Senate Democrats Renew Request for Roberts Documents

The Bush administration has not been at all cooperative with releasing Roberts documents requested by the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Of course, we did not expect any other than a lack of cooperation from the Bush administration…

The eight Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and asked him to reconsider the refusal from the Justice Department last week , “to release material on 16 cases Roberts handled from 1989 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush.”

The Democrats said the documents should not be protected under attorney-client privilege because they were prepared by the U.S. office of the solicitor general (OSG), which was “acting for the American people.” They offered to meet with Gonzales to try to reach an agreement.

“Of the various administration positions he held, his service as the ‘political’ deputy in the OSG may well be the most relevant for evaluating the Supreme Court nomination,” the Judiciary Democrats wrote.

The Justice Department said Friday it had received the Democrats’ request.

The 16 cases cover a wide range of issues, from abortion and affirmative action to school prayer and capital punishment.

Another tidbit on Roberts today in the news:

Roberts Urged Dodging Wallenberg Kin’s Plan

As a Reagan White House lawyer, John Roberts urged the administration to dodge a proposal from the family of Raoul Wallenberg to pressure the Soviets on what they knew about the Swedish diplomat’s disappearance at the end of World War II.

The family’s lawyer, Morris H. Wolff, called Roberts’ conclusion “appalling.”

“The Reagan administration had a unique opportunity to rescue Wallenberg at that very moment. I had credible evidence that Wallenberg was alive and well at that time,” said Wolff, who worked in the Justice Department during the Kennedy administration.

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5 Responses to Senate Democrats Renew Request for Roberts Documents

  1. kj says:

    Just spent 3 hours reading some of the 9/11 transcripts and interviews. My God. And what did we get? The Bush MisAdministration… for another four years.

    In the name of all those people that died, I WANT A TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT.

    signing off before I start to swear.

  2. kj says:

    Oh and by the way, I love Max Cleland. LOVE MAX. {{{Max}}}
    (He was my pick for VP)

  3. KJ

    I have not had the heart to read them. I hardly have the heart some days to pay attention to the news, yet I do… If I didn’t we would not have a Dem Daily! LOL!

  4. Marjorie G says:

    Thanks for the post on Wallenberg’s lawyer, Morris Wolff, who was fired from Wallenberg’s case for incompetence. He is still saying he is Walleberg’s lawyer. Also know to inflate the truth.

    Hubby Alan wrote a book about Wallenberg, RW: The Conspiracy of Indifference, and all the missed opportunities to save him or, definitively, find out about him” US, Sweden, etc. A lot about the law case, which we won, but instead of enforcing, our gov’t worked against it. We would have been confrontational to Russia. Seizing assets, etc.

    I missed the Kerry fest. My antennae usually knows when his greatness and humanity are being discussed. I’ll nod here to my President and first lady here..

  5. kj says:

    Marjorie G! Good morning! (a day late)