Thursday, August 25, 2005

Never Mind What I Said About Bush's Boy John Roberts

A few posts ago, I said Bush's SCOTUS nominee John Roberts didn't seem like that much of a dick.
Now that I've read more about him, I made a mistake.
He sounds like a total dick, and a racist to boot.

Check out some of his legal antics.

Metro Broadcasting v FCC (1990)
Roberts argued against letting the FCC use affirmative action in distributing broadcast licenses. This case was a rare instance of the Solicitor General stepping in to block an action of the federal government to increase opportunity.

Board of Education of Oklahoma City v Dowell (1991)
In a brief signed by John Roberts, the Solicitor General's office argued against a court ruling that ordered a school district to prevent racial segregation. Roberts's brief opposed the efforts of African American families to argue that Oklahoma schools would become segregated again.

Freeman v Pitts (1992)
Roberts signed a brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn a lower-court decision that required a Georgia school district to ensure its schools were fully desegregated.

Lee v Weisman (1992)
Roberts filed a Supreme Court brief arguing that a school district should be permitted to invite clergy to lead public prayers at a graduation ceremony.

Voinovich v Quilter (1993)
Roberts co-authored a brief supporting an Ohio redistricting plan that minority voters said violated the Voting Rights Act by concentrating minority voters in a small number of districts.


JimBob said...

I've said it before, I'll say it again: anyone the repubes nominate is going to be evil.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Amen, bro.

CLD said...

Told ya.... ;)

Holly in Cincinnati said...

I am concerned about Roberts but still think he may be the best we'll get out of GWB.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I am hoping the few sane people in the legislature will filibuster the living shit out of this nomination.
Fuck GWB- if we can hold him off long enough, he might be thrown out of office before he can do any more damage to the country in general, especially the SCOTUS.

Holly in Cincinnati said...

Karen, from your mouth to God's ears! I am going to link to this post from JL.

dusty said...

realistically, we have no choice other than a repub nomination..I think he could of picked worse..this seems to be the best we shall get sadly..

Karen Zipdrive said...

Bush lied when he said he wanted to nominate someone who would not be a controversial candidate.
He also referred to himself as "a uniter, not a divider" when he was campaigning.
Fucking liar.