Priests urge Senate to change rules re judicial nominees despite opposition

.- The national pro-life organization Priests for Life continues to urge the Senate to change the rules regarding the President’s judicial nominees, despite comments Tuesday by Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that a change in the rules would mark "an unprecedented abuse of power." "First of all, the abuse of power is on the part of judges who write law instead of applying it,” said Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, in reference to activist judges who have been legislating liberal social policies.

Fr. Pavone also believes that Republicans are currently in government and they should use their power.

He also warned Senators who oppose changes to the process of judicial nominations would likely not be re-elected.

“Senators who continue to obstruct the process by which [judicial] nominees receive a fair and speedy up-or-down vote will have hell to pay in the 2006 elections, and that is a promise," he said.


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