The Seven Deadly Judicial Nominees

So who are they?

Janice Rogers Brown, nominated to the District of Columbia Circuit

…currently sits on the California Supreme … Republican Gov. Pete Wilson appointed her his legal affairs secretary, and then to a seat on the state Court of Appeals in 1994 …prior to her appointment she received a "not qualified" rating from the American Bar Association. Here’s a quote: "Where government moves in ... the result is a debased, debauched culture, which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible."

She has a strong – possibly absolute -- ideological opposition to government and regulation of private enterprise. But she's black and the Republicans always count on "Liberals" not being able to criticize minority people.

William Myers III, nominated to the 9th Circuit Court

long history of working … as a lobbyist on behalf of the mining and energy industries … the 9th circuit has jurisdiction over the Western states and covers many of the same industries whose interests he has spent his career lobbying or representing in court.

… Myers has minimal courtroom experience and has never been a judge. He received a "qualified" rating from the American Bar Association, the ABA's lowest passing grade, with a minority voting "not qualified."

Priscilla R. Owen, nominated for the 5th Circuit Court

She hired Karl Rove to run her first campaign for the Texas Supreme Court, where she has served as a justice since 1995. Her opinions thus far on the Texas court indicate strident opposition to reproductive rights, workers' rights, civil rights, consumers' rights and environmental protection.

Former White House counsel and current Attorney General Alberto Gonzales criticized of Owen as trying to implement "an unconscionable act of judicial activism" for interpreting a parental-consent statute to please antiabortion interests. Owen has proposed a particular view that abortion law be interpreted with a "religious awareness" standard.

…Texans for Public Justice, a legal watchdog group, reports that Owen favored donors to her judicial campaigns 85 percent of the time when they appeared before her in court.

Richard Allen Griffin, nominated to the 6th Circuit Court

He advocated excluding prisoners from protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act in Doe vs. Michigan Department of Corrections… the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) did apply to prisons and prisoners. Griffin reversed a trial court decision against the prisoners, stating that he found in favor of the prisoners "only because we are required to do so ... Were we allowed, we would ... affirm the holding of the trial court" that the prisoners' case should be dismissed. "We urge Congress," he continued, "to amend the ADA to exclude prisoners from the class of persons entitled to protection under the act."

David W. McKeague, nominated to the 6th Circuit Court

Repeatedly reversed by the 6th Circuit Court for "abuse of discretion."

Opponents point toward his bias on the bench against workers' rights, civil rights and prisoners. For example -- In 1994, he sided against the U.S. Justice Department, which sought an investigation into widespread reports of sexual abuse of women in state prisons.

Henry Saad, nominated to the 6th Circuit Court

His career has been based on defending large corporations from sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits (Ford, G.E., Eli Lilly).

--- these six make up a pretty disgusting pile of choices. But WAIT!
Here’'s the turd-cherry atop the shit sundae Bush and the GOP are presenting to us:

William H. Pryor Jr., nominated to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

He was Attorney General of Alabama until last year(1997-2004), called Roe vs. Wade "the worst abomination of constitutional law in our history"; in 2002 he argued in the Supreme Court for states' to have the right of execution of mentally retarded inmates; he called the Voting Rights Act "an affront to federalism and an expensive burden that has far outlived its usefulness"; he guaranteed, in 2003, that extending the civil rights of same-sex couples would logically extend to legal acceptance of necrophilia and bestiality; and he – the only state attorney general in America – challenged the constitutionality of the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, asserting that land use and wildlife protection should remain free of federal government regulation.

So my question is this – even with the pressure of party “loyalty” are there NO Republican senators who will stand up and invoke e e cumming’s Olaf?

Do none of them have the courage to say loud and clear:

“I will not kiss your fucking flag ...

There is some shit I will not eat.”

Is there no limit to how much shit the Senators will eat in order to run with the pack?

I guess not.


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