Thursday, May 31, 2018

Liberals' worst nightmare: a second supreme court pick for Trump

“If President Trump fills another vacancy on the court it will have an enormous effect,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of Berkeley School of Law at the University of California.

“It will create the most conservative court since the mid-1930s,” he added. “It would mean a majority to overrule Roe v Wade and to allow states to prohibit abortions, to eliminate all forms of affirmative action, to eliminate constitutional limits on illegal police conduct.”

From your mouth to God's ear, Erwin.

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Wade-Roe should be overruled. It's a matter for the states or the people, not the federation. The states and the people would be unwise, in my view, to ban abortion but the decision should be theirs. Because the Constitution.

Mind you, it's rather amusing that all the endless uncritical praise (from some quarters) for the Constitution seems to pay no heed to the fact that such vital matters seem to be settled according to the whims of some elderly lawyer. Republic? Democracy? Sorta.

Posted by: dearieme | Jun 1, 2018 10:59:44 AM