01 Jul 2005 Constructionists Only, Please, Says Black Group
Project 21 member and U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow has this to say about the new Supreme Court vacancy, following the announcement today by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor:
I’m confident that the President will nominate someone with integrity and wisdom who understands that the proper role of a Supreme Court justice is to interpret the text of the Constitution, rather than, as Justice Thomas put it, promote ‘the faddish slogans of the cognoscenti.’
Project 21 member Mychal Massie adds:
We are not looking for a liberal or a conservative jurist to replace Sandra Day O’Connor. We are looking for a strict constructionist. We are looking for someone who can uphold the Constitution, not rewrite it.
Project 21’s entire press release can be read here.