Friday, July 29, 2005

All you need to know about questioning John Roberts about Roe v. Wade

1. Can/should John Roberts say if he thinks Roe v. Wade was rightly/wrongly decided? Yes.

2. Can/should John Roberts say if he will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade if confirmed? No.

3. Can/should John Roberts tell us his his view of when, and using what rationale, it is appropriate to revisit/overrule a wrongly-decided Supreme Court opinion? Yes.

Keep in mind the distinction between these three very different questions whenever someone asks whether it is appropriate for John Roberts to comment on Roe v. Wade at his confirmation hearing.

2 Comments:

Blogger vincentt said...

You can bet John Roberts would vote against the rights of woman...

3:53 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Which woman, Vincentt?

7:29 PM  

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