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  •  that's enough (none)
    opposes Griswold? = no confirmation

    opposes Roe? = no confirmation

    vague answers on right to privacy, limits on executive power? pin him down on specifics.

    bad answers or refusal to answer on specifics = more reasons not to confirm

    remember your humanity, and forget the rest

    by human on Mon Sep 12, 2005 at 07:41:05 AM PDT

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    •  it might be enough for you, (none)
      but there's 55 Republicans in the Senate who (i suspect) think differently.

      The vague answer on privacy was due to the vague question on privacy.

      Griswold was decided correctly?

      •  republicans up for reelection (none)
        some may live in states where the fundie voting block will get them elected, but many don't.  

        Platitudinous speeches before friendly audiences won't calm unsettled minds. DMN

        by sophiebrown on Mon Sep 12, 2005 at 08:06:52 AM PDT

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        •  2 come to mind (none)
          Snowe and Chaffee,

          Off course this works the other way too, for Blue senators in Red states, like the 2 Nelsons.

          •  the right to privacy (none)
            can be defended in red states too. Griswold is the litmus test.

            remember your humanity, and forget the rest

            by human on Mon Sep 12, 2005 at 09:06:09 AM PDT

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          •  If Roberts does not... (none)
            give a definitive answer on privacy it could derail his confirmation.

            I think this is the most important question, because if Roberts does not believe that there is a right to privacy in the Constitution or that Roe is settled law then he may face stiff opposition.

            There are 45 Dems + Specter, Snowe, Collins, Chefee + a few other moderate pro-choice Senators like Murkowski who could vote no.

            The right to privacy is, in my view, a make or break question.

            This post is not to be misconstrued as associated with political fundraising or any other campaign activity. This post is general commentary of current events.

            by RichardG on Mon Sep 12, 2005 at 09:33:33 AM PDT

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            •  agreed (none)
              It SHOULD be a make or break issue, at least. And grounds for filibuster, especially on the replacement for O'Connor. Our Democratic senators have the power to make it so. Let's hope they realize that this one is worth fighting for.

              remember your humanity, and forget the rest

              by human on Mon Sep 12, 2005 at 12:00:02 PM PDT

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