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In this oral arguments update #5 is the very thing that happened to LeRoy Carhart's client, Jennifer Morbelli. The hospital couldn't reach him because he was on his way from Maryland back to Nebraska to start more abortions in Nebraska the next morning. This is the life of a 7-days-a-week abortion circuit-rider.
Abramo
@Jungerheld: You are right. America has ended up with a guy like Trump. And the bad news: He may well be with a big distance the best of the candidates.
Jungerheld
@Abramo, could you be right? Not all have evolved to such a dangerous place, although I admit the downward spiral doesn't seem reversible. The SC did have its right place and, theoretically (?) could again. As for leaving things to our politicians, that isn't looking like much of a consolation. "We the people" are responsible for the celebrity status of one such as Trump. We don't have …More
@Abramo, could you be right? Not all have evolved to such a dangerous place, although I admit the downward spiral doesn't seem reversible. The SC did have its right place and, theoretically (?) could again. As for leaving things to our politicians, that isn't looking like much of a consolation. "We the people" are responsible for the celebrity status of one such as Trump. We don't have oppressive propaganda machines, only media that responds to our base instincts. We have some solid candidates, intelligent, thoughtful, and too many of us are more interested in the rude guy with the spray-on tan.
Abramo
@Jungerheld: If the U.S. have "evolved" beyond the Constitution then it is ridiculous to have a Supreme Court. Let the politicians decide without Constitution.
Jungerheld
@Abramo, you've identified the importance in my thinking - some are committed to judging based on the Constitution and some seem to believe that we've "evolved" beyond the Constitution or that the Constitution is dead.
Abramo
I wonder why it is so important who sits in the Supreme Court. Do they judge based on the Constitution or based on their private convictions. If the second is the case, they should not be called "judges" but "lawmakers".