McCain also onboard, but doesn’t rate praise from newspaper
Jon Kyl is worthy of an editorial in today’s edition of the unabashedly far-left Arizona Republic. The retiring Arizona Senator rates commendation for his “statesmanship.” And what makes the newspaper stand up and take notice? The fact that once again, iffy-Republican Kyl has worked ginning up support to install yet another liberal on the already radical 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
AZ Supreme Court Justice Andrew Hurwitz, the man who boasts in this article titled, Jon O. Newman and the Abortion Decisions: A Remarkable First Year, (New York Law School Law Review — see citations on pgs. 8 and 9) that as a law clerk he was responsible for crafting the Newman opinion — the decision which served as the basis for Roe. v Wade.
Just last year, with Kyl‘s support, federal Judge Mary Murguia — another liberal — was sworn in as the newest member of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Among those in attendance? None other than Jon Kyl and Homeland INsecurity Secretary Janet Napolitano, Arizona’s liberal former governor who says with a straight face, “Our border has never been more secure.”
The fact that Murguia’s twin sister is the President and CEO of the racist National Council of La Raza must have been an added inducement for Kyl, an open borders proponent. La Raza‘s two-sentence motto is chilling to everyone who values equal rights for all: “For The Race everything. Outside The Race, nothing.”
Eight so-called Republicans voted in concert with Senate Democrats to provide the 60-vote threshold needed to quash a filibuster attempt of the Hurwitz nomination by pro-life Senators. Check out the U.S. Senate Roll Call votes on the Hurwitz nomination.
Joining Jon Kyl are the usual suspects: John McCain (AZ), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Scott Brown (Mass), Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe (both of Maine), Richard Lugar (Ind.), along with Lisa Murkowski (Alaska). If the issue resonates with Democrats, we’ve seen these RINOs canoodling before.
The 9th Circuit is notably liberal and activist. Last year the U.S. Supreme Court reversed or vacated 19 of the 26 decisions reviewed from the federal court, issuing especially pointed critiques of the court’s handling of cases involving death row reprieves and prisoners’ rights. The 9th Circuit, which is often derisively referred to as the 9th Circus — is frequently even out of step with the high court’s liberal justices, who have joined with Republicans in 12 unanimous rulings.
Here’s how the cozy game of Liberal Round Robin is played: In 2002 Andrew Hurwitz served as the co-chair of Gov.-elect Janet Napolitano’s transition team. She later appointed him to the AZ Supreme Court. In 2008, Napolitano was selected as an advisor to Obama’s transition team. She then rated a Cabinet post. Now Obama has appointed her friend Hurwitz to the 9th Circuit.