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The Supreme Importance of the Court's Message

Linda1761 Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 1:32 PM
Not entirely accurate, Louie. On the right to abortion, Roe v. Wade is the law of the land. And SCOTUS, whether we like it or not, has been making law through misinterpretation of the Constitution for a very long time. That is why "elections have consequences" is such a critical notion.

"I feel like Justice Roberts cheated on me," said a friend, half in jest, half expressing honest disappointment. Having once emceed a "Women for Roberts" press conference for C-SPAN back in the day, I heard a lot of similar sentiments in the wake of his penning the majority opinion for the Supreme Court decision that "upheld Obamacare," as many have put it.

But the whole of the president's health care legislation wasn't actually the question before the Court.

I was not alone Thursday morning, thinking about the man who appointed the chief justice, former President George W. Bush. Reading the...