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  •  On a tangent (0+ / 0-)

    Justice Blackmun, the author of Roe v. WadeRoe v. Wade, in his dissent (joined by Justices Brennan and Marshall) in Beal v. Doe:

    There is another world "out there," the existence of which the Court, I suspect, either chooses to ignore or fears to recognize. And so the cancer of poverty will continue to grow. This is a sad day for those who regard the Constitution as a force that would serve justice to all evenhandedly[.] ...

    Today, the Court purports to be the dispassionate oracle of the law. - Justice Blackmun

    by jim bow on Mon Jan 22, 2007 at 05:45:49 AM PST

    •  D'oh (0+ / 0-)

      Didn't finish my post.

      And Roe shouldn't be mentioned twice in the first sentence.

      Anyhow, the blocked text captures what Roe v. Wade and the law in general really means in terms of human consequences.

      Today, the Court purports to be the dispassionate oracle of the law. - Justice Blackmun

      by jim bow on Mon Jan 22, 2007 at 05:48:05 AM PST

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