Reactions to the Supreme Court Nomination of John G. Roberts

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    The Associated Press
    Published: Jul 19, 2005
    http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBIV8JVCBE.html


    Reactions to President Bush's nomination of John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court:
    "The president has chosen someone with suitable legal credentials, but that is not the end of our inquiry. The Senate must review Judge Roberts' record to determine if he has a demonstrated commitment to the core American values of freedom, equality and fairness." - Senate minority leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

    "Judge Roberts is the kind of outstanding nominee that will make America proud. He embodies the qualities America expects in a justice on its highest court: someone who is fair, intelligent, impartial and committed to faithfully interpreting the Constitution and the law." - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn.

    "We are extremely disappointed that President Bush has chosen such a divisive nominee for the highest court in the nation, rather than a consensus nominee who would protect individual liberty and uphold Roe v. Wade." - NARAL Pro-Choice America.

    Roberts "rules based on the application of existing laws and specific facts of the cases before him, rather than making new laws or creating new policies based on personal opinion." - Sean Rushton, director of the conservative Committee for Justice.

    "I look forward to the Committee's findings so that I can make an informed decision about whether Judge Roberts is truly a guardian of the rule of law who puts fairness and justice before ideology." - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.

    "Senate Democrats, especially those seeking re-election next year, should know that we will be watching them carefully. If they again attempt to attack a nominee's faith or pro-life convictions, their constituents will know about it and they will be held accountable." - Father Frank Pavone, national director, Priests for Life.

    "Judge Roberts is an exceptional judge, brilliant legal mind, and a man of outstanding character who understands his profound duty to follow the law." - Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.

    "The burden is on a nominee to the Supreme Court to prove that he is worthy, not on the Senate to prove he is unworthy." - Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

    "He's the kind of judge that all of us want - someone committed to applying the law impartially rather than legislating from the bench." - Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

    "I'm hopeful that in the coming weeks we can avoid vicious character assassinations and attacks in this confirmation process." - Sen. George Allen, R-Va.

    "I look forward to a full process, a direct vote up or down of a majority, not a supermajority, and also really a healthy debate about the role of the courts." - Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.

    "Who knows about this guy?" - Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa.

    "I can't help but think that he will continue to impress as a person of fairness, thoughtfulness and just the kind of judge who will bring a nonpolitical approach to judging. ... I think he's going to be well received." - Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.

    "He's brilliant. ... He's someone who is I think obviously well respected on both sides of the aisle. At a time when circuit court nominees were being filibustered left and right, he just really sailed through his confirmation. Given that, I think the president did what he promised during the campaign. He looked for the best and the brightest and he chose someone who would meet the test, the high test, that Supreme Court justices would be required to meet." - Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.

    "This is a task so important that partisan politics must be set aside." - Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas.
     
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    Nope, after consulting with over 70 members of Congress, there is a lack of partisanship, which is what the democrats SAID they wanted, :rolleyes:

     
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    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/7/19/205218.shtml


    LOL, LOL, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Man talk about desperate! :rolleyes:

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    NARAL: Roberts Will Overturn Roe v. Wade


    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/7/19/221340.shtml



    :boohoo: :boohoo: :funnyface
     
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    In other words - "let's figure out how we are going to oppose this guy
    because he doesn't support OUR ideology!"
     
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    If Gabby has slit her wrists with an Oreo yet ?? j/K
     
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    Yeah, but look at lots of dems faces about now. Here, a quick sample of your basic born again liberal democrat (bald) [​IMG]
     
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    STATEMENT BY SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY ON NOMINATION OF JOHN ROBERTS TO U.S. SUPREME COURT
    SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY ^ | July 19, 2005 | EDWARD M. KENNEDY


    Posted on 07/19/2005 7:04:08 PM PDT by mdittmar


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Laura Capps/Melissa Wagoner (202) 224-2633 This is a critical moment for this country¹s future. If John Roberts is confirmed, he will have a vital role in setting the direction of the country for generations to come.

    The Supreme Court is often the last line of defense for the freedoms and liberties for hundreds of millions of Americans. Few responsibilities of the Senate are more important than reviewing the qualifications of nominees for the Supreme Court. Every Senator, Republican or Democrats, has a responsibility to determine whether Mr. Roberts deserves to join the currently closely divided court when so much is at stake. It¹s wrong for any Senator to be a rubberstamp.

    All of us in the Senate who have been through this process know the importance of this process. Every American ought to be asking some tough questions right now about whether Mr. Roberts is fit to serve on the highest court in the land.

    Will he protect average Americans when their rights are abused by powerful corporations?

    Will he ensure that private companies aren¹t allowed to pollute our rivers and lakes and our air?

    Will he protect and preserve the progress we¹ve made on equal opportunity and fairness for all Americans?

    Will he separate his personal ideology from the rule of law and protect the rights and freedoms of all Americans, not just the powerful or the wealthy.

    Justice O¹Connor set a high standard. She tried to bring the nation together, and she respected the Constitution. She was a mainstream conservative who used her ability and respect for the rule of law to find solutions that would strengthen us as a nation, as the Constitution intended.

    Mr. Roberts must demonstrate that he meets that standard before the American people, and he will have an opportunity to do so before the Senate Judiciary Committee before the coming weeks.

    No nominee, especially a nominee who is well known to have argued ideological positions on issues important to the American people, should be confirmed without full and candid disclosure and discussion of those positions and their importance to him.

    I welcome the opportunity to question Mr. Roberts, and believe that the American people will know at the end of this process whether he should advance to the Supreme Court.

    We have a responsibility to the Constitution and to the American people and their children and grandchildren to get this right.


    http://kennedy.senate.gov/~kennedy/statements/05/07/2005719F47.html
     

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