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Bush's Next Supreme Court Appointment

Law Prof Michael Froomkin at Discourse.Net predicts that Bush's next appointment will be an extremist who will re-ignite the culture wars.

There are a lot of people who think that George Bush's political weakness will result in a more moderate appointment to replace Justice O'Conner to the Supreme Court. They are deluding themselves. In fact, it's worse than wishful thinking: it's exactly backwards.

The weaker Bush gets, the more certain it is that he (or Cheney or Rove) will appoint someone certain to reverse Roe v. Wade.

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  • Re: Bush's Next Supreme Court Appointment (none / 0) (#1)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:50 PM EST
    Accelerating the decline.

    Re: Bush's Next Supreme Court Appointment (none / 0) (#2)
    by mpower1952 on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:51 PM EST
    I totally agree. Besides, we all know he doesn't pay attention to polls.

    Re: Bush's Next Supreme Court Appointment (none / 0) (#3)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:51 PM EST
    Headline in today's Boston Globe (15 Sep): ROBERTS'S TESTIMONY ALARMS CONSERVATIVES. Some contend he could be moderate.

    Re: Bush's Next Supreme Court Appointment (none / 0) (#4)
    by BigTex on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:53 PM EST
    When would Roe be reversed? It would take more than these two current vacancies being filled to reverse Roe, and that's if Roberts will reverse Roe. Even if two ideologues were appointed to fill the currnet vacancies, the core optinion in Roe would be upheld 5-4. Now, in an ironic twist, the new Court may erode Roe in the same manner that Roe was established... recgonizing a new privacy right of viable fetuses, but Roe itsself, and the right to abortion in general is not in any danger.