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Old 06-23-2004, 11:02 AM   #31
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If that was done for political purposes, that is downright shameful and pathetic

Yay for our distinguished Senate
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Oh, let's complain about procedural manuvers. How quick we forget about the judicial appointments that never get to a vote.
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Oh, let's complain about procedural manuvers. How quick we forget about the judicial appointments that never get to a vote.
Yes, like all those federal judiciary vacancies that the GOP-dominated Congress left vacant for years during the Clinton Administration--hundreds of them. And the GOP whines about 2 or 3 filibusters? Maybe if he didn't appoint the most extremist individuals possible, there wouldn't have been a filibuster at all. They whine about "activist judges," but it's clear that they're interested in creating a judiciary whose bias rivals Iran's puppet judiciary.

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Ahh, the righteous filibuster and the GOP filibuster
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Old 06-23-2004, 12:34 PM   #35
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Ahh, the righteous filibuster and the GOP filibuster
The only crime is that the Democratic Party was too spineless to filibuster more GOP appointees. You see where playing by the rules gets you: nowhere.

Besides, it's clear that Bush just appoints his controversial candidates while Congress is out-of-session. You got what you want, and you all still whine.

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I'm sorry, the righteous filibuster and the whiney GOP filibuster
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This is Senator Orin Hatch choice for a federal appointment



Hatch is GOP Chair and runs the Judiciary Commitee in a complete departure from past Senate customs and courtesies.


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Nominee lacks license but practices law in Utah

By Carol D. Leonnig
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WASHINGTON Thomas Griffith, President Bush's nominee for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, has been practicing law in Utah without a state law license for four years, Utah state officials say.

Griffith, general counsel for Brigham Young University, previously had failed to renew his law license for three years while based in the District of Columbia. He attributed that to an oversight by his law firm. But that lapse subsequently prevented Griffith from receiving a law license in Utah when he moved there.

Under Utah law, Griffith's only option for obtaining the state license was to pass the state bar exam, an arduous test. He applied to sit for the exam but never took it, Utah bar officials confirm.

Utah State Bar rules require all lawyers practicing law in the state to have a Utah license. There is no general exception for general or corporate counsels. Those who practice only federal law or whose work is solely administrative can avoid the requirement in some cases.

Griffith, 55, has declined to discuss the matter, expected to be a subject of his nomination hearings tentatively scheduled next week.

But a Justice Department spokesman said Friday that Griffith sought advice from Utah State Bar officials when he inquired last year about getting a license, and followed their suggestions for avoiding missteps.

"The Utah State Bar advised him that to the extent that his duties as general counsel involved giving legal advice, he ought to closely associate himself with a Utah bar member," Justice Department spokesman John Nowacki said. "It has been Mr. Griffith's practice to closely associate himself with a Utah bar member when giving legal advice."

Nowacki declined to comment on whether the state bar advised Griffith to take the exam. Sources familiar with a letter the state bar wrote to Griffith last year say bar officials recommended that Griffith take the exam.

Pardon me for whiney Doug,

But, I do not believe you would practice law without a license.
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http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/....ap/index.html

"Several Republicans, speaking on condition of anonymity, said GOP senators were in no mood to rearrange the Senate's schedule on Tuesday to accommodate the Democratic presidential contender. Meeting at their weekly lunch, several Republican senators said the GOP, as the majority party, should not go out of its way to assist Kerry.

The issue also came up on the Senate floor Tuesday, when Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota said Frist had personally told him "that he didn't want to accord Sen. Kerry the opportunity to vote today knowing, of course, Sen. Kerry was here today."
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Kerry is only there a couple of days a year - it should be a special event.
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I'd love to see how much Bush was present as Governor of Texas when he was running for President the first time. Of course, the joke is that it was only a four hour a day job anyway.

This is party politics, plain and simple.

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Congress saw between 2,000 to 10,000 bills introduced on average during the 1990’s, and of these, only 250 to 2,000 were passed! There are a 100 representatives in the Senate, and 535 representatives in the House. The two separate bodies of government must agree on a bill for it to become law. The strength of a bill comes from the House, and the Senate normally only cleans up a bill before it is enacted. The Senate’s real powers rest in its ability “to ‘advise and consent’ for all major appointments, such as Cabinet officers, Supreme Court judges, senior military officers, and ambassadors, and it must ratify all treaties by a two-thirds majority. It exercises these powers with enthusiasm.”

By the time Kerry’s campaign swung into full gear, all major appointments had been made, and all major treaties had been decided. Also, Bush was on the campaign trail, too! Not much activity in the Senate other than voting on bills. As for those votes, they were most likely already decided in the House.

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Well, now I guess we know why he didn't resign his seat. He's still got it, and he's got four years left in his Senate term.
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President Romney-2008?
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Fine. If we are going to do this, fine. Then I want Romney to sign a document saying he will resign as governor if he runs for president. And I want him to speak out and say Bush should have resigned his governor position to run for president. Same with McCain. And Reagan should have resigned the governorship of California before running.

Don't bitch and moan about someone else making a sacrifice if you are not willing to do the same thing.

PS-- and even if Romney does get Kerry's resignation, it's gonna bite him in the ass. The most likely winner of that seat in a special election at this point would be Barney Franks -- Democrat and gay. Good luck.
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President Romney-2008?

but he is not a Christian.
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