Wow Bush sure does know how to pick them:
Key Democrats denounced Terrence Boyle on Capitol Hill Monday and Tuesday, after a Salon report revealed that the controversial judge, nominated to one of the nation’s highest courts by President Bush, violated federal law on conflicts of interest. As the debate over Boyle heated up, the White House acknowledged that Boyle should have recused himself in cases involving companies in which he owned stock — but continued its support of the nominee.
Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the ranking Democrat of the Judiciary Committee, blasted Boyle on the floor of the Senate Monday, calling him “somebody who has violated every judicial ethic you can think of.”
Leahy called it “chutzpah beyond all understanding” that Boyle, in one case, bought stock in General Electric while presiding over a lawsuit against the company — and just two months later threw out most of a disability claim against the company. “Now, in the first year of law school you might get an example like this because it is so clear-cut and easy to understand,” Leahy said. “This is amazing — amazing — notwithstanding all the other conflicts of interest he had in other cases. Whether or not it turns out that Judge Boyle broke federal law or canons of judicial ethics, these types of conflicts of interest have no place on the federal bench.”
What amazes me is that Boyle in fact did this, the White House has admitted that he did it and should have recused himself from the case, yet they continue to support him. The Republicans will not be happy until they have every single branch of our government as corrupt as they are. Once that happens then America as we know it is gone.