Skip to comments.Saad Unlikely to See Confirmation Vote
Posted on 05/29/2005 7:04:50 AM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection
As part of the judicial nominee deal made in the Senate this week, the confirmation of Henry Saad (search), whose nomination to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has languished since 2001, has come into doubt.
Aides to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told FOX News that Democrats will filibuster (search) the nomination of Saad and William Myers (search) to the 9th Circuit Court. Democrats say both nominees are exempt from the "exceptional circumstances" clause in the bipartisan agreement.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist acknowledged on Wednesday that the two nominees remain in limbo.
"The agreement for both Myers and Saad is a little agnostic. And that's why I and our leadership did not endorse this agreement by the 14," Frist said, referring to the 14 Democratic and Republican senators who penned the deal...
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I have always said that money talks and bs walks when it comes to the church. If you donate plenty of money you can get away with anything is my thinking.
Yes, I come across this "automatic" excommunication frequently.
It is a convenient excuse, but that's all it is.
A Catholic who receives communion from the hands of his own bishop, or the bishop's representative, is, by a public act of duly appointed authority, a Catholic in good standing, imaginary excommunication notwithstanding.
No, a bishop or priest who does those things is disobeying his superiors. The Catholic politician is still excomunicated.
Saad should sue Reid for his comments regarding the FBI files!
Sen. SMITH (R-NH): In November of 1991, President Bush nominated Lillian R. BeVier, a conservative from Virginia who had testified for Robert Bork. That was her first mistake. Lord help us, she was a conservative, No. 1, in the Democrat years here. No. 2, she testified on behalf of Robert Bork. She was nominated to the Fourth Circuit. Guess what happened to her. Her nomination languished for a whole year. Finally, the committee deep- sixed her at the end of the Bush Presidency--gone, didn't see the light of day. I guess that was unconstitutional. If it is unconstitutional now, surely it was unconstitutional then.
Of course, it is not unconstitutional. You have that right. On the same day, President Bush nominated Terrence W. Boyle to the Fourth Circuit. Again, the chairman put a hold on the nomination for an entire year. It languished in the darkness of Judiciary and never saw the light of day.
Here is an article from 1992. It says: ``North Carolina Judge One of 50 Bush Court Nominations that Won't be Approved.'' It talks about the intentional strategy of Chairman Biden to delay and kill Bush nominees because of the likely Clinton victory. That speaks for itself.
Directions to the Congressional Record of the 2000 debate:106th Congress - Page S1211 - March 7, 2000
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Saad's detractors say he's anti-labor, but he has been endorsed by the United Auto Workers and, in the past, by the AFL-CIO. ...
Other analysts speculate that it is payback for an e-mail in which Saad complained about Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow stalling his nomination.
"This is the game they play," Saad wrote to a friend. "Pretend to do the right thing while abusing the system and undermining the constitutional process. Perhaps some day she will pay the price for her misconduct."
Inadvertently, Saad sent that e-mail to Stabenow herself. He quickly apologized, but the damage was done. ...
One Republican senator told FOX News: "The president is going to lose a few, just like every other president."
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