Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Settled Law

I don't know if John Roberts is just being coy (you know, lying) when he describes Roe v. Wade as "settled as a precedent of the court, entitled to respect under principles of stare decisis." Roe is actually a festering sore on the Constitution and one of the most unsettled decisions of the last half century. Undoing this decision would be like a tonic for the American body politic, although I doubt that it would have much affect on the abortion status quo.

1 comment:

Andr? Kenji said...

I don´t like Wade vs. Roe, but I think that lifting the decision would have a strong cost for republicans in key states like California and Florida.