49 Total Quotes

Ralph Neas Quotes

We welcome the opportunity to clarify the differences between the right wing ... and the overwhelming majority of the American people.
Ralph Neas
#Majority

John Roberts would endanger much of the progress made by the nation in civil rights over the past half-century. If John Roberts replaces Sandra Day O'Connor, the balance of the court will shift to the right for decades to come, imperiling Americans' constitutional rights and liberties.
Ralph Neas
#Civil Rights

Confirming John Roberts would endanger much of the progress made by the nation in civil rights over the past half century.
Ralph Neas
#Australian Athlete #Civil Rights

Of course membership in or participation in Federalist Society events doesn't disqualify someone from office but it can help people understand the judicial philosophy of the nominee, ... The Federalist Society likes to pretend it's just a debating club, but for last 20 years it has been at the forefront of the efforts to push a right-wing counterrevolution in the courts and undo decades worth of precedent.
Ralph Neas
#Events

We do not believe voters gave President Bush a mandate to turn back the clock decades on so many of our legal protections.
Ralph Neas
#Australian Athlete #Believe

He's very valuable to us. As much as I abhor his politics and his abusive, divisive, intolerant rhetoric, many times he reflects what many in the Republican Party are really thinking. ... He's very candid. Most of those on the right wing are not that open and candid.
Ralph Neas
#Politics

He's spent his time talking about baseball, now he's playing dodgeball. I think the American people have a right to know the judicial philosophy of Judge Roberts.
Ralph Neas
#Baseball

Yesterday he talked about baseball. Today he played dodgeball.
Ralph Neas
#Baseball

He has not demonstrated a sufficient commitment to equal justice under the law to be entrusted with upholding the Constitution and our civil rights laws.
Ralph Neas
#Commitment

Once again, Pat Robertson leaves us speechless with his insensitivity and arrogance.
Ralph Neas
#Australian Athlete #Arrogance

I remember friends of mine like Wyche Fowler, Alan Dixon who lost Senate seats, ... They were Democrats who voted for Clarence Thomas.
Ralph Neas
#Democrats

We are disappointed with those Democrats and moderate Republicans who chose to support Judge Roberts despite his long record of working to undermine rights and legal protections, his evasive answers to the Senate, and the Bush administration's continued refusal to release key documents that would have illuminated his record and approach to the Constitution.
Ralph Neas
#Democrats

Attorney General Ashcroft's attempts to smear and silence his critics demeans his office, ... We will not be silenced by Ashcroft's politics of intimidation.
Ralph Neas
#Office

Terrence Boyle is a judicial disaster. He has the worst reversal rate of all the district judges nominated by President Bush. Senators should take a careful look at Judge Boyle's record and vote to stop him from taking a powerful lifetime appointment on the appeals court.
Ralph Neas
#Disaster

This is a debate about two completely different judicial philosophies. It's not about a litmus test issue. It's not about one or two issues. It's about literally dozens of issues that are part of a judicial philosophy.
Ralph Neas
#Debate

There is growing evidence that the confirmation would move the court dramatically to the right, and that is information that the senators did not have before the end of July,
Ralph Neas
#Information

The events of the past week have only underscored that we need Supreme Court justices who value the role of the courts in protecting individuals' rights and freedoms, who understand the nature of discrimination and its continuing impact on our country, and who will uphold the role of the federal government in preserving those rights and acting to protect the common good.
Ralph Neas
#Events

The nation will be shaped for decades by decisions that are made by President Bush and the Senate about the future of the Supreme Court.
Ralph Neas
#Australian Athlete #Senate

[People for the American Way distanced itself yesterday from the actor's rant.] Chevy Chase's improvised remarks caught everyone off guard, and were inappropriate and offensive, ... It was not what I would have said, and certainly not the language People for the American Way would ever use in discussing any president of the United States.
Ralph Neas
#People

The chief justice has unique power and influence as the nation's highest-ranking judge,
Ralph Neas
#Influence

With life expectancy these days, he could be a Supreme Court justice for seven or eight or nine presidential terms. That's why we have to take these nominees so seriously - because they're going to have a dramatic impact on the daily lives of all of us, all Americans and our children and our grandchildren.
Ralph Neas
#Justice

It's an open-minded country right now. The hearings always decide what happens to the nominee, and I believe we're in store for a very spirited and robust confirmation process.
Ralph Neas
#Country

Part of the story at this point is keeping the next nomination in mind. We want to be sure we're talking about the right issues.
Ralph Neas
#Mind

John Roberts has spent the last three days trying to hide the ball from senators who are charged by the Constitution with evaluating whether to entrust him with the nation's most powerful legal job for the rest of his life,
Ralph Neas
#Senators

His record, his silence, and the power of the position to which he's been nominated, make John Roberts a dangerous bet — one that senators shouldn't take.
Ralph Neas
#Power

the importance of who is confirmed to succeed Chief Justice Rehnquist cannot be overstated.
Ralph Neas
#Justice