Thursday, July 15, 2004

...And a Misogynist

DAY 72: On Tuesday the Senate confirmed Bush judicial nominee J. Leon Holmes to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas in a 51-46 vote. Holmes has written that abortion is akin to the holocaust. He also said that concern for rape victims is a red herring because conceptions from rape occur with approximately the same frequency as snowfall in Miami. In an article he co-authored with his wife, he said a wife has an obligation "to subordinate herself to her husband" and "to place herself under the authority of the man." Holmes' judgeship is a lifetime position. (Source:, Chicago Tribune Online Edition, July 7, 2004. Neil A. Lewis, "Senate OKs Bush judicial pick: 3 Republican women vote 'no' in fierce debate," Chicago Tribune Online Edition, July 7, 2004., People For the Am.)

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