Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Nan Aron President Alliance for Justice
Nan Aron“One wonders why, unlike some reported to have been on the president’s short list, Judge Roberts has the support of not only mainstream conservatives, but the radical right as well. �Let’s be clear: �Judge Roberts is not a stealth nominee, because the president’s inner circle knows his views well, even if Americans do not. �And given the administration’s track record of selecting ideologically-driven, divisive candidates for the bench, it would be unsurprising if Judge Roberts embraces a judicial philosophy that is insensitive to the rights and protections that, over the past century, have brought us closer to realizing the twin ideals of freedom and equality. �We hope he doesn’t.”
Ralph Neas President People For the American Way “We’re extremely disappointed that the President did not choose a consensus nominee in the mold of Sandra Day O’Connor. �John Roberts’ record raises serious concerns as well as questions about where he stands on crucial legal and constitutional issues � it will be extremely important for Senators and the American people to get answers to those questions. �Replacing O’Connor with someone who is not committed to upholding Americans’ rights, liberties, and legal protections would be a constitutional catastrophe.”
Wade Henderson Executive Director Leadership Conference on Civil Rights “We are saddened that President Bush chose the politics of conflict and division over bipartisan consensus. �While Judge Roberts may not have been on the Rev. James Dobson’s short list of pre-approved nominees, let’s be clear � John Roberts is no mainstream judge. “At first blush, John Roberts may not appear to be an ultra right judicial activist, but his approach to issues of protecting the rights and freedoms of individual Americans are, at best, unclear and, in some instances, deeply troubling. � “The public clearly opposes blatantly extreme judicial nominees. Perhaps this is why the President has chosen a candidate whose cover story avoids that label. �While in reality John Roberts may be a hard-nosed extremist with a soft conservative facade. In short, the President may have nominated a stealth candidate – a Justice Scalia or Thomas in O’Connor’s robes.”

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.