Mitt Romney's new 63-member Justice Advisory Committee is led by three co-chairs who can all be described as heavy hitters from the conservative right, according to an article in Friday's Boston Globe.
"One co-chair of what Romney calls his Justice Advisory Committee is former Appeals Court justice Robert Bork, a martyr of conservative legal thought whose 1987 nomination to the Supreme Court was sunk by liberals. The second is Mary Ann Glendon, former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican for President George W. Bush and a passionate opponent of abortion ... . The final co-chair is Richard Wiley, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission during the Nixon and Ford administrations."
In a statement on his website, Romney said, "Our democracy depends on a government that respects the Constitution and the rule of law. Our nation needs a Congress and an Executive branch that are cognizant of the bounds of their powers and a judiciary that will strictly construe the Constitution and refuse to legislate from the bench. I am proud and honored to have the support of an extraordinary group of attorneys and legal scholars. Their deep experience and wisdom will be invaluable as we address the constitutional and legal issues facing the nation."
"Bork is known as a staunch advocate for 'originalism,' a principle that defends the original intent of the Constitution. Reagan nominated Bork as a Supreme Court Justice in 1987, only to have the nomination fall apart in a contentious confirmation battle after left-leaning groups opposed Bork's conservative judicial philosophies."
- Ex-teacher who abused students asks judge not...
- 14 things you didn't know about dreams
- Teen injured in Memorial Day crash dies
- 5 Browns sisters to promote bill on statute...
- 2 killed in auto accident on I-80 in Summit...
- Tino, the king of Hogle Zoo's jungle, is...
- Vernal man accused of beating puppy with a bat
- High school student found dead near Draper...
- Gov. Herbert stepping up pressure on... 44
- Utahns cheer, jeer appeals court's... 42
- 5 Browns sisters to promote bill on... 42
- Ex-teacher who abused students asks... 27
- Utah Attorney General's office moves to... 25
- Grantsville residents tell Prison... 25
- Heavy rains in Utah fail to wash away... 24
- Parents of teen who died in overdose... 17