Tuesday, July 29, 2008

more law-breaking from the administration that doesn't care

Alberto Gonzales (remember him? the former Attorney General, the person who is supposed to have the highest regard for the law of the land) and his aides repeatedly broke the law by testing prospective judges with how they stood on “god, guns + gays.”

The activist judges the Republicans so love to discount are exactly what they want in office. As long as they love god and guns and hate gays.

The July 28th edition of the NYTimes reports on a technique developed by Justice Department attorney Monica Goodling called “The Thorough Process of Investigation” whereby the names of candidates for Federal court positions were jointly googled along with words such as abortion, homosexual, Florida recount, or guns.

In forwarding a résumé in 2006 from a lawyer who was working for the Federalist Society, Ms. Goodling sent an e-mail message to the head of the Office of Legal Counsel, Steven Bradbury, saying: “Am attaching a résumé for a young, conservative female lawyer.” Ms. Goodling interviewed the woman and wrote in her notes such phrases as “pro-God in public life,” and “pro-marriage, anti-civil union.” The woman was eventually hired as a career prosecutor.

Bush is going to busy with the pardons in his last days in office.

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