Skip to comments.Biden: Dems Will Filibuster Janice Rogers Brown
Posted on 07/03/2005 10:52:40 AM PDT by Carl/NewsMax
Sen. Joe Biden said Sunday that if President Bush nominates recently confirmed Circuit Court Judge Janice Rogers Brown to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats will launch a filibuster.
"If [Bush] sent up Edith Jones, I could assure you that would be a very, very, very difficult fight - and she would probably be filibustered," Biden told CBS's "Face the Nation."
In the next breath Biden corrected himself, saying, "I misspoke, I misspoke. Janice Rogers Brown is what I meant to say."
Asked whether that would break the Senate's much heralded compromise last month not to filibuster judicial appointments except under "extraordinary circumstances," Biden explained:
"[The Supreme Court] is a totally different ball game . . . A circuit court judge is bound by stare decisis. They don't get to make new law. They have to abide by [legal precedent]."
Asked if O'Connor's retirement was more likely to provoke a filibuster than would have been the case had the more conservative Chief Justice William Rehnquist retired, Biden responded: "Probably."
as opposed to Supreme Court justices who DO get to "make new law"? Kinda shows his mindset doesn't it?
I'm actually glad they are listing the ones they would fillibuster. someone should run down the list with Biden - Luttig, Garza, Alito, Brown, Owens - let them show their hand early.
Luttig is clearly the best choice - we could put Brown up there, let them fillibuser and smear her, play the race card, withdraw her name, then put Luttig up there.
Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner! How nice of Senator Biden to help the President decide who to nominate.
Hey, what happened to that agreement led by Sen. McCain?
So the SC makes law, eh?
They're not supposed to.
I think all those hair plugs Biden got have destroyed whatever brain matter he had left.
Good thought. I say bring it on now, so we know who to go after in 06.
That agreement wasn't worth the film it was shown on.
There you go Biden. How you like them apples?
Just shows the hypocracy of the left, if she was so bad that they have to filibuster her, why did they make the deal to grant her a floor vote? They would have stuck to their guns and denied her confirmation vote if the fight were a real, idealogical fight. It's her conservatism that's their problem not her ability to adjudicate.
Luttig would get my vote. However, he is a white Christian male of European descent. He will never get the nomination.
If the President wants to nominate the first Hispanic, I don't think it will be Gonzoles but rather Garza. He's a Marine to boot.
All this said, the fact that Biden has shown his cards to expert poker playing President, I'd wager that Janice Rogers Brown has now moved up considerably on the short list.
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