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Conservatives eager to put battles in past, unite behind Bush agenda and next court pick
“The conservative movement is more united than ever and looks forward to standing behind a strong nominee in the mold of Scalia and Thomas,” said Jessica Echard, executive director of the Eagle Forum..
Conservative Demise Greatly Exaggerated
The entire debate was conducted in a spirited but civil way. Far from showing the conservative movement dead, dying, or even “on the ropes,” this lively debate was a model for how responsible citizens should conduct themselves in the public square. Conservatives have nothing to be ashamed of.
Announcement of Miers replacement expected next week
Robert Bork on Fallout from Miers Withdrawal
Ithaca, N.Y.: In your judgment, who are the three most desirable persons that Bush should consider nominating to fill the Supreme Court vacancy?
Robert Bork: I haven’t got a list of three, I’ve got a list of about eight and I can’t very well pick three from that group. Ted Olson, Raymond Randolph, a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Frank Easterbrook (also a Court of Appeals judge), Michael Luttig, Jay Harvey Wilkinson, Edith Clement, and Edith Jones. There’s also Samuel Alito.
I think it’s highly likely that the northeast Republicans and quite possibly Sen. Specter will band together against a nominee that might be suspected of wanting to overturn Roe v. Wade. The northeast Republicans are often called moderates. They are in fact Democrats, if not in name, certainly in substance.
Strategist’s bid for Miers drowned out by critics
No one championed Harriet Miers’ Supreme Court nomination more than Jay Sekulow , an evangelical conservative who leads the American Center for Law and Justice, founded by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson . Appearing everywhere from public television to Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network, Sekulow praised her credentials and her Christian faith.
Sekulow, who has been a top adviser to the Bush administration on judicial nominations for months, said he was among strategists who conceded Wednesday night that Miers’ nomination would not succeed.
Sekulow said he also supported Miers’ nomination because she is an evangelical. “This is a big opportunity for those of us who share an evangelical faith in Christianity to see someone with our positions put on a court
Sekulow said this week that he did not know Miers’ view on abortion.