Statement to Judiciary Committee on Alberto Gonzales
OSPC is one of many diverse organizations that issued a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee asking the committee to vote against confirming Alberto Gonzales if he does not assure the American people of his commitment to the rule of law during his confirmation hearings.

January 4, 2005

Organizations Send Statement to Senate Judiciary Committee:
Gonzales Must Assure Americans of His Commitment to the Rule of Law

Washington, D.C.—A diverse group of organizations will ask the Senate to vote against confirmation of Alberto Gonzales if the Attorney General nominee does not assure the American people of his commitment to the rule of law during his confirmation hearings. The group sent a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging the Committee to use the hearings to closely scrutinize Mr. Gonzales’s record, positions and future plans for the Department of Justice.

The Judiciary Committee hearings on January 6 will establish whether Mr. Gonzales is willing to be responsive and forthcoming with answers to questions raised by members of the Judiciary Committee. The statement asserts that if Mr. Gonzales does not demonstrate views fundamentally different from those contained in legal memos he has previously written or approved, there may be no alternative but to oppose the nomination.

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