August 10, 2005


Left group refine plans on Roberts (Alexander Bolton, 8/10/05, The Hill)

A coalition of liberal special-interest groups is settling on three major criticisms of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts that it hopes will resonate with two key Democratic constituencies: African-Americans and women.

The coalition, which includes nearly 90 organizations, is organized by Ralph Neas, president of People for the American Way, whom conservatives view as the mastermind behind the opposition to President Bush’s judicial nominees.

By targeting Roberts on issues of importance to blacks and women, the interest groups will make it difficult for Democrats not to pose a strong challenge to Roberts during the Senate confirmation process.

And make it even harder for Democrats to appeal beyond their narrow special interest groups.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 10, 2005 8:27 AM

It's better than that. By shooting their bolt on Roberts they are undermining their ability to mount opposition to the Rehnquist replacement. Erschuerttert--rattled

Posted by: Lou Gots at August 10, 2005 4:40 PM