Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Roberts Artfully Evades Schiavo Controversy

The NY Times is running a retraction after printing an article for which an interview with US Sen.Ron Wyden(D-Oregon) provided the following quote from nominee Roberts, in response to questions on the Schiavo controversy, "I am concerned with judicial independence. Congress can prescribe standards, but when Congress starts to act like a court, and prescribe particular remedies in particular cases, Congress has overstepped the bounds." Wyden characterized that quote as being "word for word." The White House disputed this account. Says Ed Gillepsie, erstwhile NRCC chairman and now White House aide, "In fact, notes taken by a White House aide at the meeting reflect that Judge Roberts said he had not studied the Schiavo case and could not comment on either the case itself or Congress's actions related to it."
Hat tip:SCOTUS Nomination Blog


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