Gray Flannel Dwarf

7/1/2005

There goes the Neighbourhood

shit.

I think this is a bit telling, though. Emphasis mine:

O’Connor’s retirement caught the White House by surprise. The administration had been preparing for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist to step down, and had been mulling how to replace the conservative anchor of the court, according to a senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the selection process.

Now, the White House has to reexamine its thinking because it faces a vacancy caused by the resignation of a moderate woman instead of a conservative man.

…hence my statement of “we’re fucked” last November.

This isn’t going to be a maintaining of the status quo. This is going to be a knock-down drag-out battle royale…and I don’t mean between left and right. I mean between the nation and the Constitution.

Roe v. Wade of course comes to mind, but there is an interesting angle there — it’s established, and barring (ahem) judicial activism, what are they going to do to overturn it?


cswiii @ 12:48 pm

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