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xyboymil Donating Member (404 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:23 AM
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Fox news: Senator Schumers (D) list of questions for Roberts (good read).
I didnt see this posted...


In the two cases the Supreme Court decided on the Ten Commandments recently, a display of the Commandments inside a Courthouse was found unconstitutional, while a statue of the Commandments on the grounds of a state capitol was deemed acceptable. Do you agree with the distinction the Court drew between Van Orden v. Perry and McCreary Country v. ACLU (2005)? In your view, are these decisions consistent with each other?

Do you agree with the 1986 decision in which the Supreme Court held that states could criminalize private sex acts between consenting adults (Bowers v. Hardwick), or do you agree with the later 2003 decision, which held that the states could not (Lawrence v. Texas)? Was the Court right to overturn its precedent 17 years later? Why or why not?

The word privacy is not mentioned anywhere in the Constitution. In your view, does that mean it is wrong for the Supreme Court to interpret the Constitution as conferring such a right?
- Do you believe that either the United States Congress or the states can regulate the sexual behavior of individuals within the privacy of their home?

- Do you agree with the reasoning in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), which held that the Constitution protects the right to privacy in the bedroom?
- Do you believe that Roe v. Wade (1973) was correctly decided? What is your view of the quality of the legal reasoning in that case? Do you believe that it reached the right result?
- Once the right to privacy has been found as in Griswold and Roe under what circumstances should the Supreme Court revisit that right?,2933,163039,00.html

More in the article, these are tough, good questions that Dem's better hear answers on that they like...

It's imperative Roberts answers them rather then dodge them like he did for a Appeals Court nomination

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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:09 AM
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1. I wrote to Schumer yesterday
He's my Senator. I got an email saying basically I will be receiving another email in a fews days on the subject of Roberts. I guess he must be getting a ton of emails on this. Already had the form letter set up.

We shall see.
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