Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Judge (to be Justice?) Roberts

This is bad, kids.
This is real bad.

At least Bushie's not trying to override the precedented (constitutional) standard for appointing Supreme Court justices.
But now, our last line of defense for Roe v. Wade before it's inevitably overturned (Roberts has actually argued that Roe was "wrongly decided and should be overruled") is the Senate.
The Republican-majority Senate.
The overly-influenced-by-the-White-House Senate.
The Senate where most Democrats are too fucking spineless to actually stand up for leftist values (i.e. pro-choice).

Thus, my conclusion that Bush's nomination of Judge John Roberts as Justice O'Connor's replacement will be a disaster.
Especially since he's already been confirmed by this Senate once, in 2003, when Bush nominated him to his current position in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
And rumor has it that both sides "highly respect" him as wicked intelligent.
And there are people like MSNBC who are putting the odds in his favour.
So much for Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to choose....

However, please go to NARAL Pro-Choice America's website and do whatever you can to help save Roe. There's a letter you can sign that they'll send to your Senators, there's an action kit, and lots of other things to do to help.

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