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#1 13 years ago

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050726/ap_on_go_su_co/scotus_bush;_ylt=AvtoeF8lqo4fbABV_IWBts1h24cA;_ylu=X3oDMTA3OXIzMDMzBHNlYwM3MDM-

WASHINGTON - The White House intends to deny the Senate Judiciary Committee documents from Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' work in the solicitor general's office from 1989-93, a senior Bush administration official said Monday. "They will not be released," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the decision has not been made public.

My only question is: What does he have to hide?




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#2 13 years ago

He probably made some decisions that we all know will piss off the democrats.




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#3 13 years ago

That would be highly illegal here. It would be straight against the Swedish Constitution.

Freedom of the Press & Freedom of expression The other two acts defines the freedom of the press and other forms of expression. They are separated into two separate laws mainly to maintain the tradition of the Freedom of the Press Act from 1766. The Freedom of the Press Act (Swedish: Tryckfrihetsförordningen, TF) has actually been changed several times since its first incarnation. In 1772, 1810, 1812, 1949 and 1982. It was not, however, until the 1810 Act that what we today generally call Freedom of Expression was secured. The 1766 Act held for example that Freedom of Expression was to be uninhibited, except for "violations", which included blasphemy and criticism of the state. The Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression (Swedish: Yttrandefrihetsgrundlagen, YGL) of 1991 is a lengthier document defining freedom of expression in all media except for written books and magazines (such as television, the Internet, radio, etc.) [edit] Public access to governmental documents In the 18th century, after over 40 years of mixed experiences with Parliamentarism, Public access to government documents was one of the main issues with the Freedom of the Press Act of 1766. Although the novelty was put out of order 1772-1809, it has since remained central in the Swedish mindset, seen as a forceful means against corruption and government agencies' inequal treatment of the citizens, increasing the perceived legitimacy of (local and central) government and politicians.




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#4 13 years ago

hehe how ironic how the bringers of freedom wont let these document go...




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#5 13 years ago

There are ways to get them...

Why weren't you guys calling for Kerry to be forthright and release his war records to the public? What did he have to hide? Thankfully, some people actually brought that into the public eye.




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#6 13 years ago

USMA2010There are ways to get them...

Why weren't you guys calling for Kerry to be forthright and release his war records to the public? What did he have to hide? Thankfully, some people actually brought that into the public eye.

Hopefully the public/government will do the same with this robert's guy...




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#7 13 years ago
USMA2010There are ways to get them... Why weren't you guys calling for Kerry to be forthright and release his war records to the public? What did he have to hide? Thankfully, some people actually brought that into the public eye.

The same could be said for Bush, his little 6 month vacation. All records should be released regardless of political feuds. Mack




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#8 13 years ago

If those papers are revealed I'm sure it would spell the end for Robert's supreme court chances. Something is in there that they dont want us to see.




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#9 13 years ago

I think it's a basic human right to know everything that the government you have elected is doing.




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#10 13 years ago

How can they refuse to release something to the senate? It doesn't seem right when a government can bypass safeguards that easily, (although to be fair the only reason it hasn't happened in england is there aren't any safeguards.)




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