Hearings, Cont'd

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Jul 14, 2009 11:32 AM
She's doing a good job of avoiding questions, generally. Her statements on abortion are sanitized, her statements on race directly contradict what she's said in the past, and her approach to eminent domain is noncommittal.

On Roe v. Wade:
It is precedent and this is the Supreme Court's holding.
On Kelo v. City of New London, which supports an extremely expansive view of eminent domain:
It is now precedent, I must follow it.
On Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena, which says race must be judged under "strict scrutiny," the highest level of judicial review that involves fundamental Constitutional rights and the Equal Protection Clause.
All government action that discriminated by race must be subject to strict scrutiny in the courts.