Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Will Edith Brown Clement be the Next SCOTUS Justice?

Rumor has it that at 9PM tonight, President Bush will announce his nominee for the United States Supreme Court:

EDITH BROWN CLEMENT -- When she was nominated to that post in 2001, the U.S. Senate confirmed her with a 99-0 vote. She is a devout Catholic and a maritime lawyer. She has ruled to uphold a Texas law that limits funding to health clinics where abortion services are performed. She is pro-defendant in civil rights cases, which means that she has a proclivity to side with the civil rights defenders. Some conservative legal analysts have determined that she is more conservative than Sandra Day O’Connor, but there is no evidence that she would overturn Roe v Wade. Unfortunately for the reproductive rights community and allies, her lack of record on these issues could mask her future intent.

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