Galling NY Times on Roe Reversal: ‘A Concern That the Law Isn’t Justice’s Primary Guide’

The banner above the two leads Roe v. Wade stories in Thursday’s New York Times read: “Leak Intensifies View That Court Is Too Political.” The individual headline over the one by Shawn Hubler and Michael Wines confirmed: “A Concern That the Law Isn’t Justice’s Primary Guide.”

After decades of cheering for left-wing judicial activism in affirmative and abortion cases, as well as gay marriage, it is finally true. Times is now concerned when one of the left’s badly reasoned decisions, the infamous 1973 decision making abortion a constitutional right, may be overturned.

Many Americans are now sceptical about the legality of Roe v. Wade’s Supreme Court Draft opinion.

Interviews were conducted across the nation by opponents to abortion. They expressed dismay at the fact that the majority of court members had gathered behind Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr’s sweeping draft that would end nearly 50 years worth of legalized abortion access nationwide.

The reporters dwelled on the Court’s falling approval rating, and also found 11 sources critical The draft Alito has been published Roe,Even a few prominent Republicans are included with Support is provided by zero voices

The polls were eagerly mentioned by the Times) suggest many people support abortion in some form, surely the numbers aren’t that skewed? If so, wouldn’t the states simply vote abortion rights into their state laws? Why the panic?

Jenny Doyle, a neonatal nurse practitioner and mother of two in Boulder, Colo., was so distressed by the Roe news that she considered whether she should leave the country: “I think Iceland sounds good,” she said.

Hubler and Wines used the opportunity to refight tired partisan battles over Barack Obama’s wrecked nomination of Merrick Garland.

Scholars and political experts have regularly debated whether the court’s steady march to the right, exacerbated by increasingly contentious confirmation fights and disputes like the Senate’s refusal to even hold a hearing on President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick B. Garland, was sapping public faith in the court as fundamentally a legal forum. It was also possible to strain that faith by the now-familiar practice of conservative nominees pledging their support for precedent and their views on Roe law — then voting to reverse it at every opportunity.

Neil Siegel, a Duke University law and political science professor, said in a statement that trust in the institution was damaged both by the leak and by the mocking tone of the draft opinion, which he called “extraordinary and egregious.”


But the fast and furious appointment of three conservative justices during the Trump administration sent the court veering to the right, with the confirmation of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh in particular deepening divisions.

Straighten your jaw and smile. Times quoted the Court’s most liberal justice (unlabeled) liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor, as the voice of the public.

When the challenge to Roe — in a case about Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban — was argued in December, and it became clear that five justices were ready then to overrule the decision, Justice Sonia Sotomayor articulated the public’s gathering suspicion.

“Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts?” Justice Sotomayor asked.

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