Monday, July 25, 2005

Senators Wary of Catholics on the SCOTUS

Cro-Magnon senators from both parties are wanting to know, essentially, if John Roberts is taking his orders from Rome. Republican Senator Coburn and Democrat Senator Durbin asked questions straight from the talking points of the nineteenth century Know Nothing Party and the Ku Klux Klan. According to the Catholic League press release...

"To be specific, Senator Tom Coburn complained last week that Roberts was reticent when asked to explain how his Catholic religion affects his views; the senator said he intends to ask Roberts about this again at their next meeting. Also, in today’s Los Angeles Times, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley says that he has learned that Roberts was uneasy when Senator Dick Durbin pressed him on a related matter: when asked what he would do if the law required a decision that conflicted with his religion, Roberts reportedly said he would probably have to recuse himself."

Read the whole thing. Durbin, who has disgraced himself before this, actually calls himself Catholic and his undergraduate and law degrees are from Georgetown, once rumored to be a Catholic institution.

Memo to John Roberts: Grow some testicles.

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