FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2005
Contact: Jeff Mazzella
CFIF Applauds Robertsí ConfirmationStatement of Jeff Mazzella, President of the Center for Individual Freedom
“It’s a great day for our Constitution and the federal judiciary. John Roberts is going to be an extraordinary Chief Justice.
“Today’s vote proves that conservatives like Chief Justice Roberts are squarely in the mainstream and that the American people embrace the judicial philosophy of fairly applying the law – not legislating from the bench.
“By voting against Chief Justice Roberts, some Senate Democrats, including their leaders, once again exposed that they want partisanship and politics to dominate the judicial confirmation process. To them, a nominee’s qualifications and intellect don’t matter. To them, only liberal judicial activists need apply.
“While the Democrats failed in their attempt to impose their ideological litmus tests on this nomination, they are already promising an all-out war against the President’s next nominee, no matter who it is. Indeed, Democrats are going to pull out all the stops for Justice O’Connor’s seat so they can continue to advance their liberal agenda through the courts even though the American people have repeatedly rejected it at the ballot box.
“The Democrats have threatened the independence of the federal judiciary with their political games for too long.”
The Center for Individual Freedom (www.cfif.org/supremecourt) is a non-profit, non-partisan Constitutional and free-market advocacy organization dedicated to protecting individual freedom and rights in the legal, legislative and educational arenas. For nearly four years, the Center has been a leader in pushing the Senate to hold up-or-down votes on judicial nominations.
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