Skip to comments.Diane Wood Maybe Too Pro-Abortion for Obama Nomination to Supreme Court
Posted on 04/23/2010 4:13:26 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Political observers have settled on a list of about a dozen potential nominees to the Supreme Court and federal appeals court Judge Diane Wood is frequently considered one of the top three likely nominees. However, Wood is considered one of the most ardently pro-abortion -- and it may cost her.
President Barack Obama will have to consider a replacement for retiring pro-abortion Justice John Paul Stevens.
Curt Levey, executive director of the Committee for Justice, told the Washington Post today that Wood's pro-abortion record is "her Achilles' heel."
"It tells you that she's probably not going to be selected, because Obama doesn't have the stomach for this to be about an abortion debate," he said.
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Diane Wood was said to have been the runner-up to Sonia Sotomayor last year, losing in part because hse had too much of a paper trail. Obama must have a lot of so-called “Red State” Democrats pleading with him to nominate someone uncontroversial.
Why, oh , why were those who advocate abortion not aborted by their mothers? Surely, they must have felt the evil inside themselves.
Impossible. Margaret Sanger herself would be on the short list if she wasn't a rotted corpse.
There’s too much of a paper trail with this judge. Sotomayor, by contrast, had said virtually nothing on the issue.
The Supreme Court twice overturned her opinion and, in February 2006, ruled a second time that federal racketeering laws used against mob bosses can’t be used against pro-life advocates who protest abortions.
Wood kept alive the lawsuit against pro-life advocates even though the high court had already issued an 8-0 decision in their favor.
Joseph Scheidler, the defendant in the lawsuit, said after the decision that Wood “ claimed an affiliation with Chicago NOW and Planned Parenthood throughout the duration of the” case.
Fellow 7th Circuit Judge Daniel A. Manion went as far as admonishing Wood in his opinion.
“I believe the Supreme Court meant what it said,” he wrote and cited the high court’s opinion. “At that point, we should have closed the case.”
I wonder if there are any procedures that could be used to drag out the process till after the elections?
I think it’s only a matter of time before this issue of abortion leads to civil war.
Yea, but the alternative is a FLAMING LEZBO (i.e., Kagen 10 years younger, without crabs, as far as I know); so who would think that she would GIVE A DAMN about the unborn.
Only if there were some serious ethics scandal that were to be revealed.
Why are these lefties always so bad looking?