Monday, May 15, 2006

Time to vote on Judge Boyle

Observer Washington Correspondent Tim Funk had some inside skinny about the nomination of U.S. District Judge Terry Boyle for the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday morning towards the bottom of his weekly column “Inside Your Washington.” Once again, Judge Boyle’s course to the circuit court in Richmond has gotten trickier to navigate.
Boyle, who once worked for former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C. and who married the daughter of a Helms ally, is regarded by liberals as unfit for a circuit judgeship.
I think they’re wrong, but I don’t have a vote.
What troubles Boyle’s opponents this time, other than that they think he’s conservative and don’t like it, are reports from Salon.com and the Center for Investigative Reporting charging that Boyle had ruled in cases involving companies where he had investments.
I’ve also looked at the stout defense of Boyle mounted by several of his former law clerks, who point out that in one of the cases cited, Judge Boyle ruled against the company and in favor of the plaintiff in a disability case. If that’s a conflict of interests, the company didn’t get its money’s worth.
Still, Democrats may filibuster Boyle’s nomination, which has been pending, off and on, for years. This kind of delay is part of a long and sorry story of both parties opposing controversial nominees and delaying a vote on the floor of the Senate long enough to scuttle a judgeship. Republicans did it to Democrats, Democrats have done it to Republicans, and there’s way to much finger-pointing and not enough voting. No wonder the public is disgusted with both parties.
I’ve sat in Boyle’ courtrooms in Raleigh and in Elizabeth City and watched him handle three high-profile matters – a campaign finance regulation case, the dispute over ownership of North Carolina’s copy of the Bill of Rights and the proposed Navy Outlying Landing Field in northeastern North Carolina – and I’ve noticed a couple of things: He knows more about the cases than the lawyers arguing before him. He gets at the truth. And he surprises people with his independent rulings.
I say it’s time to vote.

8 comments:

FTA said...

Judge Boyle is an honest person, an independent thinker and his case decisions are impartial and just. He deserves to be and should be on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA.

Anonymous said...

tibia money tibia gold tibia item runescape money runescape gold tibia money tibia gold runescape gold runescape accounts tibia gold tibia money runescape money runescape gp buy runescape gold tibia gold tibia item buy runescape money runescape gold runescape items tibia money tibia gold

feilin said...

I like Archlord gold very much. Since I entered into this game, I learnt skills to earn Archlord money. Thanks to archlord online Gold let me know a lot of friends. It is my habit to buy Archlord gold, and I get some cheap Archlord gold from my friends and Internet.

chen said...

Do you know seal cegel? I like it.
My brother often go to the internet bar to buy sealonline cegel and play it.
After school, He likes playing games using these seal online cegel with his friends.
I do not like to play it. Because I think that it not only costs much money but also spend much time. One day, he give me many cheap seal cegeland play the game with me.
I came to the bar following him and found buy seal online cegelwas so cheap. After that, I also go to play game with him.

Lorraine said...

cheap wedding gowns
discount bridal gowns
China wedding dresses
discount designer wedding dresses
China wedding online store
plus size wedding dresses
cheap informal wedding dresses
junior bridesmaid dresses
cheap bridesmaid dresses
maternity bridesmaid dresses
discount flower girl gowns
cheap prom dresses
party dresses
evening dresses
mother of the bride dresses
special occasion dresses
cheap quinceanera dresses
hot red wedding dresses

传斌 said...

replica Watches
replica Watches
replica Watches
fake Watches
knockoff Watches
replica Rolex Watches
replica Breitling Watches
replica Cartier Watches
replica Omega Watches
replica Tag Heuer Watches
replica Bell & Ross Watches
replica Panerai Watches
replica IWC Watches
replica Patek Philippe Watches
replica Chopard Watches
replica Gucci Watches
replica Corum Watches
replica Montblanc Watches
replica Jacob & Co Watches
replica A.Dunhill Watches
replica A.Lange & Sohne Watches
replica Alain Silberstein Watches
replica Audemars Piguet Watches
replica B.R.M Watches
replica Baume & Mercier Watches
replica Blancpain Watches
replica BMW Watches
replica Breguet Watches
replica Burberry Watches
replica Bvlgari Watches
replica Chronoswiss Watches
replica Concord Watches
replica D&G Watches
replica De Witt Watches
replica Dior Watches

lucyliu said...

nike air max 90
nike air max 95
nike air max tn
nike air rift
nike shox r4
nike air max 360
nike shox nz
puma mens shoes
puma shoes
puma speed
nike shoes
nike air
nike air shoes
puma cat
air max trainers
mens nike air max
nike shoes air max
nike shoes shox
air shoes
nike shoe cart
puma future
cheap puma
sports shoes
nike air rifts
nike air rift trainer
nike air
nike rift
nike rift shoes
cheap nike air rifts
bape shoes
jeans shop
diesel jeans
levis jeans

LAN said...

puma mens shoes
puma shoes
puma speed
nike shoes
nike air
nike air shoes
nike air max 90
nike air max 95
nike air max tn
nike air rift
nike shox r4
nike air max 360
nike shox nz
puma cat
air max trainers
mens nike air max
sports shoes
nike air rifts
nike air rift trainer
nike air
nike shoes air max
nike shoes shox
air shoes
Lucyliu IS Lucyliu
nike shoe cart
puma future
cheap puma
nike rift
jeans shop
diesel jeans
levis jeans
nike rift shoes
cheap nike air rifts
bape shoes