April 30, 2007

A HEALTHY RECOGNITION THAT CATHOLICISM IS IRRECONCILABLE WITH LIBERALISM:

Did Justices' Catholicism Play Part in Abortion Ruling? (Robert Barnes, 4/30/07, Washington Post)

Is it significant that the five Supreme Court justices who voted to uphold the federal ban on a controversial abortion procedure also happen to be the court's Roman Catholics?

It is to Tony Auth, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He drew Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony M. Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. wearing bishop's miters, and labeled his cartoon "Church and State."

Rosie O'Donnell and Barbara Walters hashed out the issue on "The View," with O'Donnell noting that a majority of the court is Catholic and wondering about "separation of church and state."


Not even the Stupid Party can fail to exploit this divide and win the Latino vote in perpetuity.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 30, 2007 7:40 AM
Comments

Sign of lunacy -- Rosie and Barbara as counterpoint to SCOTUS.

Posted by: erp [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 30, 2007 8:30 AM

Not even the Stupid Party can fail to exploit this divide

Want to bet?

Posted by: ic at April 30, 2007 1:34 PM

Why not ask whether Breyer and Ginsburg being Jewish, or Souter's New Hampshire Episcopalianism, was "significant" to their dissents too?

Posted by: Steve at April 30, 2007 7:35 PM
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