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Re: John Roberts on the Issues

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  • Ram Lau
    Does not look good to me at all. Another Scalia in the making. Ram ... dyn/content/article/2005/07/19/AR2005071902055.html
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 20, 2005
      Does not look good to me at all. Another Scalia in the making.


      --- In prezveepsenator@yahoogroups.com, Greg Cannon
      <gregcannon1@y...> wrote:
      > http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
      > John Roberts on the Issues
      > The Associated Press
      > Tuesday, July 19, 2005; 10:51 PM
      > -- Some of John Roberts' stands on issues that come
      > before the Supreme Court:
      > ABORTION: As a lawyer in the administration of
      > President Bush's father, he helped write a Supreme
      > Court brief that said, "We continue to believe that
      > Roe (v. Wade) was wrongly decided and should be
      > overruled."
      > RELIGION: Roberts unsuccessfully urged the Supreme
      > Court to rule that public schools could sponsor prayer
      > at graduation ceremonies. "We do not believe ... that
      > graduation ceremonies pose a risk of coercion," said
      > the brief Roberts helped to write on behalf of the
      > first Bush administration.
      > ENVIRONMENT: As a judge, he was sympathetic to
      > arguments that wildlife regulations were
      > unconstitutional as applied to a California
      > construction project. The government feared the
      > project would hurt arroyo toads.
      > CRIMINAL MATTERS: His votes on the bench have been
      > mixed. He ruled in favor of a man who challenged his
      > sentence for fraud, then said police did not violate
      > the constitutional rights of a 12-year-old girl who
      > was arrested, handcuffed and detained for eating a
      > single french fry inside a train station in
      > Washington.
      > POLICE SEARCHES: Joined an appeals court ruling in
      > 2004 that upheld police trunk searches, even if
      > officers do not say they are looking for evidence of a
      > crime.
      > MILITARY TRIBUNALS: Roberts was part of a unanimous
      > decision last week that allowed the Pentagon to
      > proceed with plans to use military tribunals to try
      > terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay.
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