correspondance from the douche bag.
> Dear (ARin)
> Thank you for contacting me regarding the nomination of John Roberts
> the United States Supreme Court. I appreciate hearing from you.
> One of the most important constitutional obligations I have as a
> is to scrutinize the President's nominees to the federal judiciary.
> stakes for the American people could not be higher. The retirement
> Justice O'Connor and the death of Chief Justice Rehnquist have left
> Supreme Court in a period of transition. On key issues affecting the
> rights and freedoms of Americans, the Court is closely divided. If
> confirmed, Judge Roberts will likely serve as Chief Justice and
> leader of
> the third branch of the federal government for decades to come.
> The legal authority handed to Judge Roberts by a confirmation vote is
> awesome. I believe we should only vote to confirm this nominee if we
> absolutely positive that he is the right person to hold that
> This was a very close question for me. I resolved my doubts in favor
> Nevadans, whose rights would be in jeopardy if John Roberts turns out
> be the wrong person for the job.
> While I respect much of Judge Roberts' work tremendously, I was
> by memos he prepared as a young lawyer in the Reagan Administration
> raise questions about Judge Roberts's approach to civil rights.
> memos lead me to question whether he truly appreciated the history of
> civil rights struggle. Judge Roberts wrote about discrimination as
> abstract concept, not as a flesh and blood reality for countless of
> fellow citizens. The memos raised a real question for me whether
> author would breathe life into the Equal Protection Clause and the
> landmark civil rights statutes that often come before the Supreme
> I was disappointed that Judge Roberts failed to repudiate these memos
> his testimony before the Judiciary Committee. In this and other
> the nominee failed to answer questions in a full and forthright
> I was also concerned by the refusal of the Bush Administration to
> certain documents which Judge Roberts prepared as Deputy Solicitor
> in President George H.W. Bush's Administration. The Senate has a
> right to
> all relevant materials in considering the nomination of a man who
> serve as Chief Justice for many years.
> The question is close, and the arguments against him do not warrant
> use of extraordinary procedural tactics to block the nomination.
> I have reluctantly concluded that this nominee has not satisfied the
> burden that would justify my voting for his confirmation based on the
> current record. I will vote against Judge Roberts' confirmation when
> is considered by the full Senate.(end)
to which I replied:
this nominee does not NEED to satisfy YOUR requirements. He satisfies
the requirements of the people of the state of Nevada. And you, sir,
are OUR representative.
remember who is in charge.