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Bush leans right in court pick

How right wing is Roberts? MoveOn says very

In nominating John Roberts, the president has chosen a right wing corporate lawyer and ideologue for the nation’s highest court instead of a judge who would protect the rights of the American people. Working for mining companies, Roberts opposed clean air rules and worked to help coal companies strip-mine mountaintops. He worked with Ken Starr (yes, that Ken Starr), and tried to keep Congress from defending the Voting Rights Act. He wrote that Roe v. Wade should be “overruled,” and as a lawyer argued (and won) the case that stopped some doctors from even discussing abortion. That’s why we believe:

“The Senate must not confirm right-wing corporate lawyer John Roberts to the Supreme Court.”

Meanwhile, Congressional Dems sit twiddling their thumbs. God forbid they should actually, y’know, oppose an extreme ideologue like Roberts.

While Republicans are praising President Bush’s Supreme Court (search) nominee, Judge John G. Roberts Jr. (search), most Democrats say they are “keeping their powder dry” until Roberts’ background is thoroughly investigated.

MoveOn already did your ‘investigation’ for you, what more do you need?

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