From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


3/7/2003 4:34:33 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
National Alert--Update On Estrada Nomination, More Calls Needed

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

March 7, 2003

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Thank you for your calls to the United States Senate on the
nomination of Miguel Estrada. Mr. Estrada is President Bush's nominee
to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. His nomination process
has been stalled, however, by a minority of Senators who refuse to
allow a vote because they oppose Estrada's conservative views.

On Thursday, March 6, Estrada's supporters in the Senate attempted to
break this filibuster against the nomination. The vote of 55-44 (one
Senator did not vote) was five votes short of the 60 votes needed to
accomplish this.

We do expect there to be more votes on this matter in the near
future. Estrada supporters are standing firm and refusing to withdraw
him from consideration. We need to continue the calls to Senators
opposing a vote on the Estrada nomination.


1. Click on the link below to find out if one or both of your United
State Senators oppose the Estrada nomination:

2. If your Senator(s) oppose the nomination call TODAY OR TOMORROW
and ask them to allow an "up or down" vote on the Miguel Estrada
nomination. Your message may be as simple as, "Our Constitution
demands that the President be given an "up or down" vote on the
Estrada nomination. Please end the filibuster."

3. If your Senator(s) are in favor of the Estrada nomination, please
write or email them a note of thanks. You can go to our website at and enter your zip code to find the contact
information for your Senators.

4. Pass this email on to your friends. Ask others to join in the
fight for constitutional integrity.

For more information on the nomination, visit our website at:

The appointment of federal judges has a direct effect on the
principles crucial to the protection of homeschool freedoms.
President Bush has said that his appointees must agree with a strict
construction of the Constitution. Estrada is believed to fit this
description. We need your help to ensure that the Senate confirms
this judge who supports the original meaning of the Constitution.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.

Very truly yours,

Michael P. Farris
HSLDA General Counsel

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