Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Conservative Agenda (Domestica)...

"The careers of [Supreme Court Judges] Roberts and Alito have been embematic of the conservative ascendancy in American law. Both men joined the Reagan Administration, where Edwin Meese III, who was for a time the Attourney General, and others, were building a comprehensive critique of the Supreme Court. The conservative agenda has remained largely unchanged in the decades since: Expand executive power. End racial preferences intended to assist African-Americans. Speed executions. Welcome religion into the public sphere. And above all, reverse Roe v. Wade, and allow states to ban abortion."

Now you know.

( Image by Banksy, text from Jeffrey Toobin's Talk of the Town piece, "Five to Four" in June 25 "New Yorker")


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