If you don’t like the cards you’re holding, just stack the deck

July 26th, 2007

At least that’s what this editorial in the New York Times advocates.

The author thinks the Democrats should just add more justices to the Supreme Court to keep it packed with liberals and prevent the slightly ascendent conservative wing of the court from reigning in the left’s judicial overreaching of the last 40 years:

“If the current five-man majority persists in thumbing its nose at popular values, cialis canada order the election of a Democratic president and Congress could provide a corrective.”

My question is if values like unrestricted access to abortion is so “popular” than why is the author afraid of getting rid of Roe vs. Wade and putting the power to restrict or protect abortion back where it belongs…with the people?

(Inspired by a post at The Volokh Conspiracy.)

Entry Filed under: Observations

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. grumps  |  July 26th, 2007 at 9:48 am

    Packing the Court is a bad idea no matter who has it.

    Period.

    Amen

  • 2. Elliot  |  July 26th, 2007 at 9:53 am

    I’m so glad you said that Grumps.

    Even though the Court has been different sizes at different times, packing the Court because you don’t like the current decisions is just despicable.

    For all of George Bush’s flaws, even he didn’t suggest doing that during the period when the Republican’s controlled Congress and the Whitehouse.

  • 3. Fred  |  July 26th, 2007 at 10:15 am

    Firghtening Concept.

  • 4. Nick  |  July 26th, 2007 at 10:33 am

    This was tried once before… by FDR. When FDR tried to get this pushed through Congress, it caused such an uproar that it almost turned him into a lame duck on the spot.

    Apparently nobody reads history books anymore.

  • 5. BobG  |  July 26th, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    “If the current five-man majority persists in thumbing its nose at popular values, the election of a Democratic president and Congress could provide a corrective.”

    Just another good reason not to vote any of them into office.

  • 6. grumps  |  July 26th, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    Nick, I’m afraid nobody reads much of anything anymore but History does seem to be a neglected subject for lots of folks.

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