Throughout his campaign, Governor George W. Bush has been muddling the issue of abortion and claiming he won't use any litmus tests for nominating Supreme Court justices. However, an interview with Tim Russert on NBC's Meet the Press proved very revealing.
During the interview, Bush stated that his two favorite Supreme Court justices are Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Both justices are vehemently opposed to abortion and have been consistent votes on the court for narrowing abortion rights. Additionally, both are opposed to affirmative action for women and minorities. In fact, Scalia has been the strongest vote on the court against minority rights.
"It is shocking that Gov. Bush's favorite Supreme Court justices are the two most anti-women's rights votes on the court," stated Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal in response to Bush's comments on NBC's Meet the Press. "Has he not heard of the gender gap in voting, and does he not realize that the gender gap elected President Clinton?"
Media Resources: Feminist Majority Foundation - December 2, 1999
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Judge Christopher Brasher of the Fulton County Superior Court denied a petition from the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCR), the New Georgia Project and the Georgia branch of the NAACP asking the court to force Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) to process an estimated 40,000 "missing" voter registrations.
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