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CourtZero.org petition regarding Senator Arlen Specter

77 Signatures Goal: 100

WHEREAS Senator Arlen Specter is presumed to be the next chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, with enormous power over the appointment of federal judges; and WHEREAS Senator Specter led the way in the destruction of Judge Robert Bork, thus enabling the transformation of the confirmation process into a mechanism to exclude judges who respect the Constitution more than political pressure; and WHEREAS Senator Specter has consistently worked to mute the voice of the people in sensitive social issues; and WHEREAS Senator Specter recently took the occassion of the President\'s re-election to warn the President that he (the President) should be mindful not to nominate any judges who might consider returning the debate over abortion to the people: THEREFORE we the undersigned believe that Senator Specter\'s recent words are wholly consistent with his past conduct in the Judiciary Committee; and THEREFORE we the undersigned believe that Senator Specter is demonstrably biased in his assessment of judicial nominees, and thus threatens the independence of the judiciary; and THEREFORE we the undersigned believe that requiring \"caution\", before the fact, on the part of the President and his potential nominees is an overt threat and is antithetical to our system of separate and independent branches of government; and THEREFORE we the undersigned believe that Senator Specter\'s past conduct and recent statement demonstrate a disregard for the voice of the electorate; we are thus RESOLVED that we demand of the Republican leadership of the United States Senate not only to appoint another to chair the committe, but to remove Senator Arlen Specter from the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate.

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Signatures

  • 9 years ago
    Stephen Lint United States
    9 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    Victoria Esposito United States
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    Janel Lessing United States
    10 years ago
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    Charles Podlesny United States
    10 years ago
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    Harold Alexander United States
    10 years ago
  • 11 years ago
    Anthony di Varmo United States
    11 years ago
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    Marcos Cruz United States
    11 years ago
  • 11 years ago
    Connie Baker United States
    11 years ago
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    Nancy Lubofsky United States
    11 years ago
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    Tony Bartlett United States
    11 years ago
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    Marie Baird United States
    11 years ago
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    Howard Baird United States
    11 years ago
  • 11 years ago
    Kathleen Post United States
    11 years ago
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    John Post United States
    11 years ago
  • 11 years ago
    John Haddad United States
    11 years ago
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