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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Die-hard obstructionist Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer leads extremist effort to block confirmation of Judge John Roberts.... again....

Hard-left extremist Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer was one of three U.S. Senators who attacked and tried to block Roberts' confirmation to the federal appeals court two years ago. Roberts won approval anyway.

Now die-hard camera-hogging Schumer is at it again---this time trying to block Roberts' approval to serve as a Justice on the Supreme Court. It has been reported that the most dangerous place to stand in Washington, D.C. is between Senator Schumer and a TV camera or a microphone.

Wonder what Senator Schumer's chances would be for getting approved in the same type of approval process Roberts is being put through by Democrats? My estimation is: Slim.... as in none.... no way.... no-how.... ever! He couldn't take the kind of bullying, intimidating and abuse of rights that he dishes out.

More info below and here.
"Senate Democrats are accusing the White House of delaying the release of Roberts' paperwork to ensure Republicans aren't blindsided by information that could hurt his confirmation. "The time for such partisan review of documents was before the nomination of Judge Roberts to the Supreme Court," said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

But Republicans say the Roberts questions so far have been minor, and they contend his opponents will reach to any length to find a way to criticize President Bush's nominee. "I'm convinced that even if there's not anything, there are groups out there who are going to try to make this nomination controversial even when it shouldn't be," said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a member of the Judiciary Committee that will question Roberts early next month.

....Roberts has been met with positive reviews from many senators who will vote on his confirmation. The White House and Senate Republicans hope that vote comes before the Supreme Court begins its new term on Oct. 3....

The White House says Roberts has been candid in his written responses to Senate questions....
Democrats are citing.... reasons they should have access to internal memos from Roberts' tenure as a deputy solicitor general, when he represented the White House at the Supreme Court during the administration of President George H.W. Bush.

Last week the Justice Department said it would not provide the Senate with internal records from 16 cases in which Roberts dealt with issues including abortion, affirmative action, school prayer and capital punishment.

Senate Judiciary chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., on Wednesday backed the White House's decision to keep those documents closed...."

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