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View Diary: Adoption Series Part 1 - Bitter Truths (101 comments)

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  •  And the NYT investigation of Robert's own adoption (0+ / 0-)

    There is some talk that Roberts should have recused himself as an adoptive father, particularly since an initial NYT investigation showed that his own adoption of two Irish children through a South American country may have been done illegally.  The NYT called off the investigation to protect the children, but the Tea Party and ilk have broadcast it far and wide that Robert's illegal adoptions were used as blackmail fodder by Obama, allowing him to pressure Roberts into a yes vote on the ACA.  It's a bit far out there, but it looks like Roberts did engage in an illegal adoption (Irish children cannot be adopted by non-Irish residents) which would bias him against any sort of paternal rights case (but I guess you can't recuse yourself if it means admitting to your own illegal activities).  Thomas's adoption(s) appear to be above-board so there was no need in his case.

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