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Bush to Seek More Reactionary Judges
2002-03-21, 12:26 p.m.

Senior Advisor to the President Karl Rove gave a speech in front of the conservative Family Research Council last week strongly suggesting the president’s intention to send more reactionary judicial nominees to the Senate for confirmation to the federal courts. Speaking to an audience of about 250 right-wing Christian activists, Rove discussed the defeat of the nomination of anti-abortion, anti-civil rights Judge Charles Pickering, Sr. to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, saying that the Senate was sending a larger message to President Bush. “This is about sending George W. Bush a message that ‘You send us somebody that is a strong conservative, you’re not going to get him.’” Rove continued, “Guess what? They sent the wrong message to the wrong guy.”

Gee, so much for democracy and listening to the people!

President Bush has announced 28 nominees to be federal court of appeals judges. At least half of them oppose civil rights and women's rights. Ten of the 28 have argued to overturn Roe v. Wade or limit access to abortion.

Tell Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chair of the Judiciary Committee of the Senate, and Senator Tom Dashle (D-SD), the majority leader of the Senate, to oppose judges who do not support women's rights and civil rights.

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