Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Damned Activist Judges!

From Paul the Spud at Shakespeare’s Sister:

Talking about the landmark court decision legalizing abortion, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said a Supreme Court justice does not have to follow a previous ruling “if you believe it’s wrong.”

In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Gonzales said the legal right to abortion is settled for lower courts but not the Supreme Court, suggesting high-court nominee John Roberts would not be bound by his past statement that the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision settled the issue. [Yahoo! News]

Gee, that sounds awfully like an activist judge legislating from the bench to me, which is exactly what Bush said he didn’t want in a Supreme Court nominee.

Well, it isn’t activism if they’re doing what you want, right?