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2006

Abortion Advocates Disrupt Pro-Life Press Conference on Samuel Alito

by jasontromm
Abortion advocates disrupted a press conference on Thursday by pro-life women's groups seeking to express their support for the Supreme Court nomination of Samuel Alito. "True to form, advocates of so-called “choice” angrily tried to silence our choice to support Judge Alito’s fair confirmation process."

2005

Alito's Libertarian Streak

by jasontromm (via)
Most debate about Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito has focused on his propensity to vote to overrule Roe v. Wade and the similarity between him and conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. But despite the superficial parallels between the two conservative, Italian-American Catholic jurists, it is important to recognize that Alito has a substantial libertarian dimension to his jurisprudence as well as a conservative one. In several key fields of law, he is more likely than Scalia and other conservatives to be skeptical of assertions of government power. More important, there is much in his record that should appeal to libertarians and -- to a lesser extent -- even left-wing liberals.

Protecting the Presidential Seal. No Joke.

by jasontromm (via)
You might have thought that the White House had enough on its plate late last month, what with its search for a new Supreme Court nominee, the continuing war in Iraq and the C.I.A. leak investigation. But it found time to add another item to its agenda - stopping The Onion, the satirical newspaper, from using the presidential seal.

Guaranteed: Miers to withdraw

by jasontromm
Harriet Miers is never going to be grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee. She is going to withdraw her name from consideration before such hearings ever begin. You can take that to the bank.

Dobson reveals 'privy' Miers info

by jasontromm
Seeking to avoid a threatened subpoena by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Focus on the Family Chairman James Dobson revealed the contents of his private phone conversation with President Bush's chief adviser Karl Rove regarding Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers – details that largely became public later.

The issue that won't go away

by jasontromm
Have you ever wondered why abortion remains the most controversial issue in America today? It's been over three decades since Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in all 50 states, for any reason, through all nine months of a woman's pregnancy, yet it remains unsettled. Why else would this issue now be the "litmus test" for appointments to our highest court?

This is what 'advice and consent' means

by jasontromm
I eagerly await the announcement of President Bush's real nominee to the Supreme Court. If the president meant Harriet Miers seriously, I have to assume Bush wants to go back to Crawford and let Dick Cheney run the country.

Bush Taps Harriet Miers for High Court

by jasontromm
President Bush on Monday nominated White House counsel Harriet Miers to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court, reaching into his loyal inner circle for another pick that could reshape the nation's judiciary for years to come.

Roberts Unlikely To Face Big Fight

by jasontromm
Democrats have decided that unless there is an unexpected development in the weeks ahead, they will not launch a major fight to block the Supreme Court nomination of John G. Roberts Jr., according to legislators, Senate aides and party strategists.

Let the Sun Shine In

by jasontromm
US Senators (both Democrats and Replucians) have no business keeping secrets from the American people.

NARAL's slander of John Roberts helps his confirmation

by jasontromm
In addition to his ambiguous record as a lawyer and judge, Supreme Court nominee John Roberts has the benefit of opponents who seem determined to discredit themselves and guarantee his confirmation. This self-destructive impulse is epitomized by NARAL Pro-Choice America's despicable TV ad linking Roberts to "violent fringe groups."

NARAL Falsely Accuses Supreme Court Nominee Roberts

by jasontromm & 1 other
An abortion-rights group is running an attack ad accusing Supreme Court nominee John Roberts of filing legal papers “supporting . . . a convicted clinic bomber” and of having an ideology that “leads him to excuse violence against other Americans” It shows images of a bombed clinic in Birmingham , Alabama .

Follow the Money

by jasontromm
Is NARAL's attack on John Roberts about abortion rights or abortion profits?

2002

The Original Borking

by jasontromm
Lessons from a Supreme Court nominee's defeat.

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