Carol Platt Liebau: On Roberts & <i>Romer</i>

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

On Roberts & Romer

A few minutes ago, Hugh Hewitt interviewed Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of The American Center for Law and Justice and a man of unimpeachable conservative credentials. (Transcript here.)

Questioned by Hugh about Roberts' work on the Romer case, Jay Sekulow noted that such help is routinely given by the [fairly small] Supreme Court bar -- even to litigants with whom they disagree.

Sekulow revealed that he, in fact, had offered advice to Michael Newdow (of the infamous effort to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance case). His pointers to Newdow don't signal agreement with Newdow's position -- no more does Roberts' advice to the Romer advocates indicate his.


Blogger Mr. Twister said...

There is one simple way to establish that Judge Roberts is himself "a man of unimpeachable credentials." The Bush administration should promptly release all of Judge Roberts (non-classified) work product from his days as Solicitor in the Bush 41 administration.

Ken Starr established during the Whitewater investigation that the Solicitor works for the people of the United States and not the President. The 8th Circuit held at that time that the Solicitor's work product is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

President Bush has seen Judge Roberts opinions in making his nomination. The Senate, as a Constitutionally co-equal partner in judicial nominations is entitled to see the documents so they can make an informed decision.

Why won't the Bush administration release the documents? What is the administration hiding?

7:09 PM  

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