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  •  Yay for federal judges (4.00)
    I've appeared before a few.  I always get along with the conservative Republicans on the bench; believe it or not, the only judge I have had trouble with is one appointed by Clinton!

    Let's remember what the federal judiciary did in the Schiavo case:  NOTHING. They swatted the US Congress and Jeb away as if they were flies. Moreover, the Florida judge who had the case was a Republican, if I recall. He stuck to his guns, despite death threats and getting thrown out of his Church.

    Let us also remember that the defendant's involved in the first WTC bombing were tried in a Federal court.  They had vigorous counsel and a public trial. They were convicted.

    There is no reason for holding people for years without charge, without a lawyer.  Bush and his cronies have no respect for the American judicial system.  Even Timothy McVeigh got a trial, and had counsel. We used to be a country where due process pertained to all.

    The best thing about the federal judges is that, despite Bush's attacks, they remain true to the Constitution.  Lifetime appointments insure that they don't have to check the way the wind blows politically before they issue a ruling.  

    We do not rent rooms to Republicans.

    by Mary Julia on Wed Jul 27, 2005 at 01:37:04 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, poo (none)
      We used to be a country where due process pertained to all

      That would be exactly the sort of thing that scares the hell out of the criminals in charge.

      Damn activist judges, trying to convict criminals. Trial lawers, trial lawyers and judges are the scourge of this great nation. Everything should just be decided by Presidential fiat.

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