I believe most Americans understand that unconstitutional litmus tests
are not only unethical but will also result in a very chilling effect upon those seeking to serve in the judiciary.
Archbishop Chaput also rejected DeGette's accusation about a litmus test
, "since your own party enforces a pro-choice litmus test
on its potential candidates far more roughly and with far less moral legitimacy.
My traditional understanding as a student of constitutional law actually is that an ideological litmus test
might not be acceptable for judges, either," he says.
They contributed to forcing the party nominee, Robert Dole, to abandon his efforts toward a call for tolerance on the abortion issue and to use the anti-abortion plank as the litmus test
in choosing his running mate.
Protecting children is the moral litmus test
of our humanity,' the President of the Children's Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman, said in her Jubilee Lecture.
Not incidentally, Mercedes also seems to want a litmus test
for a newly completed corporate reorganization that has stripped away layers of bulky management.
But, as Yankelovich points out-and any pollster worth his salt would agree-current events knowledge is not the litmus test
for being able to contribute usefully to the democratic process.
This was, in effect, a litmus test
for the industry, as it clearly and successfully demonstrated the multitude of equipment, processes, and services that carriers will need in order to build a next-generation service delivery platform, as well as the ability to deploy high-quality services across disparate IP networks and borders.
The litmus test
was Santa Clarita's popular winter youth basketball league, in which city residents were charged $93 apiece, while players from Stevenson Ranch, Castaic, Fair Oaks Ranch and other outlying areas paid $121.
The cooling residential market will also serve as a litmus test
for existing condo projects, revealing whether developers built in enough of a cushion for profitability to accommodate the possibility of shrinking sales.
Appeals to voters should not be on the basis of religion, nor should a candidate's religious beliefs be a litmus test
for public office.
I believe [the senators] established a litmus test
based on a difference of religious perspectives," Wilson said.
The Episcopal church has no ideological litmus test
for overseas partners and has 'punished' no one for holding different opinions of church order.
Of course, there are plenty of pro-choice Catholics, including some of the Democrats who opposed Pryor's confirmation; the argument, however, is that an abortion-rights litmus test
effectively disqualifies "serious" Catholics from federal judgeships.
Catholic Insight has explained this all in detail in editorials and in News in Brief (see "A litmus test