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A $100 Million Court Fight?

Groups launch new ads only hours after Supreme Court vacancy announced. Each side portrays the other as extreme, even before a nominee is named.

A Premature Attack

Pro-Bush group’s ad faults Democrats for criticisms they haven’t yet made, about a Supreme Court nominee who hasn’t been named, to a vacancy that doesn’t yet exist.

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Estate Tax Malarkey

In TV and radio ads two conservative groups greatly overstate the burden that the federal estate tax puts on heirs to a family farm or business.

Are Democrats Causing Delays in Court?

Contrary to a pro-Bush TV ad, Republicans share the blame for “empty courtrooms,” and delays are shorter now than they were before Bush.