To: SE Mom
Great URL. Specifically this
From Ed Whelan's article about Diane Wood:
- Wood is clearly ready to invent a constitutional right to same-sex marriage: The right not to have the State prescribe a set of acceptable spouses, in the absence of the kind of powerful reason it would have for incest laws or laws designed to protect children, is implicit in the concept of liberty. (Wood, Reflections on the Judicial Oath (8 Green Bag 2d 177, 184 (2005).)
- Wood evidently believes that the inclusion of under God in the Pledge of Allegiance violates the Establishment Clause and that a Supreme Court ruling permitting that phrase would announce that the United States is a nation that has adopted monotheism as its official state dogma. (See my Part 5 post, point 3 here.)
- Wood believes that its proper for the Supreme Court to revise the meaning of constitutional provisions to reflect contemporary international and foreign practices. (See my Part 5 post, point 2.) As Harold Kohs transnationalism shows, that approach threatens cherished First Amendment rights of free speech and religion at the same time that it leads to the invention of new rights that entrench the agenda of international leftist elites.
- No judge whom Im aware of is more extreme than Wood on abortion. Her defiance of the Supreme Courts mandate in NOW v. Scheidler (and her incurring successive 8-1 and 8-0 reversals by the Court) ought alone to be disqualifying. In addition, Wood has (in dissent) voted to strike down state laws banning partial-birth abortion and (again in dissent) voted to strike down an Indiana informed-consent law that was in all material respects identical to the law upheld by the Supreme Court in Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Let's hope it's not this extremist.
posted on 05/26/2009 5:28:27 AM PDT
by Dan Nunn
(Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
To: Dan Nunn
All are very liberal activists. Wood or Janet will be his choice to stab us in the back. Remember... he blocked Bushes nom but he has ordered his choice in pass hearings quickly (July).
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