Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Attack on the Michigan judge continues

You know, the judge who dared to say the President's warrantless NSA wiretapping was illegal.

Let's see, in the past week we've seen efforts to discredit the quality of the judge's reasoning, a line of criticism that continues today in an op-ed in the New York Times by Ann Althouse, in "A Law Unto Herself." I've heard the opposite opinion of the judge's ruling as well.

That line used by Judge Diggs Taylor, “There are no hereditary kings in America and no powers not created by the Constitution," has certainly irked and motivated the conservative legal community, hasn't it? We've seen the RNC attack her as a liberal Carter appointee. And today we also see that Judicial Watch is publicizing her trusteeship in a civil liberties organization that they argue should have disqualified her from hearing the case. Others disagree.

And here's a link to video of Bill O'Reilly slamming the judge as well. He's particularly over the top, as usual.
"You see, I don't understand Judge Taylor," O'Reilly began the conversation, "maybe you can help me."

"Does she want Americans to die?" O'Reilly asked.
Of course she does, Bill! All liberals want Americans to die, right? So chalk up an attack on her patriotism to boot.

Anything else out there that can be dredged up to atack this judge? When a judge says the President did something illegal, guess the lesson is that she better be pretty damn sure or her life experiences and legal smarts will certainly be fodder for a public working over.