Concerned Women for America is demanding a vote on the nomination of William J. Haynes.
Haynes played a key role in developing the Bush administration’s policy that it had the power to hold both American citizens and foreigners as enemy combatants and deny them the right to challenge their status in civilian courts – a policy that was just struck down by the Supreme Court.
Given all of this, one has to wonder about CWA’s choice of language
[T]he U.S. Senate needs to end the detention of Jim Haynes’ nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. President Bush nominated Haynes on September 29, 2003. The Senate Judiciary Committee referred his nomination to the full Senate on November 19, 2003. However, a two-year filibuster has held Haynes hostage on the Senate floor, keeping him from receiving an up or down vote. Today, Haynes will endure a second hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Are they really trying to compare opposition to Haynes nomination to the Bush administration’s policy of indefinite detention for enemy combatants – a policy Haynes himself was instrumental in creating?