Sunday, July 24, 2005

Roberts Exposed as Federalist Society Member

Last week Ed Gillespie was "correcting" news reports that John Roberts had been a member of the conservative Federalist Society as the White House attempted to sanitize Roberts' history to make him appear to be almost a moderate. The Washington Post has found that Roberts has been listed as a member:
Over the weekend, The Post obtained a copy of the Federalist Society Lawyers' Division Leadership Directory, 1997-1998. It lists Roberts, then a partner at the law firm Hogan & Hartson, as a member of the steering committee of the organization's Washington chapter and includes his firm's address and telephone number.

Yesterday, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said Roberts "has no recollection of being a member of the Federalist Society, or its steering committee." Roberts has acknowledged taking part in some Federalist Society activities, Perino said.

There remains a lot of questions as to what type of justice Roberts would make on the Supreme Court, but one thing's for sure. The Orwellian deception we have seen from the Bush White House for the last five years is extending to his first Supreme Court nomination.


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