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1.7.05

Sandra O'Day O'Connor just retired...

8 Comments:

  • At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Mel said…

    Are we scared?

     
  • At 1:17 PM, Blogger Me said…

    Scared doesn't even begin to cover it. I think I became a swearing sailor...

    In the words of my friend, Without O'Connor, we now have a Court that seems more inclined to protect gay rights and criminal rights than a woman's right to choose.

     
  • At 1:51 PM, Anonymous JasonB said…

    More inclined to protect gay rights? Somehow I doubt it. Without a realtive moderate like O'Connor (compared to crazies like Thomas and Scalia), pretty much all personal freedoms issues are toast, also affirmative action, environemnt.. god we are so fucked.

    but it'd be a huge mistake to frame this whole supreme court nomination around JUST abortion. If we do that the right will be able to slice and dice us with the "litmus test" remark. If we handle everything as "a justice who will support personal freedom" it's harder to divide us with wedge issues like abortion, gay rights, etc individually.

    just my humble opinion though.

    I'm certainly scared to death about this. If my D senator Bayh sells us out on this, I'm going to his office and not leaving until I can get an answer about where his spine went.

     
  • At 5:49 PM, Anonymous Caren said…

    Oh yes, so fucked.

    And since I live in VA, for all of one more month, I know for sure that my Congressmen will vote for whatever right wing nut job Bush wants.

     
  • At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Jennie Randall said…

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

     
  • At 9:34 AM, Anonymous jennie said…

    Damn auto-filler.

     
  • At 12:11 PM, Blogger Me said…

    Via Jennie (comment I accidentally deleted):



    You forgot to mention welfare moms! Just kidding. Mostly.

    I agree with JasonB's analysis. From Blackmun's dissent in Bowers v. Hardwick:

    The Court claims that its decision today merely refuses to recognize a fundamental right to engage in homosexual sodomy; what the Court really has refused to recognize is the fundamental interest all individuals have in controlling the nature of their intimate associations with others.

     
  • At 3:18 PM, Anonymous Jennie said…

    That was sweet of you to delete it. (I mean, to get rid of my last name). I figured out how to turn off the autofill function, so it won't happen again. 'Cuz obviously I don't proofread my comments before hitting "post".

    Hope you are having a good holiday!

     

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