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Video Ad Against Extremist Judges

Clearly the President has nominated exceptional judges: exceptional for the threat they pose to our fundamental freedoms.

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Judges Ad Script and Citations

President Bush promised to nominate federal judges "exceptional for their humanity" & not judges who would threaten our basic American rights:

But Bush nominee William Pryor called Roe versus Wade an "abomination..."
     -- Remarks to the National Federalist Society, 1997

Charles Pickering called a cross-burning a "drunken prank."
     -- United States v. Thomas, 1994

Jay Bybee advised that the President could ignore laws forbidding torture.
     -- The Washington Post, 6/22/04

Carolyn Kuhl ruled that a woman's right to privacy was not violated by the doctor who invited a drug salesman to sit in on her breast exam.
     -- Azucena Sanchez-Scott v. Alza Pharmaceuticals, 1999

Jeffrey Sutton said the Americans with Disabilities Act "is not needed."
     -- University of Alabama v. Garrett, 2001

Janice Rogers Brown accused senior citizens on social security of "cannibalizing" their grandchildren's future.
     -- Speech to the Institute of Justice, 2000

And William Myers compared the government's role in protecting public lands to King George's "tyrannical" rule over the American colonies.
     -- Western Ranchers Fed Up with Feds Forum, 1996

Clearly the President has nominated "exceptional" judges - exceptional for the threat they pose to our fundamental freedoms.
(202-224-3121)

Please tell your Senators to stand firm and not to confirm nominees like these.

Paid for by the Coalition for an Independent Judiciary.

Additional nominees in web version

But Bush nominee William Pryor called the Voting Rights Act is a "threat" and Roe versus Wade an "abomination..."
     -- Testimony, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, July 15,1997;
     Remarks to the National Federalist Society (Oct. 16, 1997)

J. Leon Holmes argued a wife should "subordinate herself to her husband."
     -- "Gender Neutral Language: Destroying an Essential Element of our Faith," Arkansas Catholic , 1997

Claude Allen criticized an elected official because of his "ties with queers."
     -- NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 19, 1984,

Full Ad Citations

President Bush promised he would nominate federal judges "exceptional for their humanity and integrity." President George W. Bush, White House, May 9, 2001

William Pryor has criticized the Voting Rights Act as a "threat," called Roe v. Wade "the worst abomination of constitutional law in our history."
Testimony of Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee of the Constitution, Federalism and Property Rights (July 15,1997) and Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor, "Federalism and the Court: Do Not Uncork the Champagne Yet," Remarks before the National Federalist Society, Oct. 16, 1997

J. Leon Holmes wants a wife to "subordinate herself to her husband."
Leon Holmes and Susan Holmes, Gender Neutral Language: Destroying an Essential Element of our Faith, Arkansas Catholic, April 12, 1997 at 10.

Jeffrey Sutton says "The Americans with Disabilities Act is not needed."
Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama v. Garrett, 531 U.S. 356 (2001), oral argument transcript (pdf), p. 24.

Claude Allen criticized an elected official because of his "ties with queers"
Tom Wicker, In the Nation; The Ugliest Campaign, The New York Times, Oct. 19, 1984, at A-35.

Janice Rogers Brown says senior citizens cannibalize their grandchildren through social security and other safety net programs.
Janice Rogers Brown, Fifty Ways to Lose your Freedom, speech at the Institute for Justice, Aug. 12, 2000, at 2.

Carolyn Kuhl believes that a doctor who allowed a drug company salesman to watch a woman's breast exam did not violate her right to privacy.
Azucena Sanchez-Scott v. Alza Pharmaceuticals, No BC 214585, LA Superior Court, Oct. 12, 1999.

Charles Pickering claims that burning a cross on someone's front lawn was "a drunken prank."
The Sentencing Hearing Transcript, United States v. Thomas, Criminal Action No. 2:94cr3PR S.D Miss. Aug. 15, 1994

Jay Bybee questioned whether Congress had the power to forbid the President from ordering detainees to be tortured.
Bush Administration Documents on Interrogation, The Washington Post, June 22, 2004

William Myers compares the government's management of public lands with King George's "tyrannical" rule over the American colonies.
William Myers, Western Ranchers Fed Up with Feds, Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy, Winter, 1996 at 22

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