May 19, 2005

Lefkow Blasts Anti-Judge Rhetoric

U.S. District Court Judge Joan Lefkow ...
WASHINGTON -- U.S. District Court Judge Joan Lefkow, whose husband and mother were shot by a man who probably wanted to kill her, too, came out of seclusion Wednesday to say that "harsh rhetoric'' about judges from evangelist Pat Robertson and lawmakers must be renounced.

Members of Congress need to "publicly and persistently repudiate gratuitous attacks on the judiciary,'' Lefkow told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"In this age of mass communication, harsh rhetoric is truly dangerous," Lefkow said. "It seems to me that even though we cannot prove a cause-and-effect relationship between rhetorical attacks on judges in general and violent acts of vengeance by a particular litigant, the fostering of disrespect for judges can only encourage those who are on the edge or on the fringe to exact revenge on a judge who displeases them.'' [...]

"I have come to know scores of judges during my 22 years as a magistrate judge, bankruptcy judge and district judge. Whether a liberal or conservative, I have never encountered a judge in the federal judiciary who can remotely be described as posing a threat, as Mr. Robertson said, probably 'more serious than a few bearded terrorist who fly into buildings.' ''

Referring to liberal judges in a May 1 interview on ABC's "This Week,'' Robertson, a conservative activist, said that "if you look over the course of a hundred years, I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that's held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings.''
Who is more dangerous Judges or Terrorist?

Let me rewrite the question, Who is more dangerous to total ‘Christian’ Conservative control of American, Judges or Terrorist?

Answer: Democrats and independent judges on the courts. The true enemies of Pat Robertson and this ilk are anyone who get in their way of complete power.


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