Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Just some info concerning these organizations, please?

It has already been reported that conservative and anti-choice groups such as the frequently aggressive and violent-towards-women-and-doctors-at-clinics--'Operation Rescue' (because that's "pro-life," remember?) and the pro-'Stepfordwife-ism' group 'Concerned Women of America' have given Roberts their endorsement and support to be the next justice on the Supreme Court. Naturally this would alert onlookers, such as pro-women's-reproductive-rights-advocates, who are anxiously concerned that these groups have too much influence over Roberts as he may have close contacts with group insiders . So NARAL Pro-Choice America has sent this "friendly" correspondence to the White House in the hopes of attaining more info on Roberts' legal history with these groups--especially dealing with his anti-Roe work with them.
Dear Ms. Miers:

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, I am requesting records or descriptions of any contacts between your office, the office of Karl Rove, or any other White House employee with any of the groups named below concerning Judge John Roberts prior to his nomination to the Supreme Court.

Given the pressing nature of this information, and the upcoming U.S. Senate hearings on Mr. RobertsÂ’ nomination, I ask that you consider this request on an expedited basis. Surely, the American people have a right to the same information regarding a potential Supreme Court Justice as do representatives of ideological pressure groups.

We request information regarding contacts with any of the following groups:

American Society for Law and Justice
American Values
Christian Coalition
Committee for Justice
Concerned Women for America
Family Research Council
Focus on the Family
Heritage Foundation
Judicial Confirmation Network
National Right to Life Committee
Operation Rescue
Progress for America
Third Branch Conference
Traditional Values Coalition
That's really not all that much to ask for from this White House, is it? Because we all know how forthcoming this administration is when it comes to factual information. ::rolls eyes::