For sometime now, this writer has been wanting to post some writings on the death of GOD in America. Knowing that GOD had died, is the reason the religious right turned to the political right to accomplish for them what their GOD refused to do. When this writer gets around to those writings, they’ll be a parody. With a mixture of humor and history. Laced with tales from the Bible. In the Bible GOD tells the church in America,’ you guys are a pretty useless group.’ Going to put that on hold because I want to write a little more about the current Supreme Court nominee.
It has been learned that a large group of republican lawyers gathered in Florida during the time of the Florida recount of 2000, according to the Miami Herald. Their source a longtime Washington insider.
They broke up into five different teams of eighty lawyers. They were busy developing strategies to make sure Gore did not win the election. One team concentrated on the U.S. Supreme Court. Another team on the Florida Supreme Court. Other teams put their efforts on litigation in county courts while others focused on trial attorneys and military affairs.
What was the role of the Supreme Court nominee? Well according Tom Cruz, who at the time was a domestic policy adviser for the Republican presidential ticket. And now the solicitor general for Texas. Roberts acted as legal adviser, editor of legal documents, coached attorneys on how to present arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court. Polished legal briefs for attorneys who might have to make court appearances. Very important was the role that Roberts played in dress rehearsals for the legal team that would present their case to the nations highest court. He had been there and had done that so he knew the job that had to be done. Roberts himself had argued 39 cases before the nations highest court. He won 25 of those cases. So that is why he was the right person for the job; according to Cruz. Cruz should know because He drafted him for the job.
Some members of the Senate Judiciary Committee had wanted to know more about Roberts involvement. That was when they were told that Roberts had spent about a half hour with the Florida governor. Only to discover he spent up to ten days in Tallahassee.
Now they must discover the full extent of his involvement. What the Senate Judiciary Committee must determine is where does loyalty end? That is especially the case considering the sensitive nature of the cases the court will hear.
They also need to discover if the rumors of Roberts, and other clerks of the current Chief Justice represent a small group of Washington insiders. Who engage in dirty tricks against opponents.This group is known as the cabal. We know that dirty tricks stole the election from Gore. Who knows what that cabal is about. The Senate Judiciary has an obligation to get the answers.
The state of the nation is not in good hands and it could get much worse. Hear are some facts concerning Chief Justice Rehnquist.
While clerking for Justice Jackson, he wrote a memorandum arguing against integration of white school. That was during the time of the court’s historic deliberation in its landmark civil rights case, Brown v Board of Education. He has a history of voting against civil rights. He thinks Roe v Wade was wrongfully decided. He voted against Roe v Wade in 1973. He has not changed. In May of 2000, he said rape victims do not have the right to sue their alleged attackers. This indicates the just can not tolerate civil rights.
He has voted to expand police powers while voting to limit civil liberties. He has argued that political activism can not be tolerated if it would interfere with government work. Favors the governments ability to gather information on its citizens. It seems to me that Rehnquist favors a police state. What makes this all so troubling is that Roberts is to the right of Rehnquists. He must not be confirmed!
Here is the problem. The Senate is a place where you will not find people of moral conscience. They are owned by many different special interest groups. They vote, as has often been noted. By pointing their finger in the air in order to determine from what direction the wind is blowing. The American public can take advantage that trait. Send the committee hurricane force winds. They need to get the message. America does not want Roberts on the nations highest court. Inform the Senate Judiciary Committee of your opposition to John G. Roberts, Jr., nomination to the Supreme Court. To be helpful, this writer will post all necessary information on how to contact the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Committee has 18 members 10 are Democrats. The first goal is to keep the nomination in committee. Which means all democrats, plus two republicans must vote not release the nominee to the full senate floor for a straight up and down vote.
Judiciary Committee Democrats
Patrick Leahy, D-VT.,
433 Russell Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510
email: senator email@example.com
Edward Kennedy, D-MA.
317 Russell Senate office Bldg.,Washington, D.C. 20510
Web Form: Kennedy.senate.gov/contact
You can ask Roberts a question from the Kennedy web site. Answers will be illusive. You’ll have to exert effort to get clarity to your question. They often reply using coded phrases.
Joseph Biden, D-DE.
201 Russell Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510
Herb Kohl, D-WI.
330 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510
202 224- 5653
Web Form: kohl.senate.gov/gen
Dianne Feinstein, D-CA.
331 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510
Web Form: feinstein.senate.gov/email
Russell Feingold D-WI.
331 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510
Email: russell firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard J. Durbin, D- IL.
332 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510
Web Form: durbin.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Charles E. Schumer, D-NY.
313 hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510
Web Form: schumer.senate.gov
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee
Arlen Specter, Chairperson, R-PA.
711 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510
Web Form: specter.senate.gov
Orin Hatch, R-UT.
104 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510
Web Form: hatch,senate.gov
Charles Grassley, R- IA.
135 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510
Web Form: grassley.senate.gov
The above three are most likely to cross over and vote with the Democrats. Sen. Specter is the only republican on the judiciary committee who is pro-choice.
Jon Kyl, R-AZ.
Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510
Web Form: Kyl.senate.gov
Mike DeWine, R-OH.
140 Russell Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510
Web Form: dewine.senate.gov
Jeff Sessions, R-AL.
335 Russell Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510
Web Form: Sessions.senate.gov/email/contact.cfm
Lindsey Graham, R-SC.
290 Russell Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510
Web Form: lgraham.senate.gov
John Cornyn, R-TX.
517 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510
Web Form: cornyn.senate.gov
Sam Brownback, R-KS.
303 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510
Web Form: brownback.senate.gov