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Senate Committee Set to Shun Priscilla Owen

"You shall appoint judges...which the LORD your God gives you... You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality... You shall follow what is altogether just...(Dt 16:18-20).

"But select capable men...who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain... Have them serve as judges...(Ex 18:21 -22).

The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote Thursday, September 5, on President Bush's Federal Court of Appeals nominee, Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen. If a straight party-line vote occurs liberal Democrats will have succeeded in killing yet another superb Bush nominee simply because she is a Christian. But the Constitution calls for the entire Senate, not just a committee, to confirm judicial appointees.

--Before Democrats came to power, Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE - a former Judiciary Committee Chairman and a member since 1977) insisted, "[T]he Judiciary Committee is not mentioned in the Constitution... The Senate is. We only in the Judiciary Committee have the right to give advice to the Senate, but it is the Senate that gives its advice and consent on judicial nominations... [I]t is not... appropriate not to have hearings on [nominees], not to bring them to the floor and not to allow a vote."

--Similarly, in October, 2000, now Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said "a nominee ought to get a vote, up or down, within 60 days." Yet Leahy has kept Priscilla Owen and seven other Bush nominees waiting for confirmation over 16 months (see http://www.judicialselection.org).

--Democrat committeemen have dishonestly vilified Owen calling her an extremist and a judicial activist (she voted with the majority of her peers in 90% of her Texas High Court rulings).

--Democrats impugned Owen for arranging a meeting for her pastor with then Governor George W. Bush to discuss starting a prison ministry in the Texas prison system.

--Liberal Democrats repeatedly battered Owen for her ruling upholding a Texas law that requires parental notification when a minor child seeks an abortion.

--Owen, elected to the Texas high court in 1994, was re-elected in 2000 with 84% of the vote. The American Bar Association gave her a unanimous "well-qualified" rating.

Liberals on the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee have shown amazing hypocrisy in their treatment of Bush nominees. Out of their own mouths they have declared their actions to be un-Constitutional. Unless God intervenes and gives one of the Democrats the integrity and courage to what is right, another God-fearing nominee will be scrapped and America will be one more step toward a complete antichrist judicial dictatorship. But God is on His throne!

Please Join Us in Concerted Prayer:

--Lord, we have defied You by choosing leaders who despise You and Your people. Many we have elected pervert justice, show partiality& have no fear of God in their hearts. PLEASE FORGIVE US! HAVE MERCY upon our nation.

--Convict the Senate Judiciary Committee of Sin, of Righteousness & of Judgment. TURN THE HEARTS of the Committee to do right toward Justice Priscilla Owen & America tomorrow. In JESUS' NAME, AMEN (Gen 18:25; Ex 23:2; Pr 31:4-5; Mic 3:9-12; 2 Chr 19:5-7; Job 5:15-18; Lk 18:1ff).

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