Monday, July 25, 2005

Judge Roberts - Federalist Society

Rundown of Roberts and his Federalist Society connections.

He can't seem to remember if he is a member of the FS. From the Guardian,

Whether he's a member or not shouldn't matter, said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.

``Obviously it wasn't central in his life. But it's not like being a member of the Communist Party,'' Cornyn said after meeting Roberts. ``The Federalist Society is an organization that hosts debates from people with a lot of different viewpoints. I think serves a very useful purpose for lawyers and people interested in these viewpoints. But I don't think that should be a limiting factor at all.''

Then why are it's members too afraid or ashamed to admit they either belong to it, or even what it stands for? Could it be an ultraconservative judicial group bent on returning the US to the 1930s? That is what being an originalist means, right? Or is he a constructionist? So it isn't that simple, but I don't like either, and if you like clean air, a 40 hour workweek, the right to vote and have it counted, then you shouldn't.

But he is mentioned as a member in a speech about the FS.

Is this another definition of "is" deal that the RNC has become so fond of lately? Sort of like the definition of treason?

by Robster @ 7/25/2005 09:40:00 PM PERMALink