Statement by Matt Foreman, Executive Director
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force:
"This is a sad day for the Supreme Court and for America. Justice O'Connor has frequently been an essential vote and voice of reason in crucial decisions involving basic constitutional rights. We call upon President Bush not to capitulate to the demands of extremists, and nominate a successor who will — like Justice O'Connor — be driven by the law, not reactionary ideology.
"We also call upon the president to honor the advice and consent role the Constitution gives the Senate in the nomination and confirmation of Supreme Court nominees, including meaningful consultation with both parties and supporting a thoughtful, deliberate and thorough review of the nominee's record."
Friday, July 01, 2005
Our 2 Cents (Pt I)
According to Wonkette, SDO has already skipped town on a Northwest Airlines flight. In any case, the town is still buzzing about the broad who has foresaken us to the wolves. Here's a Task Force Statement (nothing from HRC yet, but most offices already left for vacation):
at 12:26 PM