Saturday, June 23, 2007

Precedents Begin to Fall for Roberts Court - New York Times

Stare Decisis my Stare ass.

These two will change everything they can, including Roe V. Wade, which will, unfortunately, not stop abortions. But it will create jobs, for back alley abortion practitioners, while the well-to do just go to Canada or Switzerland or somewhere.

Just simply making something illegal doesn't stop it, especially when the people see how little their own leaders think of the law.

Precedents Begin to Fall for Roberts Court - New York Times:

Both Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. assured their Senate questioners at their confirmation hearings that they, too, respected precedent. So why were they on the majority side of a 5-to-4 decision last week declaring that a 45-year-old doctrine excusing people whose “unique circumstances” prevented them from meeting court filing deadlines was now “illegitimate”?

It was the second time the Roberts court had overturned a precedent, and the first in a decision with a divided vote. It surely will not be the last.

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