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Federalist Society Black Helicopters Seen Hovering Over the White House

CNN recently exposed the dark and nefarious Federalist Society whispering incantations into President Bush’s ear as he pondered a new appointment to the Supreme Court. It seems that the Federalist Society’s special ops forces have infiltrated the halls of power. For a calm and neutral assessment of the role Society plays, the CNN reporter turned to Erwin Chemerinsky, a loony leftist at Duke.

“[T]he reality is, given the presence of Federalist Society members within the White House counsel's office and the Bush administration, they are playing a crucial role in selecting judges and likely justices."”

And just what are these constitutional guerrillas up to? Well, the article does say that the group is “conservative,” which in MSM parlance means “quite nasty.” The reporter was apparently snuffed out before he or she could get any details to report, but here at the Seventh Age we boldly dialed up the Society’s webpage and learned the awful truth:

“The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.”

The Federalist Society, it seems, is against the judicial oligarchy that has done so much to advance the liberal agenda at the expense of the democratic process. They do not lobby or author “talking points” memos for the Democrats and the MSM to parrot. The Federalist Society is a forum for anyone concerned about American jurisprudence, from those in the halls of power to dilettante law students (like me). Potential judges and justices do not become conservative candidates for the federal judiciary because they are members; they are members because they are conservative and hold a view that limits the power of the judiciary. It is this disposition that makes them attractive to President Bush as seeks to fulfill his campaign promise of appointing responsible judicial officers that will be faithful to the Constitution. The ultimate nomination of Federalist Society member John Roberts to the Supreme Court reflects this reality.

"They've been remarkably successful in bringing together various parts of the conservative movement," said Duke's Chemerinsky. "I only want the left to have its own Federalist Society."

Alas, the Left does have it own version. Its called the Academy and it features branch offices in every burg and backwater in the nation. The Left has framed the judicial debate for over 75 years. The growth and influence of the Federalist Society is a long-overdue reaction to the leftward lurch of American jurisprudence. Many in the Academy and the MSM just don’t get it. But not to worry. A couple more appointments like Roberts and things will become much clearer.

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