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Discussion in 'Politics' started by KenH, Jan 17, 2006.
Congressman Ron Paul's latest excellent column:
I respect Ron Paul but, while I agree with his tone that Supreme Court precedents are given too much weight, he is misleading:
Alito never said that and in fact did say that precedents are subject to being overturned.
It is the democrats who believe: "Supreme Court decisions are the absolute law of the land, equal in weight to the text of the Constitution itself. Supreme Court precedents should never be changed, and all nominees to the Court must accept them as settled law or be disqualified." Of course if the Court finds Roe v Wade is unconstitutionsl the democrats will be the first to change their tune on precedent."
They [the dems] tried to get Alito to state that Roe v Wade was "settled law" or the law of the land. Apparently Roberts stated that R v W was settled law but later amended that to state that it was settled precedent, the same approach that Alito took.
I think that Congressman Paul is talking about the conventional wisdom in Washington.