Quote from: ametonym on October 20, 2004, 06:16:30 PMWe'll see.But even if someone does retire (or die) it won't be easy for Bush to get a new SCJ who will satisfy the requirements for your doomsday scenario... whatever that is. No matter what, Roe v. Wade's here to stay.I agree with this. I really doubt that Roe v. Wade will ever be overturned. And even if it is abortion will necessarily be illegal. The decision will just revert back to the states.
We'll see.But even if someone does retire (or die) it won't be easy for Bush to get a new SCJ who will satisfy the requirements for your doomsday scenario... whatever that is. No matter what, Roe v. Wade's here to stay.
I read somewhere the list of states that were most likely, somewhat likely and least likely to either pass legislation or put current legislation into action if Roe v. Wade is ever overturned.It's nice that you have such faith in state legislatures, but from the basis of that list (which I would look for if the Red Sox weren't playing right now), it's not unreasonable to think that there will be more than a few states that make abortion illegal.
I sent in my absentee ballot last week.
the other thing is that among those justices that are most likely to retire, where do they stand on the roe v. wade issue?
Plus Colorado is trying to vote in a change that will split their electoral college votes according to the state's popular vote - which I believe is a good thing - but only if all states do so...otherwise again their votes mean more than mine.
If you're not voting because you don't like Bush or Kerry, the is something further to think about.Very likely, whoever is elected will get to appoint someone to the Supreme Court, and this judge could very likely be the deciding factor in many issues which will have lasting effects for who knows how long.I should know more about what exactly is at stake here, but the big one that I'm concerned with is the constitutional right of women to choose. However you feel on this, or on other issues that have been decided with a 5-4 majority in the Supreme Court, consider voting for the person who will likely choose a justice in your favor, if you vote for no other reason.There's more than the next 4 years at stake whenever a SCJ retires.