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October 18, 2005

A Justice Should Know That This Is a Free Country

Ah. Very bad news about Harriet Miers:

Think Progress: Sen. Chuck Schumer said yesterday that Harriet Miers told him she was "not ready to give an answer" on whether the 1965 Griswold v Connecticut case was "settled law."... Griswold struck down a law that criminalized the use of contraceptives by married couples. Coupled with her previous support for a constitutional ban on abortion, Miers's silence on the matter is notable.... John Roberts, who refused to discuss his position on virtually any past cases during his hearings, did state his support for Griswold...

The most important thing a Supreme Court Justice needs to know is that the United States is a free country. This doesn't seem to be something that Harriet Miers knows.

Posted by DeLong at October 18, 2005 04:11 PM