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For Release: August 24, 2005

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


Project 21 Members and Other Prominent Blacks Praise Judge John Roberts

National Press Club Event Highlights Minority Support for Supreme Court-Nominated Jurist


Project 21 member Mychal Massie will take part in a Thursday, August 25 press conference to discuss African-American support of the record and beliefs of Judge John Roberts, who was recently nominated to fill the current vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. The press conference will be held at 10:00am in the Zenger Room of the National Press Club (529 14th Street NW, 13th floor) in Washington, DC.

"John Roberts is the type of jurist who represents the beliefs of great Americans such as James Madison and Martin Luther King, Jr.," said Project 21's Massie. "Roberts is someone who can be relied upon to administer our Constitution as it is written and not how he or his political benefactors think it should be."

Other prominent African-American leaders expected to appear with Project 21's Massie include Niger Innis of the Congress of Racial Equality, Robert Woodson of the National Council for Neighborhood Enterprise and Phyllis Berry Myers of the Center for New Black Leadership.

A concern of Massie and others is the ferocity of Judge Roberts's critics and their willingness to distort the judge's record and create false controversy over actions in his past.

"Liberal haters, determined to hold onto power through an activist judiciary, are conspiring to attack Judge Roberts on the most personal of levels," adds Massie. "Even now, rather than engaging in reasoned, cogent debate, they seem all too willing to resort to scurrilous ad hominem attacks on Judge Roberts's wife and children and misrepresenting his record and beliefs. It is the character of the amoral when, being absent of all but objections, these people demean and attempt to corrupt the judicial nomination process with lies, misinformation and histrionics."

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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