Monday, April 25, 2005


You thought the fillbuster-buster was a cynical gambit? Today's Los Angeles Times carries a chilling account of evangelical leaders' plans to use their congressional allies to harrass judges off the bench by stripping them of their staffs, administrative budgets, and such, and then to "reconstitute" their courts once the heathen jurists have quit in frustration.

The story is based on an audio tape of a March conference attended by Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and Focus on the Family founder James Dobson; House and Senate majority leaders Tom Delay and Bill Frist spoke at the gathering.

[Perkins] said that instead of undertaking the long process of trying to impeach judges, Congress could use its appropriations authority to "just take away the bench, all of his staff, and he's just sitting out there with nothing to do."

These curbs on courts are "on the radar screen, especially of conservatives here in Congress," he said.

Dobson, who emerged last year as one of the evangelical movement's most important political leaders, named one potential target: the California-based U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

"Very few people know this, that the Congress can simply disenfranchise a court," Dobson said. "They don't have to fire anybody or impeach them or go through that battle. All they have to do is say the 9th Circuit doesn't exist anymore, and it's gone."


On top of all this...the bastard Republicans can now break a filibuster... !!!


At 10:28 AM, Anonymous Joe said...

Down here in Mississippi Dr. James Dobson does a morning affirmation every fucking day on the early morning local news.

its called "Focus on the Family"

Dobson is also an open and political creationist.

gotta love conervativitism....lets all just step back in social and economic progression by about 35-40 years.


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