2005 Regular Session
By: Representative Lott
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES SENATORS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT'S NOMINEES TO THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT.
WHEREAS, Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution states the President "shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States"; and
WHEREAS, there is a high likelihood of at least one vacancy on the United States Supreme Court during the 109th Congress; and
WHEREAS, there is a possibility of the need to elevate a sitting justice on the United States Supreme Court to the position of Chief Justice during the 109th Congress; and
WHEREAS, activist judges on some federal courts have frustrated the constitutional structure which prescribes that laws shall be written by elected legislatures; and
WHEREAS, President George W. Bush has expressed his commitment to appoint federal judges who will strictly interpret the United States Constitution; and
WHEREAS, in the past, a minority of senators have used dilatory tactics to prevent a Senate floor vote on several of President George W. Bush's judicial nominees, all of whom were reported favorably by the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That the Mississippi Legislature requests our United States Senators to move quickly to confirm all nominations by President George W. Bush to the United States Supreme Court.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Mississippi's Congressional Delegation and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.