovery process Wednesday, October 26, 2005 By Bruce Eggler Staff writer New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin takes a bite of a beignet (pastry) during the re-opening of the 153-year old Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, October 19, 2005. Wednesday is the first day of business for the New Orleans landmark since it was closed down due to Hurricane Katrina. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Members of a state legislative committee pressed New Orleans officials Tuesday for answers to a long list of questions about the status of post-Katrina recovery efforts and plans for...
  • A feature I wish Free Republic had..... ( a call for someone to build it)

    10/16/2005 3:42:27 PM PDT · by Walkingfeather · 41 replies · 1,275+ views
    10/16/05 | Walkingfeather
    I was looking over the tax reform commission members some I recognize some I don't. I am thinking about Meirs and the fiasco it has become and I thought..... "We need a way to automatically build a connecting matrix of political or power people and their organizations to be able to go to that name like a map and see who that person is connected to, what organizations they support etc. This way as people post it would some how high light their name to indicate they have a matrix history you can refer to. Sort of like that 6...
  • Air Force paralegals aid survivors through claims process

    09/08/2005 9:54:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 272+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 8, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Julie Weckerlein
    WASHINGTON -- The legalities of disaster recovery can seem murkier than floodwater, but for some Air Force families, making claims for belongings destroyed by Hurricane Katrina will be easier, thanks to Air Force paralegals. Two teams of Airmen from various Air Education and Training Command bases arrived at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., recently to help survivors navigate the legal claims system to recover or get reimbursement for their personal property on base. "The purpose of the teams is to go into the affected areas, evaluate the extent of the damages, document that information and assist the military member filing...
  • CA: 'Duke' probe highlights pork - Cunningham case a view into political pork process

    08/31/2005 9:49:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 374+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 8/31/05 | Marcus Stern and Jerry Kammer - CNS
    WASHINGTON – When Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham first responded to questions about his dealings with defense contractor Mitchell Wade, he stressed that his position on the House defense appropriations subcommittee did not enable him to secure contracts for Wade's company, MZM Inc. "I do not have the authority or ability to award a contract to Mr. Wade's company and no single member of Congress, no matter how influential, can dictate to the armed services who will be awarded contracts," the Rancho Santa Fe Republican said during a June 23 news conference. While Cunningham's claim is technically correct under the government's...
  • Statistics shed Light on the Rigged Elections in Iran

    08/21/2005 9:39:14 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 15 replies · 564+ views
    Rooz Online ^ | Sunday, Aug 21, 2005 | Kamal Tehrani
    One month after the ninth presidential elections in June, 2005, statistics have been released that not only confirm the widespread irregularities in the voting, but even corroborate the suspicions that the outcome of the elections would have been different if the rigging were prevented. During the first phase of the elections, people had noticed unlawful interventions in the elections process and had made their observations known. But few then suspected the extent of the manipulations and that they would actually be so gross as to alter the outcome of who got into the presidential palace. What Rafsanjani, Moin and even...
  • Anita Hill and White Males - (tried to sink Clarence Thomas, now back fighting John G. Roberts)

    07/28/2005 6:31:22 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 1,175+ views
    RIGHT SIDE.COM ^ | JULY 26, 2005 | Chris McDaniel
    Refusing to relinquish her extended fifteen minutes of fame, Anita Hill is back in the news. After doing all she could to prevent a black man, Clarence Thomas, from becoming a Supreme Court Justice, Hill is now attacking President Bush's nomination of John Roberts, saying she fears his selection could lead to "an all-white-male Supreme Court." God forbid. Sadly, hardly anyone noticed her racist and sexist comments. The liberal press simply yawned, since white males remain the primary targets of abuse by journalists, academics and feminists. They have been victims of affirmative action, quotas and reverse discrimination. Hill knows this,...
  • Let Judge Roberts Answer The Questions - (David Limbaugh asks: What is there to fear?)

    07/25/2005 7:44:07 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 403+ views
    I may be going against the conservative grain here, but I am not as bothered by the prospect of questions from Senate Judiciary Committee members seeking to determine how John Roberts' judicial philosophy might guide him in considering certain specific questions of constitutional law, including abortion. I certainly agree that judicial nominees should not telegraph how they intend to vote on a particular case that is either before or on its way to the Court, but I think both sides have used this more as an excuse to shield their respective nominees. There are limited other ways to determine a...
  • Advise, Consent or Dissent... But Don’t Obstruct! - (SCOTUS never meant for partisan pols!)

    07/25/2005 6:52:26 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 413+ views
    Even Democrats are beginning to sense that the American people have had about enough of their mindless obstructionist tactics. Most of us know what the Constitution says. The President has the sole right to appoint Supreme Court nominees and the Senate has the obligation to offer advice, then their consent or dissent as the case may be. We understand that the Democrats power is limited to underhanded character assassination leading up to another abuse of the filibuster. Who do you think removed them from all other forms of power in Washington? But despite the recent “damn the torpedoes elitists” mindset...
  • When Do We Get to See Judge Roberts' Forged “Secret Memos?” - (CBS working to get them out?)

    07/24/2005 9:48:29 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 593+ views
    America is suffering from a bunch of P.E.S.T.’s. Victims of Post Election Selection Trauma, or more commonly know as crazy liberals who have decided to hate democracy because George Bush beat them twice. Shortly after the November election, the American Health Association identified this affliction in Boca Raton, Florida, with some of its symptoms being: “feelings of withdrawal, feelings of isolation, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, nightmares, and pervasive moodiness, including endless sulking.” How Rob Gordon, Executive Director of the AHA, was able to differentiate these symptoms from the normal behavior of most liberals I have no clue, but none the...
  • 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...
  • Durbin Throws Down the Gauntlet on Roberts, terms nominee "controversial" (D'ya think?)

    07/21/2005 3:52:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 40 replies · 2,381+ views
    ILLINOIS LEADER.COM ^ | JULY 19, 2005 | Staff Writer
    Illinois' senior Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), the Assistant Democrat Leader in the U.S. Senate, has wasted little time in launching against Judge John Roberts, President Bush's choice for the Supreme Court slot being vacated by retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Durbin has said that the President's decision to put forward John Roberts, 50, who he termed a "controversial nominee" guarantees a "controversial nomination process." Durbin previously clashed with Roberts during the confirmation process for the federal judgeship he now holds. Durbin questioned Roberts characterization of the Rehnquist Court as not necessarily conservative, saying that the the record of the court...
  • Roberts: A smart, self-effacing 'Eagle Scout' - (friend: "Dems can't touch him!")

    07/20/2005 4:23:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 909+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | JULY 20, 2005 | A/P
    John G. Roberts pairs a youthful demeanor with a sharp, seasoned legal mind that has impressed Ivy League professors, government lawyers and U.S. presidents. Befitting his age of 50 and limited time on the appellate court, the book on his judicial decisions remains a work in progress. President Bush on Tuesday tapped Roberts to become the nation's 109th Supreme Court justice, introducing the Harvard honors graduate, former clerk to William Rehnquist and successful Washington attorney to the nation in prime time. "He has argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court and earned a reputation as one of the best legal...
  • Supreme Court Nominee John G. Roberts: Let the Litmus Tests Begin - (Dems want "inquisition")

    07/20/2005 7:27:31 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 807+ views
    Before President George W. Bush could grasp his next breath following his announcement of Justice John G. Roberts for the U.S. Supreme Court, Democrat Senators Chuck Schumer and Patrick Leahy stumbled to the minority party reaction podium for a quick precursor to the upcoming litmus test they have planned for the new nominee. They don’t even attempt to deny it anymore. “All questions are legitimate,” New York Democrat and Judiciary Committee member Charles E. Schumer said earlier this month. “What is your view on Roe vs. Wade? What is your view on gay marriage?” Schumer took great pains to be...
  • A Good Woman Isn't Hard to Find - ( Janice Rogers Brown, to name just one!)

    07/16/2005 9:09:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 604+ views
    LAURA BUSH APPEARED ON NBC'S Today show last Tuesday, speaking from a classroom in Cape Town, South Africa. She answered a couple of questions about the Supreme Court vacancy created by the resignation of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, volunteering that she "would really like for [her husband] to name another woman." Asked later that day about his wife's comment, President Bush replied that he had "talked to her yesterday. And listen, I get her advice all the time. I didn't realize she put this advice in the press. She did? Well, good. We're definitely considering people from all walks of...
  • A Supreme Battle: For the Heart and Soul of America - (libs waging war vs. Bush on SCOTUS nominees)

    07/16/2005 12:34:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 543+ views
    The retirement of Justice O’Connor didn’t ignite the battle for the heart and soul of America, but it sure will kick it into high gear. The impending retirement of Chief Justice Rehnquist will shift that battle into overdrive and the political mental midgets’ pomposity into overload. [Balderdash from a pompous ass, for you sadly educated left-wing-nuts.] The first thing one must ponder on this topic is how the Supreme Court of the United States became the front line of this battle in the first place. According to one of my favorite founders Thomas Jefferson, "A free people claim their rights...
  • The "Growth" of a Justice - (Dems want conservatives to "make the wrong judicial picks again")

    07/15/2005 7:29:06 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 341+ views
    Perhaps Sen. Charles Schumer should have taken the Quiet Car. Here’s what the New York Democrat reportedly was overheard saying the other day on Amtrak: “Even William Rehnquist is more moderate than they expected. The only one that resulted how they predicted [was] Scalia. So most of the time they’ve gotten their picks wrong, and that’s what we want to do to them again.” Whether or not this quote from the Drudge Report is accurate, the sentiment is correct: The litany of conservative disappointments over Supreme Court appointments is a long one. Earl Warren. Harry Blackmun. John Paul Stevens. Anthony...
  • A Guide to Liberal Supreme Court-Speak - (yes-s-s! Bush is a great Texas poker player! He'll win!)

    07/12/2005 9:48:27 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 741+ views
    Certain seasons or events have historically spawned their own lexicons which are unique to those events and used almost exclusively to describe them. Late in the college football season, some games have what are unfailingly called, “serious bowl implications.” Likewise vice-presidential candidates must possess ''gravitas'' and Super Bowls oddly acquire roman numerals. So. too. does the Supreme Court nomination process require its own terminology, especially when the president is a Republican. Over the next several weeks there are a number of ordinary words and phrases that will be used ad nauseam in reference to whomever President Bush submits to the...
  • Nominee May Come From Outside the Judiciary - (I hope President Bush doesn't take this bait!)

    07/12/2005 4:57:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 54 replies · 827+ views
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | JULY 12, 2005 | SUSAN JONES, CnsNews Senior Editor
    The four senators who met with President Bush at the White House Tuesday morning discussed a number of potential Supreme Court nominees, but Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said he thinks they've agreed not to name those names. "We have a long ways to go," Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters after the breakfast meeting at the White House. He said President Bush has hundreds or thousands of names to go through and "he didn't give us any names." Nevertheless, Reid added, "There were a lot of names discussed at the meeting, of which we're not going to talk about any of...
  • George Mitchell: The Dems' Supreme Point Man? - (high stakes for high court confirmation)

    07/12/2005 4:44:05 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 481+ views
    BUSINESS WEEK.COM ^ | JULY 11, 2005 | Eamon Javers
    The former Senate Majority Leader, now a noted peacemaker, may be tapped to help lead the party's strategy on a new high court nominee The battle on Capitol Hill over filling one, possibly two, U.S. Supreme Court vacancies is heating up fast. Faced with a high-powered lineup of GOP tacticians and advisers, Senate Democrats are now working to assemble their own team. One key person under consideration to lead the effort, several Democratic sources tell BusinessWeek Online, is former Democratic Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell of Maine, chairman of the board at Walt Disney (DIS ) and chairman of law...
  • Judicial Havoc: Part III - (confirmation process should NOT be a demeaning process for nominees!)

    07/07/2005 8:38:38 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 381+ views
    In addition to the havoc wrought by the judiciary in our times, there is the havoc wrought on the judiciary itself by others. Some have blamed the murders of a judge not long ago, and the murder of another judge's family, on critics of judicial activism. But, in each of these cases, the motive seems plainly to have been personal animosity growing out of a judge's ruling against the particular individuals concerned. It is doubtful if these murderers had ever read a law journal article or a Federalist Society paper on judicial activism. It is one of many signs of...
  • Process for Reserve, Guard to enter regular Army has been streamlined

    06/25/2005 4:58:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 501+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 6/25/05 | Lisa Burgess
    Process for Reserve, Guard to enter regular Army has been streamlined By Lisa Burgess, Stars and Stripes Mideast edition, Saturday, June 25, 2005 Brig. Gen. Sean Byrne, the Army’s director of personnel management, right, swears in Sgt. Maj. Terry Grezlik, the first soldier to make the reserve-to-active switch under the Army’s new policy. ARLINGTON, Va. — Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers who have been mobilized for the war on terror can use a new streamlined entry process into the regular Army. On June 17, Army officials announced that they are eliminating the long-standing practice of having mobilized reserves...
  • Harry Reid: The Goblet Of Dire and Return of the Myth - (way over the top and beyond the pale!)

    05/21/2005 2:22:53 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 39 replies · 1,177+ views
    Instead of a magic wand, Harry Reid uses his mouth. And in place of fighting on the side of good, Harry readily and passionately embraces the dark forces. As Senate Minority leader, Reid has already taken the Democrat art of obstructionism far beyond that of his predecessor Tom Daschle. And in a manner similar to the infamous and ongoing Howie Dean screams, no Republican is safe from his rantings and invented falsehoods. Harry’s once quick smile has turned into a leer and his demeanor has degraded to that of a permanently enraged and deranged man. Yikes! His apprentice training is...
  • U.S. Constitution: Don't Bend It, Amend It - ("Men in Black" author, Marc Levin has proposal)

    05/17/2005 8:50:45 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 736+ views
    The contentious debate over judicial confirmations is often portrayed as a referendum on the notion of a "living Constitution." Conservatives like U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia believe that judges should adhere to the original text of the Constitution as expressed in the meaning of the words and their understanding at the time the Constitution was ratified. Liberals respond that the Constitution must be adapted to reflect changes in society's values and attitudes. However, these viewpoints are not, in fact, mutually exclusive. In truth, no one seriously believes the Constitution is "dead." America's founding fathers provided a procedure for amending...
  • Nominations, Heritage, Article VI and Shoes - (anti-religion hypocrisy of liberal Democrats)

    04/28/2005 6:39:33 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 413+ views
    If a sentient being from a different universe were to observe and assess the cultural debate in the United States, it would likely conclude that proponents for the various sides are locked in a life and death struggle for supremacy, and the being would not be far wrong. In a recent speech, one of President' Bush's Judicial Nominations, Justice Janice Rogers Brown of the California Supreme Court asserted that the cultural divide in the United States is as marked as anytime since the Civil War. The ACLU is reported to have severely criticized her for her "intemperate" remarks. This raises...
  • Up or Down: President Bush's Judicial Nominees Deserve a Vote! - (ACTION message from Ken Mehlman)

    04/25/2005 3:17:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 427+ views
    Hypocrite - noun, one who pretends to be what he is not or to have principles or beliefs that he does not have. The Democrats' efforts to block President Bush's qualified judicial nominees are not only hypocritical but are examples of partisan politicking at its worst. Republicans in the Senate are working to ensure that all of President Bush's judicial nominees receive a fair and final up-or-down vote. Despite Senate history and tradition, Democrats are aggressively trying to prevent qualified judges from receiving what's been afforded every judicial nominee for over 200 years. During the Clinton Administration, Democrats demanded up-or-down...
  • Greer’s Star Chamber Court and Terri’s case.

    03/27/2005 5:45:41 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 4 replies · 538+ views
    American Constitutional Research Service | 3-27-05 | JWK
    Although Terri’s case has evolved into an emotionally charged disputed issue as to what Terri’s wishes are, our legal system has been resorted to to carry out Terri’s wishes, not her husbands wishes, not he parents wishes, but Terri’s wishes. One would hope all opposing parties, and I mean all those who have strong feelings in the matter, would, at the very least, want Terri to receive the full protection and due process of law as provided for under Florida’s constitution and law. Unfortunately, due process of law has not occurred in Judge Greer’s Star Chamber Court, as I shall...
  • Cardinals, Conclaves and a New Pope

    03/14/2005 8:39:54 AM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies · 2,614+ views
    Catholic Educators Resource Center ^ | 2005 | Father William Saunders
    Cardinals, Conclaves and a New Pope    FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS Recently, the media has speculated on the health and condition of Pope John Paul II, and on his death. When our Holy Father dies and goes to his heavenly reward, how will the next pope be elected? The procedure for electing the pope has evolved over the history of the Church. In the early centuries, the clergy and people of Rome elected the successor, who usually had worked very closely with the previous pope. In 1059, Pope Nicholas II further regulated the process of electing the pope, making the...