Right Wing Follows Deceptive Script On Supreme Court

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    All you really need to know about the Right’s credibility in ten words or less

    A day after news of Justice Souter’s planned resignation broke in the news, “dozens” of right-wing leaders representing more than 60 groups got together for a strategy call organized in part by the Judicial Confirmation Network to get everyone fired up and on message. All you need to know about the credibility of this campaign’s leaders, and the credibility of their evaluations of potential nominees, is contained in this one sentence from the Judicial Confirmation Network’s Wendy Long:

    “The current Supreme Court is a liberal, judicial activist court.” (RWW May 1)

    Anyone who has remotely followed the steady rightward drift of the Court over the past couple of decades knows how ludicrous this statement is. If you really need some kind of rebuttal, here’s a short response, and here’s some more meat.

    But who’s Wendy Long and why should we care? Roll Call, a newspaper that covers Congress, reported on May 4 that “Republicans are also planning to coordinate closely with outside activist groups like the Judicial Confirmation Network.”

    And it’s not just Long. Ed Whelan promoted the same line on National Review’s Bench Memos blog: “Don’t be fooled by the false claims that we have a conservative Supreme Court. The Court has a working majority of five living-constitutionalists.”

    In the same realm of reality is this gem from activist Kay Daly who claims to speak for the Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

    “Obama could conceivably put a justice onto the bench that literally would make Souter look like [Associate Justice Antonin] Scalia.”
    People For the American Way: Right Wing Watch In Focus - Right Wing Follows Deceptive Script On Supreme Court
     
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    ROFLAMO
    a liberal fucking hate site thinks the right are being mean
    who the fuck CARES
     
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    Um ... why do you keep asking for tit for tat arguments? For every story about how "bad" the right is I could surely find one about the left to. Seriously, if you want to make a valid point, leave out the "right v left" crap and maybe you'd have something to go on.
     
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    Hmm.... Seems to me they [Repubs] still have some issues to resolve before you need to get hysterical.

    Souter and the GOP Conundrum
    May 2nd, 2009
    By PETE ABEL, Managing Editor

    Obama’s not the only one with a pick to make. Eric Zimmermann of The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room emailed us the following summary.

    A really interesting aspect of the Souter retirement is that Republicans, because of Specter’s defection, are lacking a leader on the Judiciary Committee, which will handle the nomination of a new Justice.

    The Republican chain of succession here is REALLY messy. The next highest Republican is Chuck Grassley, but he already is the top Repub on Finance, and GOP rules prevent him from holding both. Then comes Orrin Hatch, but he’s already held the post and can’t take it again without a special waiver. THEN comes Jon Kyl, but he’s Minority Whip, and he can’t be both Whip and a Ranking Member (GOP rules, again).

    That brings us to Jeff Sessions, a conservative who, interestingly enough, once lost his own nomination battle to be a federal judge.

    The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room » Hatch leaning away from Judiciary; conservatives push Sessions
     

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