1993—President Clinton announces that he will nominate D.C. Circuit judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg to fill the Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring Justice Byron White. In addition to dissenting from Roe and favoring its overruling, White authored the Court’s opinion in 1986 (in Bowers v. Hardwick) rejecting as “at best, facetious” the notion that the Constitution confers a right to homosexual sodomy. In stark contrast to White, the former ACLU activist Ginsburg maintained that the Constitution protected a right to abortion and even required taxpayer funding of abortion, and she had stated her sympathy for the proposition that there is a constitutional right to prostitution and a constitutional right to bigamy. Somehow legal academics fail to rise in alarm at the prospect that Ginsburg’s appointment will alter the “balance” of the Court.
Biden’s argument that racial animus is an omnipresent force in American life only sows discord and makes reforms harder to achieve.
Thirty-five years later, there is much to learn from one of the most enduring and poignant presidential addresses and how it came to be.
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If he treated the issue as more than an occasion for taxpayer-funded political patronage, he might actually get somewhere.
Economic nationalism has become the new ‘Washington Consensus.’
Presto: Nothing the president can do about COVID deaths! And don’t even think about a special counsel to investigate collusion or quid pro quos.