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Wall Street Journal Reports on ACLJ Efforts to End Judicial Filibusters

Todays Wall Street Journal is running a lengthy article concerning our role in the debate over filibuster reform and in the confirmation of President Bushs judicial nominees.  In our view, the reporter did an exceptional job of capturing the flavor of not only the interworkings of government, but also the central role that we are playing at the American Center for Law and Justice.  As of last evening, all reports of compromise on these issues are over.  It was interesting, though, that under one proposal, Judge Bill Pryor would have received an up-or-down vote on the floor of the Senate.  However, since a number of the other judges would not have received floor votes on the Senate, leadership rejected the compromise.

 

It is anticipated that the issue for the end of the judicial filibuster could be raised as early as this evening.  As I mentioned yesterday, our offices have already prepared the necessary documents concerning any potential legal action that might be taken.  We have also circulated a memorandum of law regarding the exact procedures that would be utilized to break the filibuster.  Obviously, this will be a topic of discussion on our radio broadcast this afternoon. 

 

At the same time we are working on the judges issue, we are also concentrating on the two new cases against Planned Parenthood and the impact those cases have on the right to speak out on the abortion issue.  In addition, I am authorizing the commencement of litigation against the Virginia Board of Education concerning the issue of the Virginia Standards of Learning exam which disparaged Christianity.  In fact, the exact question utilized church membership as an example of what does not constitute good citizenship.  This is an outrageous statement and one we are working on aggressively. 

 

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