Maine Politics

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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Time to Call Collins

Snowe has made her opposition to the "nuclear option" to eliminate the filibuster well known, and so have other moderates like John McCain. Susan Collins, however, is still on the fence. Wampum has a bit about each of the contested judicial nominees with links to more information. Here are a couple examples:
Thomas B. Griffith -- has no courtroom experience and practiced law (1998-1999 Impeachment Trial of President Clinton) without a license and practiced law (in-house counsel for Brigham Young University) without a license,

Janice Rogers Brown -- does not believe in the incorporation doctrine (goodbye US Bill of Rights in State courts), and favors a return the Lochner era jurisprudence of substantive due process (goodbye worker protection laws that "violated the right of free contract"),

William H. Pryor, Jr. -- does not believe in (or obey) campaign financial disclosure laws and does not believe the Americans with Disabilities Act is Constutional

Read the whole list here and do something about it.
Call Susan Collins' staffers:
Augusta Office (207) 622-8414
Bangor Office (207) 945-0417
Biddeford Office (207) 283-1101
Caribou Office (207) 493-7873
Lewiston Office (207) 784-6969
Portland Office (207) 780-3575

You can also reach her Washington office at (202) 224-2523. To contact her electronically you can use her webform or try sending an email to (the address her webform points to) or (her previously listed email address).

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Glad to be of use. Monday I'll post notes from a con-call with Sen. Kennedy on the filibuster. I've also posted the PFAW poll data. 

Posted by EBW

4/15/2005 06:42:00 PM


I hear Snowe is slipping on this too. Give both of them a call! 

Posted by Al

4/15/2005 08:19:00 PM


Four Democrats on the Judiciary committee voted for Griffith -- Sens. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), Richard Durbin (Ill.), Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) and Herb Kohl (Wis.). 

Posted by George

4/15/2005 11:18:00 PM



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