Frank Rich on Why Gonzales Wasn’t Nominated

As White House counsel, he was the one first notified that the Justice Department, at the request of the C.I.A., had opened an investigation into the outing of Joseph Wilson’s wife. That notification came at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2003, but it took Mr. Gonzales 12 more hours to inform the White House staff that it must “preserve all materials” relevant to the investigation. Continue reading

Kennedy, Durbin Gearing Up for Fight on Roberts’ Nomination

Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, indicated that he intended to question Judge Roberts closely not only about “privacy rights,” but also about his views on the clause of the Constitution that authorizes the government to regulate interstate commerce. Is there a Specter/Roberts connection in the documents the White House will not release? Continue reading

Senator Ted Kennedy Holds Conference Call with Bloggers on Sandra Day O'Connor's Resignation

1 July 2005 Senator Ted Kennedy just held a conference call with a group of liberal bloggers to discuss Sandra Day O’Connor’s resignation. After thanking everyone for joining the call, Senator Kennedy said, “We could not have anticipated what we are facing.” Kennedy has participated in over 20 Supreme Court … Continue reading