From article below:
"U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of Greenville called O’Connor “a jurist of great integrity, skill and experience.” He commended her for her “noble contribution” to the judicial system.
"CFR member Sandra O'Connor was a known pro-abort before Ronald Reagan nominated her. She, along with two other Reagan-Bush appointees (Kennedy and Souter) upheld Roe v. Wade in 1992 in the 5-4 Casey vs. PP decision which came within one vote of overturning Roe v. Wade !! O'Connor was part of the 'Sodomy Six' that voted 6-3 to overturn the Texas anti-sodomy law in the June 2003 Lawrence decision. And most recently, anti-Christ O'Connor voted against BOTH the Kentucky and Texas displays of the Word of God, the Ten Commandments.
Seven out of the present nine US Supreme Court Justices were appointed by REPUBLICAN presidents ("conservatives" Rehnquist (Nixon), Scalia (Reagan), and Thomas (Bush Sr.); as well as "liberals" Stevens (Ford), O'Connor (Reagan), Kennedy (Reagan), and Souter (Bush Sr.)). Only two, Ginsburg and Breyer, were appointed by a Democratic president (adulterer and perjurist Bill Clinton).
Ronald Reagan, adulated by Republicans as Mr. Conservative, nominated a pro-abort, pro-sodomite, anti-Christ, CFR-member to the US Supreme Court. Breaking down yet another Biblical wordview standard of civil government, Ronald Reagan nominated America's first woman to the highest position of judicial civil authority in the land. Whether it be in the family, the church, or in civil government, headship and rulership by women is not a sign of God's blessing, but of His curse upon a people: "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of they paths." Isaiah 3:12
America has been cursed in many ways, for her ways.
That is why we must repent.
"... where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17
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July 2, 2005
Posted on Sat, Jul. 02, 2005
Graham-brokered deal faces its toughest test
Compromise to end filibusters on judicial nominees could collapse on nomination to replace O’Connor
By LEE BANDY
The compromise that U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham helped broker to clear the way for President Bush’s judicial nominees will get its first real test once the White House names a successor to retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
“We’re going to see how well that thing holds together,” said Francis Marion University political scientist Neal Thigpen. “We’re going to see what that thing is made of.
"It could well fold up like a house of cards.”
Because O’Connor is a moderate, her departure gives Bush an opportunity to alter the court, pushing it to the right. Most observers expect him to name a conservative.
Graham is among them.
“I hope he will send over a solid conservative,” said Graham, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider the nominee sometime this summer. “To expect him to do otherwise would be unrealistic. I just hope the Senate will treat the nominee decently and with respect.”
Graham predicted O’Connor would go down in history “as one of the most influential justices to have ever served in the Supreme Court.”
U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of Greenville called O’Connor “a jurist of great integrity, skill and experience.” He commended her for her “noble contribution” to the judicial system.
DeMint hopes Bush names a conservative to the court.
“While some Democrats will attack anyone the president nominates,” DeMint said, “I hope they will give the nominee serious and fair consideration.”
Partisans began arming for a possible confirmation battle months ago, and it was the subtext to the Senate battles over the Democratic minority’s use of the filibuster to block Bush’s lower-court judicial appointments.
Under the compromise agreement signed off by 14 senators seven Democrats and seven Republicans, including Graham future nominees to the appeals court and U.S Supreme Court should “only be filibustered under extraordinary circumstances.”
However, each Democratic senator holds the discretion to decide when those conditions have been met.
In exchange, seven Republicans said they would vote against GOP Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., if he sought to do away with the filibuster in judicial nominations.
“My hope is that when we consider the first nominee the first in 11 years the Senate will conduct itself in a more traditional fashion,” Graham said.
“It will be a real test of the Senate to see if we can rise to the occasion with an up or down vote. A filibuster would be bad for the Senate, bad for the judiciary, and bad for the country.”
Graham has come under fire for his role in the compromise. It was seen as a defeat for Bush and a blow to religious conservatives. They have advocated appointments of more socially conservative judges and put considerable pressure on Frist and Republicans to do away with the filibuster.
Graham has taken it on the chin for reaching across the aisle to work with Democrats.
Graham says that if the Democrats start to filibuster again, he will support Frist and vote to cut off debate.
“I think we’re in for some nasty sledding,” said Clemson University analyst Bruce Ransom.
Moveon.org, a liberal group best known for scathing ads against President Bush in the 2004 campaign, already has joined the fray. The organization will launch a television ad in South Carolina and three other states calling on Bush not to nominate “an extremist who will undermine the rights of individuals and families.
While the ad does not mention Graham, a Moveon spokeswoman said Graham’s centrist attitudes motivated the group to air the piece in South Carolina.
Staff writer Aaron Gould Sheinin contributed to this report. Reach Bandy at (803) 771-8648 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
© 2005 The State and wire service sources. All Rights Reserved.
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 12:36:05 -0400
From: Covenant News
Subject: BREAKING NEWS!
O'Connor Announces Retirement From Supreme Court
COVENANT NEWS -- BREAKING NEWS! -- Friday, July 1, 2005
- O'Connor Announces Retirement
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O'Connor Announces Retirement
Editor's note: Profane Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement Friday. She was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981. By appointing O'Connor, Reagan placed a terrible curse upon the nation. With her positions on abortion and sodomy O'Connor is one of five abominations on the Supreme Court. O'Connor is 75 years-old. Let us pray the LORD allows her to repent of her wicked baby murdering sodomite ways before she dies, least she burns in hell for defiling an office of Power, abrogating its authority and thus bringing dreadful curses upon the nation.