Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The President's Man

The spin began immediately. I heard it in Bush's press conference and even in local newscasts which mentioned his "Hoosier Roots" and that he was a "Regular Midwest Guy". Some in the media have framed John Roberts as a "safe" choice, which will make the confirmation even more difficult for the Senate Democrat minority, bu we should look closer.

Last week, John Roberts wrote Bush a blank check.

But an opinion that the 50-year-old judge joined just last week in the case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld should be seriously troubling to anyone who values civil liberties. As a member of a three-judge panel on the D.C. federal court of appeals, Roberts signed on to a blank-check grant of power to the Bush administration to try suspected terrorists without basic due-process protections.

Click on text to read Slate.com article

John Roberts on the issues

As a lawyer in the administration of President Bush's father, he helped write a Supreme Court brief that said, "We continue to believe that Roe (v. Wade) was wrongly decided and should be overruled."

Click on text to read Indianapolis Star article

1 Comments:

Blogger lemming said...

Learning that a judicial candidate thinks of himself as a Hoosier with Hoosier values does not reassure me somehow.

(tries to think light and happy thoughts)

July 21, 2005  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

|
Banner eXTReMe Tracker