I am a frustrated Rock Musician who spends my days working as an attorney.
Justices have said they may review Roe. If that is the case they would not want to bring up Griswold in this case because it may compromise a later review of Roe.
If Roe is constitutional then the Health Care legislation (which puts the government between the citizen and his physician) is unconstitutional.
I would prefer that the argument be limited to the "right to be left alone" as enunciated in Griswold and not use Roe as a wedge to overturn this health care monstrosity.
Roe touches on additional issues of protecting those least capable of protecting themselves, i.e., the unborn or the almost born. The issue in Roe is effectively when the rights of the unborn are vested (a subject that the Supreme Court evaded in the decision).
Thank you. Roe is different in that it harms the unborn whereas Griswold does not. Good distinction.
So you think Griswold can stand on its own against Obamacare and not have impact on a review of Roe?
What instrument frustrated you? Or what in Rock frustrate you. I am a songwriter with a couple of pieces before Alison Krauss’ people.
Could an amendment to the Constitution that would prohibit the Government from making ANY medical decisions for citizens be effective?
Thank you for your explanation on why Griswold is applicable. However, wasn’t Roe used in the Washington State case regarding the right to commit suicide?
Yep, I fully agree. Griswold is the better sword. Normally I would worry that even if we won here they could just end run us with a new tax-entitlement scheme and put all of it under the taxing power. But, now we have Brown in Mass. so they can't keep trying new tricks. It's this or start over. Nice job putting this together, Marlowe.
“The issue in Roe is effectively when the rights of the unborn are vested (a subject that the Supreme Court evaded in the decision).”
Along with deciding whether or not the thing in utero, the thing that could, before birth, inherit and be murdered by other than his mother, was a PERSON. Absolutely incomprehensible decision on multiple levels.
And Griswold wasn’t a whole lot better, a natural precusor to dozens of judicial legislations. And—oddly or not so oddly, on the heels of the demise of the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities (another Democrat triumph).