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Friday, August 05, 2005

Pro bono, eh?

It turns out Mr. 100% White Conservative Nominee has a not-so-conservative history:

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 - Judge John G. Roberts Jr., the Supreme Court nominee, gave advice to advocates for gay rights a decade ago, helping them win a landmark 1996 ruling protecting gay men and lesbians from state-sanctioned discrimination.

Judge Roberts, at the time an appellate lawyer for the Washington firm of Hogan & Hartson, did not write legal briefs or argue the case, lawyers involved said. But they said he did provide invaluable strategic guidance working pro bono to formulate legal theories and coach them in moot court sessions.

Ooh, he "coached them in moot court sessions"--scandalous!

5 Comments:

  • At 7:07 PM, Blogger clonar22 said…

    OK, I'll lay you a wager. Moot Ct. or no, $20 says the guy stays true to form for at least the first 2 years. Any takers?

     
  • At 10:34 PM, Blogger Boinkette said…

    Yeah, probably...

     
  • At 5:41 AM, Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said…

    So is this a good thing or a bad thing, in your opinion?

     
  • At 1:15 PM, Blogger Boinkette said…

    I don't think it's much of either--obviously I think defending gay rights is good, but just because he gave a bit of advice to a gay rights organization doesn't mean he necessarily supports them himself. It could be a ploy to make him look more tolerant than he is. And in any case, it was only one case out of lots of cases he gave free advice to. I don't think it shows much about how Roberts would behave on the bench either way.

     
  • At 12:43 AM, Blogger jurassicpork said…

    Oh, *that'll* make him a fan of Ann Cunter for sure, now...

     

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