For Jesse Jackson, Bushs ten most "radical" judicial nominees stand (or sit) ready to jeopardize "Our entire way of life." This rhetoric adds nothing new to the debate over the nominees, and I might even be willing to accept it as part and parcel of partisan politics. But I cant overlook this mischaracterization:
Bush isnt nominating conservative judges as his father did; hes nominating radicals, vetted by the right-wing Federalist Society, and dedicated to advancing the movements agenda through the courts .... The Federalist Society is dominated by an obscure sect that believes in the "Constitution in exile." Essentially, adherents argue for a return to the 19th century jurisprudence of the Gilded Age -- calling on judges to overturn the New Deal jurisprudence that empowered Congress to regulate the economy, defend workers, protect the environment and consumers, and hold corporations accountable. No, Im not kidding, and neither are they.