Black conservative press releases and news commentary


For Release: July 20, 2005

Contact: David Almasi at 202/543-4110 x11
or [email protected]

 

Black Activists Applaud Roberts for Supreme Court

New Project 21 Task Force Addressing Judiciary Issues Announced


The selection of Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. is being commended by members of the black leadership network Project 21.

"Judge Roberts is a superb pick for the Supreme Court," said Project 21 member Peter Kirsanow. "His integrity, intellect and judgment are unassailable."

Project 21 member Lisa Fritsch added: "In selecting Judge Roberts, President Bush has proven once again that polls and ad campaigns are not driving his decisions. This judge is a respected representative of sound and balanced jurisprudence."

Project 21 members hope the Senate will avoid the political wrangling that has plagued judicial nominations over the past few years.

"We can only hope that the Senate will not turn this process into a political three-ring circus," said Project 21 member Jerry Brooks. "President Bush should be able to have him nominees considered in the same timely manner enjoyed by his predecessors. This is a golden opportunity for senators to show decorum as well as common sense."

Project 21 has formed a Judicial Task Force to address issues of judicial nominations and questions of Constitutional law. Members are available for public comment on issues related to the U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts. Members include:

PRINCIPALS

· Cheryl Harley LeBon is a former counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
· Brian Jones is a former general counsel to the Department of Education and a former Senate Judiciary Committee staff member.
· Peter Kirsanow is a labor lawyer and sitting commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

MEMBERS

· Anthony Anderson is a prison youth counselor.
· Jerry Brooks is a former public affairs television show host.
· Reverend Steven Craft is a reformed convict turned prison minister.
· Marc Elcock is an attorney for the Iowa House of Representatives.
· Lisa Fritsch is a freelance writer and speaker.
· Day Gardener is the director of Black Americans for Life.
· Eddie Huff is an insurance agent and host of the Newblackthought blog.
· Michael King is the host of the popular "Ramblings Journal" blog.
· Charles Johnson is a criminal defense attorney and former professional football player.
· Darryn "Dutch" Martin is a frequent contributor to Townhall.com.
· Kevin Martin is an environmental contractor.
· Mychal Massie is a columnist and talk show host.
· Geoffrey Moore is a graduate student in business.
· Council Nedd II is a health care consultant and ordained minister.
· Donald Scoggins is the founder of the Frederick Douglass Republican Leadership Forum.
· Ak'Bar Shabazz is a business consultant.
· Bishop Imagene Stewart runs a shelter for battered women and is a talk radio host.

Project 21 takes no position on the confirmation of any particular judicial nominee, but believes that it is in the best interest of the United States that judicial vacancies are filled with appropriate speed.

Project 21 takes no position on the confirmation of any particular judicial nominee, but believes that it is in the best interest of the United States that judicial vacancies are filled with appropriate speed.
Project 21, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, has been a leading voice of the African-American community since 1992. For more information, contact David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 x11 or [email protected], or visit Project 21's website at http://www.project21.org/P21Index.html. New Visions Commentaries can be found at http://nationalcenter.org/P21NewVisions.html.

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