The Democratic Daily received the following statement from Ted Kennedy on the nomination of John Roberts as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court: Over the last several weeks, we’ve begun to review John Roberts record and overall fitness to sit on the nation’s highest court in preparation for our hearings on his nomination to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Today, those stakes became greater when the President announced he would make a new nomination of John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the United States, an even higher position. Only 17 Americans have held this position since the birth of our country. The Chief Justice is the most important judge in the country, with even more … Continue reading
BAGHDAD, Sept. 5 — Abu Musab Zarqawi’s foreign-led Al Qaeda in Iraq took open control of a key western town at the Syrian border, deploying its guerrilla fighters in the streets and flying Zarqawi’s black banner from rooftops, witnesses, residents and others in the city and surrounding villages said. Continue reading
A professor at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge describes Katrina’s damage to the lawyers, courts, clients and prisoners and ponders how justice can be salvaged. Continue reading
Dan Wasserman – September 1, 2005
Rep. John Lewis, U.S. congressman from the Fifth District of Georgia calls for a Marshall-type plan to rebuild New Orleans in an OP/ED in Newsweek. Of the response from the Federal Government Lewis says, “But this is America. We’re not a Third World country. This is an embarrassment. It’s a shame. It’s a national disgrace.” Lewis encourages Americans to rise up and speak out…
Three words, three simple words… GOD HELP US. Dave Martin / AP A makeshift tomb on a New Orleans street corner Sunday contains a body that had been lying on the sidewalk for days in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
UPDATED (4:00 pm, pst)… WE’RE GETTING CONFLICTING REPORTS ON THIS STORY: First report was up to 8 were shot at by police on the bridge. Then Fox reported that those shot were contractors sent to repair the bridge. Now Fox reports: Police shot and killed some gunmen who had fired upon a group of contractors traveling across a city bridge on Sunday on their way to make repairs.
Just a few minutes ago I was in the grocery store, picking through fresh green beans, trying to ignore the two guys next to me who were dishing, loud, about New Orleans. The guys were probably in their 60′s. They were talking about how dumb it was to live 30 feet below sea level, about all the people that stayed despite warnings to leave. Then one of the men said, “I don’t feel at all sorry for any of those people.”