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  • Durbin: Pro-Life Stance Would 'Disqualify' Roberts

    07/24/2005 10:06:46 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 78 replies · 2,205+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/24/05 | Limbacher
    The Senate's number two Democrat said Sunday that if Judge John Roberts doesn't recognize that the Constitution's right to privacy covers the Roe vs Wade abortion decision, it would "disqualify" him from serving on the Supreme Court. Asked on NBC's "Meet the Press" if President Bush had "the same right" to appoint pro-life justices that President Clinton had to appoint pro-choice justices, Durbin at first insisted, "I'm not looking for a litmus test." "As important as reproductive rights and women's rights are, I just basically want to know that if the next case involving privacy and personal freedom came up,...
  • Harry Blackmun, our own Roger Taney

    01/18/2005 3:54:04 PM PST · by TBP · 12 replies · 598+ views
    No Violence Period ^ | April 9, 1994 | PAUL GREENBERG
    INDULGE me in a momentary historical fantasy. Suppose that Roger Brooke Taney had not gone down in American history as the principal author of what is now almost universally acknowledged as the worst decision in the history of American jurisprudence, Dred Scott vs. Sandford in 1857. Suppose the country had been shaped in the image of Chief Justice Taney's decision, which decreed that slaves could be carried anywhere in the union, and that Negroes could not be citizens under the Constitution, for they were ""regarded as being of an inferior order and altogether unfit to associate with the white race...

    11/20/2004 12:30:13 PM PST · by forest · 32 replies · 9,205+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #326 ^ | 11-21-04 | Doug Fiedor
    We've all heard about "taking the Fifth." Heck, we only need watch the bureaucrats testifying about their wrongdoings for instructions on how that works. They'll use their Fifth Amendment, and any trick they can think of, to keep from telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Well, "taking the Fifth" is not just reserved for those in government. Citizens also (usually) have a right against self incrimination. In fact, American citizens can use a whole host of such "protections," if they learn to exert their Constitutional authority. For instance, the Ninth Amendment states that: "The enumeration...