The chief justice has unique power and influence as the nation’s highest-ranking judge,
There’s no question there will be an acceleration of efforts.
I agree with them in terms of what historically the Senate rule has been,
That would be welcomed by Democrats and Republicans and independents.
tremendous mistake and a tremendous disappointment.
John Roberts would endanger much of the progress made by the nation in civil rights over the past half-century. If John Roberts replaces Sandra Day O’Connor, the balance of the court will shift to the right for decades to come, imperiling Americans’ constitutional rights and liberties.
With life expectancy these days, he could be a Supreme Court justice for seven or eight or nine presidential terms. That’s why we have to take these nominees so seriously – because they’re going to have a dramatic impact on the daily lives of all of us, all Americans and our children and our grandchildren.
We’re going to make sure that Americans understand what is at stake.
Like Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a consensus nominee. Orrin Hatch told President Clinton that Ginsburg was acceptable before she was nominated. She had a long and detailed record from her time as a federal judge. In her case, there was no need for extended hearings.
It’s going to be a close vote, in the committee and on the floor.
could have a tremendous impact on the judiciary well into the 21st century.
Terrence Boyle is a judicial disaster. He has the worst reversal rate of all the district judges nominated by President Bush. Senators should take a careful look at Judge Boyle’s record and vote to stop him from taking a powerful lifetime appointment on the appeals court.
That’s what needs to be articulated. That’s what’s at stake, and no one is doing that effectively.
There have been two overwhelmingly important votes in the last four and a half years regarding the Constitution, … One, on Sen. Ashcroft when he was up for attorney general, and today’s vote with respect to John Roberts. On both votes, Sen. Feingold voted against the Constitution and against the interests of the American people,...
Yesterday he talked about baseball. Today he played dodgeball.
The nomination of John Roberts has evolved considerably since July, when the White House was successful in portraying him as a lawyer above the fray…. Almost daily revelations coming out of the Reagan presidential library show someone at the epicenter of a comprehensive assault on fundamental rights that have been part of the law for...
[People for the American Way distanced itself yesterday from the actor’s rant.] Chevy Chase’s improvised remarks caught everyone off guard, and were inappropriate and offensive, … It was not what I would have said, and certainly not the language People for the American Way would ever use in discussing any president of the United States.
We are disappointed with those Democrats and moderate Republicans who chose to support Judge Roberts despite his long record of working to undermine rights and legal protections, his evasive answers to the Senate, and the Bush administration’s continued refusal to release key documents that would have illuminated his record and approach to the Constitution.