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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Justice Roberts?

My friend, BenS, refers to The New York Times as "The Times-Guardian" because they both seem to have elitist, interventionist and pro-Palestinian tendencies. He was not at all impressed with their editorial about John Roberts, George W. Bush's nominee to be the next Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Here is an excerpt from that exremist, scare-mongering editorial:

One of the most important areas for the Senate to explore is Judge Roberts's views on federalism - the issue of how much power the federal government should have. The far right is on a drive to resurrect ancient, and discredited, states' rights theories. If extremists take control of the Supreme Court, we will end up with an America in which the federal government is powerless to protect against air pollution, unsafe working conditions and child labor. There are reasons to be concerned about Judge Roberts on this score. He dissented in an Endangered Species Act case in a way that suggested he might hold an array of environmental laws, and other important federal protections, to be unconstitutional.
Ben's reaction:

The NY Times-Guardian would prefer a non-extremist with an unblemished moral record like Ted Kennedy.
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