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1.11.2006

A Show Involving Dogs and Ponies

The confirmation hearings of Judge Alito drive me insane. Bush is a pro-life president. Bush promised he would appoint pro-life judges. Bush appoints Alito. Yet, Alito can't answer the question of whether he would overturn Roe v. Wade. I loved this exchange: SEN. SCHUMER: Does the Constitution protect the right to free speech? ALITO: Certainly it does. That's in the First Amendment. SEN. SCHUMER: So why can't you answer the question of: Does the Constitution protect the right to an abortion the same way without talking about stare decisis, without talking about cases, et cetera? Unfortunately, the answer is a yawner.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

And we all know that the Clinton appointees were much more responsive to specific questions, right? Give us a break.

Schumer knows that and you know that.

Anonymous said...

yeah that schumer is quite a dog.

Anonymous said...

The subject of abortion is much deeper that Rowe v. Wade. Cases should be considered on an individual bases if you are at that level of jurisprudence. I suppose Rowe v. Wade must be a rather weak decision for it to constantly be a topic of conversation in such hearings. It should be the first duty of a civilization to protect those most vulnerable, but we have failed.

Anonymous said...

Please pardon the above typos.
Roe v. Wade