Supreme Courtroom Justice Samuel Alito used a really distinctive strategy to uphold authorized precedent — he dug again in historical past till he discovered a pair “authorized” opinions he appreciated that supported his purpose of overturning Roe v. Wade.
We’re not speaking early United States historical past, within the leaked draft opinion that will overturn Roe v. Wade, he went again to 1250 or so to discover a treatise that suited his wants. It’s an fascinating (sloppy) strategy to undermine a Supreme Courtroom precedent that goes again 50 years — simply dig up a few outdated English choose/cleric sorts who espoused torture and burned witches.
It doesn’t matter what your views on abortion could also be, the draft ruling that will overturn Roe is a hazard to many rights we at present have on this nation. (Regardless that Alito pinky-promises he’s solely making use of a key a part of his authorized “logic” to Roe.)
That is solely the start of the rise of a Trump-branded Supreme Courtroom.
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