Breyer undermining Roberts

| 2 Comments

Arlen SpecterFrom The Politico, yesterday:

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) plans to review the Senate testimony of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel A. Alito to determine if their reversal of several long-standing opinions conflicts with promises they made to senators to win confirmation....

The idea for a review came to Specter when he said he ran into Justice Stephen G. Breyer at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado.

Breyer, an appointee of President Bill Clinton, drew attention last month for suggesting that Roberts and the conservative majority were flouting stare decisis, the legal doctrine that, for the sake of stability, courts should generally leave past decisions undisturbed....

"I only noticed it in a couple of cases," Specter said of the court overturning or undermining precedents. But Breyer, in their Aspen conversation, said "there were eight."

The liberal concern for stare decisis is code for wanting Roe v. Wade left alone, which is pathetic. They know the ruling can't stand on its own.

Most disturbing is Breyer's overt attempt to undermine Roberts and also influence the political process in judicial selections, altogether compromising the separation of powers.

There was also this:

The Specter inquiry poses a potential political problem for the GOP and future nominees because Democrats are increasingly complaining that the Supreme Court moved quicker and more dramatically than advertised to overturn or chip away at prior decisions.

I didn't see before how a Bush nominee who was strict constructionist could make it out of the Democrat-controlled Senate alive. Now it seems impossible. On the bright side, Bush's legacy is already clear.

I recently heard the next Supreme nomination will be fought like the Battle of Armageddon, since the next justice could provide the Roe v. Wade tipping vote. Well, the Battle has just begun, even before there is a nominee to draw and quarter. Unable to get Supreme nominees to show their Roe hand, Democrats relied on their answers re: stare decisis. Now they'll say they can't count on that.

segregation.jpgAnd stare decisis? Good thing it's not a rule written in stone. If so, Dred Scott would still be the ruling of the land, and we wouldn't have Brown v. Board of Education, which overturned Plessy v. Ferguson.

Interestingly, Roberts was asked during his confirmation hearings if he supported the Brown v. Board of Education decision.

Liberals should be asked the same question.

[Specter photo and caption are courtesy of The Politico.]

2 Comments

This is the most underhanded politically motivated attack on our constitutionally formed government that I have ever seen.

Those who can't play by the rules try to rewrite them.

What brazen abuse of power!




button02b.gif

Categories

Archives

Pro-Life Articles

add your site
Papa Mike's Blog Jan 19, 2017, 7:10 pm
LifeNews Jan 19, 2017, 6:02 pm
LifeNews Jan 19, 2017, 6:19 pm
LifeNews Jan 19, 2017, 6:13 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jan 19, 2017, 7:15 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS Jan 19, 2017, 6:30 pm
March For Life Jan 19, 2017, 5:42 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 5:00 pm
LifeNews Jan 19, 2017, 4:04 pm
LifeNews Jan 19, 2017, 4:24 pm
Jan 19, 2017, 4:33 pm
March For Life Jan 19, 2017, 3:46 pm
LifeNews Jan 19, 2017, 3:16 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 5:00 pm
LifeNews Jan 19, 2017, 2:14 pm
LifeNews Jan 19, 2017, 2:19 pm
cultureshift Jan 19, 2017, 3:14 pm
RealChoice Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
LifeNews Jan 19, 2017, 1:51 pm
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS Jan 19, 2017, 1:45 pm
LifeNews Jan 19, 2017, 12:26 pm
Leaven for the Loaf Jan 19, 2017, 12:48 pm
FRC.org - Web Log Jan 19, 2017, 10:59 am
Alex Schadenberg Jan 19, 2017, 12:50 pm
A Lifestyle of Peace Jan 19, 2017, 12:48 pm
PM Notes Jan 19, 2017, 11:55 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jan 19, 2017, 1:21 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 5:00 pm
Pro-Life Unity Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
LifeNews Jan 19, 2017, 10:45 am
LifeNews Jan 19, 2017, 11:03 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jan 19, 2017, 12:02 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jan 19, 2017, 12:15 pm
Operation Rescue Jan 19, 2017, 10:21 am
LifeNews Jan 19, 2017, 9:34 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jan 19, 2017, 12:02 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jan 19, 2017, 8:47 am
NoisyRoom.net Jan 19, 2017, 8:40 am
My Domestic Church Jan 19, 2017, 9:25 am
LifeNews Jan 19, 2017, 8:41 am
LifeNews Jan 19, 2017, 9:00 am
NoisyRoom.net Jan 19, 2017, 8:28 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jan 19, 2017, 9:50 am
The Latter Days Jan 19, 2017, 7:09 am
open book Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Jan 19, 2017, 6:23 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jan 19, 2017, 6:25 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jan 19, 2017, 6:26 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jan 19, 2017, 6:17 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Jan 19, 2017, 5:00 am
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 5:00 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Jan 19, 2017, 2:21 am
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Jan 19, 2017, 12:58 am
Papa Mike's Blog Jan 19, 2017, 1:21 am
Catholic Fire Jan 19, 2017, 1:08 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Jan 18, 2017, 11:36 pm
The Aquila Report Jan 18, 2017, 11:01 pm
The Aquila Report Jan 18, 2017, 11:03 pm
The Aquila Report Jan 18, 2017, 11:04 pm
The Aquila Report Jan 18, 2017, 11:01 pm
The Aquila Report Jan 18, 2017, 11:06 pm
The Aquila Report Jan 18, 2017, 11:05 pm
The Aquila Report Jan 18, 2017, 11:07 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Jan 18, 2017, 10:20 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Jan 18, 2017, 10:15 pm
March For Life Jan 18, 2017, 8:10 pm
A Follower of Francis Jan 18, 2017, 7:18 pm
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 5:47 pm
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 6:06 pm
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 6:13 pm
cultureshift Jan 18, 2017, 5:54 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS Jan 18, 2017, 5:59 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 5:00 pm
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 4:36 pm
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 4:48 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 5:00 pm
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 3:43 pm
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 3:36 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jan 18, 2017, 6:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jan 18, 2017, 6:01 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 5:00 pm
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 2:19 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jan 18, 2017, 3:01 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jan 18, 2017, 3:01 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jan 18, 2017, 3:01 pm
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 2:04 pm
FRC.org - Web Log Jan 18, 2017, 1:34 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jan 18, 2017, 3:42 pm
Catholic in Brooklyn Jan 18, 2017, 2:01 pm
Alex Schadenberg Jan 18, 2017, 2:00 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS Jan 18, 2017, 12:49 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 5:00 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 5:00 pm
RealChoice Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 11:54 am
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 12:04 pm
Happy Catholic Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Reclaiming Our Children Jan 1, 1970, 2:00 am
Papa Mike's Blog Jan 18, 2017, 10:48 am
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 10:20 am
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 10:46 am
Life & Liberty Ministries Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Jan 18, 2017, 10:31 am
Alex Schadenberg Jan 18, 2017, 10:52 am
Operation Rescue Jan 18, 2017, 10:16 am
FRC.org - Web Log Jan 18, 2017, 9:57 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jan 18, 2017, 12:00 pm
The Lewis Crusade Jan 18, 2017, 7:20 am
NoisyRoom.net Jan 18, 2017, 8:45 am
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 8:38 am
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 8:57 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Jan 18, 2017, 9:00 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jan 18, 2017, 9:00 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jan 18, 2017, 10:29 am
A Voice For Moms© Jan 18, 2017, 8:11 am
Pro-Life Unity Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 7:56 am
LifeNews Jan 18, 2017, 7:49 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jan 18, 2017, 7:19 am
A Catholic Life Jan 18, 2017, 7:07 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jan 18, 2017, 7:10 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jan 18, 2017, 6:43 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jan 18, 2017, 7:13 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jan 18, 2017, 7:11 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jan 18, 2017, 7:17 am
cultureshift Jan 18, 2017, 6:27 am
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Jan 18, 2017, 2:41 am
Catholic Fire Jan 18, 2017, 12:23 am
Aardvark Alley Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Jan 17, 2017, 11:35 pm
The Aquila Report Jan 17, 2017, 11:01 pm
The Aquila Report Jan 17, 2017, 11:08 pm
The Aquila Report Jan 17, 2017, 11:01 pm
The Aquila Report Jan 17, 2017, 11:01 pm
The Aquila Report Jan 17, 2017, 11:01 pm
The Aquila Report Jan 17, 2017, 11:01 pm
The Aquila Report Jan 17, 2017, 11:01 pm
Journey of a Catholic Nerd Writer Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Jan 17, 2017, 10:20 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Jan 17, 2017, 9:20 pm
joy of nine9 Jan 17, 2017, 8:03 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Jan 17, 2017, 8:15 pm
cultureshift Jan 17, 2017, 7:38 pm
LifeNews Jan 17, 2017, 6:10 pm
cultureshift Jan 17, 2017, 6:35 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jan 17, 2017, 7:17 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS Jan 17, 2017, 6:07 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 5:00 pm
LifeNews Jan 17, 2017, 6:03 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS Jan 17, 2017, 5:49 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 5:00 pm