For all that we trace the abortocaust back to Roe vs. the Human Race, Casey was by far the more damaging of the two landmark decisions. Roe made it possible to repeal laws prohibiting abortion, but Casey made it well-nigh impossible to pass laws restricting abortion in any fashion. I would far rather see Casey overturned than Roe. And looking from the standpoint of a constitutional amateur, I think it's a lot more vulnerable to an honest judiciary.
You can see the full text of Alito's dissent here.
In related news,
"While the president's standards for a Supreme Court nominee may shift with the political winds, mine do not," she said in a statement. "I examine each nominee's record, experience and testimony and see if they meet my long-held standards."
Right. Does that mean you're going to look at Judge Alito's record on anything other than abortion? Not bloody likely!
An honest politician is one that stays bought. Points to Sen. Murray for honesty, at least.
Update: Planned Parenthood, not surprisingly, is pissed.
“Here we are on Halloween and it feels like we're being visited by a ghost from centuries past,” said Betty Cockrum, Planned Parenthood.
If confirmed, Alito will cast tie-breaking votes on abortion cases. As an appeals court judge he upheld a Pennsylvania law requiring women to notify their husbands before getting an abortion.
While the supreme court struck down the Pennsylvania law, Alito's ruling tells Curt Smith of the Indiana Family Institute, a Harriet Miers critic, what he needs to know about the her replacement.
“We know where he stands on a very particular set of circumstances and we can draw from that that he's someone who does not see in the constitution the kind of legal reasoning that was necessary for Roe v. Wade to be handed down,” said Smith.
You say that like it's a bad thing.