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1 wrenchwench  Jan 10, 2012 10:53:38am
Chief Judge Edith H. Jones used her opinion to systematically dismantle the argument that the Texas law infringes on the free speech rights of doctors and patients, the key argument against the law.

More about Chief Judge Edith H. Jones, from Wikipedia:

Jones has been mentioned frequently as being on the list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court of the United States. A 1990 report from The New York Times cited her as George H.W. Bush’s second choice for the Supreme Court vacancy filled by Justice David Souter.[2] The Chicago Sun-Times and several other newspapers reported on July 1, 2005, that she had also been considered for nomination to the Supreme Court during the presidency of George W. Bush.

[edit] Legal philosophy

In her opinions, she has questioned the legal reasoning which legalized abortion, advocated streamlining death penalty cases, invalidated a federal ban on possession of machine guns and advocated toughening bankruptcy laws.

[edit] McCorvey v. Hill

Jones attracted attention for her opinion in the case of McCorvey v. Hill, which was a request by the Ms. McCorvey, the ‘Jane Roe’ of Roe v. Wade to vacate the finding of that case. Jones joined the Fifth Circuit in rejecting the petition on procedural grounds but took the unusual step of handing down a six-page concurrence to the judgment of the court.

The concurrence credited the evidence presented by McCorvey and sharply criticized the Supreme Court’s rulings in Roe and in the less famous (decided simultaneously) case of Doe v. Bolton. She quoted Justice Byron White’s dissent in the latter, describing the Supreme Court’s decision as an “exercise of raw judicial power”.[3] She concluded: “That the court’s constitutional decision making leaves our nation in a position of willful blindness to evolving knowledge should trouble any dispassionate observer not only about the abortion decisions, but about a number of other areas in which the court unhesitatingly steps into the realm of social policy under the guise of constitutional adjudication”.[4]

She’s a good reason not to allow a Republican to gain the White House.

2 WhatEVs  Jan 10, 2012 11:26:06am

re: #1 wrenchwench

More about Chief Judge Edith H. Jones, from Wikipedia:

She’s a good reason not to allow a Republican to gain the White House.

That bears repeating.

3 cinesimon  Jan 10, 2012 1:53:41pm

Chief Judge Jones is the epitome of what fascism would look like in America if the right gain too much power before they inevitably go the way of the Whig Party.
If they allow Democracy to continue, that is.


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