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E.J. Dionne’s Unseemly Whinging About the Judiciary Continues Apace


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e-j-dionnes-unseemly-whinging-judiciary-continues-apaceRedState: E.J. Dionne’s Unseemly Whinging About the Judiciary Continues Apace

By: Leon H. Wolf (Diary) | July 24th, 2014 at 09:25 AM

In 1973, nine unelected judges (all men), overturned almost two hundred years of unbroken precedent and historical practice and declared that there existed in the United States Constitution a heretofore undiscovered constitutional right to an abortion. They did this despite the fact that nothing in the text of the Constitution even hinted at the existence of such a right, and that for hundreds of years numerous states had had unmolested laws on the books either forbidding or restricting the practice – not to mention a complete absence of evidence of any kind that the drafters or ratifiers of the Constitution had abortion within their contemplation when the Constitution was written (even though abortion was a well-known historical practice at the time). About this subject, E.J. Dionne is curiously silent. Scissors-32x32.png


Dionne is forced to pretend (along with the Halbig dissent and the 4th Circuit opinion) that the contrary explanation is the obviously correct one, because it is the one Democrats currently favor, and they are the ones who forced this law down the throats of America. Scissors-32x32.png

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Blind Ideological Justice

By E.J. Dionne - July 24, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as "an impartial guardian of the rule of law."


By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals showed how far right-leaning jurists have strayed from such impartiality. We are confronted with a conservative judiciary that will use any argument it can muster to win ideological victories that elude their side in the elected branches of our government. Scissors-32x32.png


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