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Sen. Leahy Says Ads Criticizing, Supporting Supreme Court Nominee Roberts Are ‘Irrelevant’, USA

12 Aug 2005

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt), the… Senate Judiciary Committee’s top ranking Democrat, this week in an interview with the Associated Press said that advocacy groups that are running television advertisements to support or oppose U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts are ‘wasting their money,’ the AP/Yahoo! News reports. ‘These outside lobbying groups, whether on the right or the left, have become, for me anyway, basically irrelevant,’ Leahy said, adding, ‘They will probably be offended by that, and I am not saying they shouldn’t do what they do. I just wish they didn’t'”