There has been a serious amount of speculation yesterday and today regarding impending announcements concerning the retirement of Chief Justice William Rehnquist. The Chief Justice performed admirably and heroically in rendering the oath of office to the President last week in
I have assembled a senior research team at the
One of the areas that I am most concerned about regarding the judicial confirmation process is this view that pro-life judges are out of the mainstream. This is not only factually inaccurate but legally indefensible. To say that a judge who has respect for human life and believes, for instance, that a ban on partial-birth abortion to be constitutional is out of the mainstream is a ridiculous statement. We need to insist that Christian judges who are pro-life not be disqualified from serving at the highest court of the land.
I want to encourage you to keep viewing our website and, specifically, our judicial filibuster section. We have worked aggressively to change the rules back to the constitutional format of up-or-down votes of a simple majority. The fact is that right now, the stonewalling of a minority of Senators is thwarting the confirmation process. This needs to change. Senator Frist has indicated that he is in favor of making this change, and our Office of Governmental Affairs in