I thought his statements before the Jan 6th committee were too slow and boring for many listeners. But this interview with NPR was worth reading. Hard to argue with anything he says to NPR. He makes some good points.www.npr.orgFormer federal judge warns of danger to American democracyNPR's Adrian Florido speaks with retired federal judge J. Michael Luttig about his testimony during a recent Jan. 6 committee hearing.
In his interview with Frontline last week, he stated he is also close to Bill Barr and was even a Trump candidate for AG. So he's very conservative and his statements are consequently even more damning to the Traitor Team.
The reason Judge Luttig was speaking so slowly was because he had a stroke only a couple weeks before the hearing. He felt it important to show up against medical advice due to the gravity of the hearing.
If you want to both-sides this regarding Anita Hill, Joe Biden was chair of the Judiciary Committee which unanimously approved Judge Thomas for a full Senate vote.
In the aftermath of Anita Hill's testimony, the sausage-making part of legislation took place. President GHW Bush dropped his opposition to a bill giving federal employees the right to seek federal damages, back pay, and reinstatement over sexual harassment claims getting them fired or demoted. In the next year, harassment claims against the federal government shot up 50%, and corporations followed the federal lead on sexual harassment. Anita Hill herself says if she had to do it again, she would, and she is proud of what came out of that hearing afterwards (federal protections for women against sexual harassment).
At the time of the hearings, polling indicated that across the country, Anita Hill was not believed by the public as credible. It was only after the harassment bill was passed and widespread sexual harassment was exposed in the federal government and corporate culture did opinion shift in favour of Professor Hill.
In addition, he is a widely-respected judge amongst Republican circles, and now in deep shyte lawyer John Eastman clerked for him.
The committee is careful in that the only witnesses so far called are Republicans or conservatives, to highlight the hilarity of claims the hearing is partisan.
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Screaming Shitball's term and his nepotistic crime family were such a travesty, that even superneocon could see it. ha ha ha got damn GQP!
Fuck that old Fascist. "Judge Luttig helped Clarence Thomas prepare for his hearings v. Anita Hill, he is 23-0 in pro death penalty cases, he made it VA law for teens to get parental permission for abortions & upheld the states ban on ‘partial birth’ abortions." (- Noelf Casler) Men like Luttig got is into this position and he can ef himself.