Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Abortion as a Campaign Issue 

Joining the Massachusetts Supreme Court in providing the Christian Right with a fundraising bonanza just before a Presidential election, a federal judge has ruled the "Partial Birth Abortion Ban" unconstitutional. Don't get me wrong: I approve of both rulings on policy grounds (being more or less wholly ignorant about their legal merits). But if you're looking for proof that the US judiciary is independent of strong partisan control, look no further. It's tough to see how either ruling is well-timed from the perspective of the Democratic party. Pandagon has more.

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