Bush violates Civil Rights Act

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    In using Miers' religion as part of the basis for her selection, Bush is in violation of the Civil Rights Act.




    "PRESIDENT BUSH: People ask me why I picked Harriet Miers. They want to know Harriet Miers' background; they want to know as much as they possibly can before they form opinions. And part of Harriet Miers' life is her religion. Part of it has to do with the fact that she was a pioneer woman and a trailblazer in the law in Texas. I remind people that Harriet Miers is one of the--has been rated consistently one of the top 50 women lawyers in the United States. She's eminently qualified for the job. And she has got a judicial philosophy that I appreciate; otherwise I wouldn't have named her to the bench, which is--or nominated her to the bench--which is that she will not legislate from the bench, but strictly interpret the Constitution."
     
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    I wouldn't call myself enthusiastic about Ol' Eyeliner's nomination, but I don't think your lawsuit's going to hold up. A President is not subject to civil rights laws in making a selection for the Supreme Court.
     
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    Huh. Well good luck with that.
     
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    Earth to Einstein ..... care to explain just HOW Bush violated a Civil Rights law?

    Or is this just another one of "those" threads?
     
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    Trust me Gunny.

    :trolls:
     
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    well ST is back....things ought to get interesting for a few weeks then.

    I am going to have to agree with the others. are you going to bother us with how the President specifically violated this civil rights act?
     
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    Religious people aren't allowed to be in government. Everybody knows this.
     
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    Yer going to have to have something much more specific and concrete
    than that. Even in the context of the proceeding sentence
    it goes nowhere, religion of what? Synonyms of religion: adoration, bent, connection, conscientiousness, consecration, creed, devotion, faithfulness, fidelity, morality, observance, persuasion, preference, sacrifice, standards. Pick one, the defense will. ;)

    This will not a case make, cept in the Bush Haters mind.
     
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    Hmm, perhaps you can tell us which part of the Civil Rights Act says that.

    So if the President said he nominated Miers because she is white - that wouldn't be a violation of law?
     
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    The Civil Rights Act prohibits employers - or the one doing the hiring for the employer - from discriminating base on religion, race, or national origin. Bush has clearly stated Miers' religion to be part of the reason he nominated her - a clear violation.
     

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