Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Dang Judges, Looking at International Law and Using That Internet Thingy

Stepping up the rhetoric against judges -- a bunch he could face if indicted in an ongoing grand jury probe -- Rep Tom DeLay (R-TX) targeted Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

President Reagan appointed Justice Kennedy, but on FOX News Radio, Rep DeLay said, "A lot of Republican-appointed judges...are judicial activists."

He blasted Justice Kennedy for relying on international law and using the Internet to research cases.

Rep DeLay has been critical of judges in the wake of the Terri Schiavo case where courts repeatedly struck down legislative attempts to prevent the removal of her feeding tube.

He apologized for his statement seemingly threatening judges -- "The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior."

Rep DeLay faces a grand jury investigation back home in Texas on his ties to lobbyists, he's been at the center of a political storm that diluted the House Ethics Committee, and now faces new questions about taking trips that lobbyists paid for.

Amid all this heat, DeLay has been criticizing the mainstream media and liberals for his problems. And conservative groups have been busy opening a second front to take some of the political heat off the number two Republican in the House. (LAT)

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