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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

 

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Judging the Judges By David Wallace-Wells
Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at 3:53 PM PT

Republican senators are considering accelerating efforts to block Democratic filibusters against judicial nominees, a confrontation that had been expected no sooner than May. Debate has heated up over procedure for judicial appointments and the role of the judiciary itself following a conference held last week by religious conservatives on the dissonance between religion and the courts. Participants called for the impeachment of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, saying the justice "upholds Marxist, Leninist, satanic principles drawn from foreign law," the Washington Post reported. (Sam Rosenfeld has direct-to-blog coverage of the conference at TAPPED, the roundtable of liberal monthly American Prospect). The New York Times reports that both Bill Frist and Arlen Specter think the rhetoric of the struggle has been getting out of hand. Full story.

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