Saturday, July 02, 2005

Supreme Court Appointments: Learning from History

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana

The announced retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has prompted court watchers to glean lessons from her tenure.

In two blog articles, Doug Phillips gives synopses of the impact of her "two decade-long reign of terror against unborn babies, the biblical family, and the Constitution of the United States of America" and recommends an approach to restore Constitutional fidelity to the Supreme Court.

Here are some highlights:

O’Connor should be best remembered for her opinion in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992) in which she offered Supreme Court sanction for the vivisection of precious babies on the grounds that abortion rights are necessary to help women stay in the workforce...
O’Connor will also be remembered for her decision undermining nearly two thousand years of Western legal tradition concerning marriage, by advancing the cause of sodomite marriages in Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003) for her commentaries on the propriety of using international law to interpret the constitution...

Both articles linked above are worth thoughtful review and response.

On the other end of the spectrum, today I heard Hugh Hewitt comment on WFIA that MoveOn.org is campaigning to replace O'Connor with a similar "moderate." There is nothing moderate about killing innocent human life or condoning such behavior.

Hat Tip: Mark Jurries provides further comments and links .

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