Supreme Court is NOT a Conservative Court (yet) as the N.Y. Times Claims

A column was published last month by a former "New York Times" reporter named Stuart Taylor debunking his former newspaper's claim that the United States Supreme Court is conservative. Nothing can be further from the truth. Justice Anthony Kennedy, the swing vote on the court, swings mostly to the left. Mr. Taylor is basically calling the court a centrist court because of some of the major opinions it has issued. He challenges "The New York Times'" assertion that the Supreme Court was "teetering on the brink" of "far-right disaster in the just-ended term."

Mr. Taylor argues that several of the so-called "far-right" decisions about which "The New York Times" was worried, were either written by or joined by some of the extreme left-wing Justices on the Court (i.e. Souter, Stevens, Breyer.) He wrote: "While it's certainly true that the Court has drifted right of 'The New York Times,' the nation's law faculty, and the typical elite cocktail party, the dirty little secret is that the Court is decidedly centrist when compared to the American people. The hysteria about the Court's 'right wing assault' on abortion, desegregation, and the separation of church and state has obscured the fact that large majorities of the public oppose partial-birth abortion and racial preferences and favor some role for religion in the public sphere."

And to prove the fact that the Supreme Court is not conservative (yet,) Mr. Taylor says: {On} six of the most contentious subjects that come before the justices on a recurring basis: abortion, race, religion, the death penalty, gay rights, and presidential war powers. On every one of them, the Court's precedents are to the left of, or very close to, the center."

If a left-wing President is elected, this is what Curt Levy from the Committee for Justice expects from an even more liberal Supreme Court:

  • #10 – expanding and perpetuating the use of racial preferences
  • #9 – creating new constitutional rights to physician-assisted suicide and human cloning
  • #8 – expanding judicial oversight of military detentions and CIA interrogations
  • #7 – prohibiting tuition vouchers for religious schools
  • #6 – banning the death penalty
  • #5 – requiring taxpayers to fund essentially unlimited abortion rights
  • #4 – creating new constitutional rights to massive government welfare and medical care programs
  • #3 – stripping "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance
  • #2 – eroding property rights
  • #1 – ordering all 50 states to bless gay marriage

Several of the current Supreme Court Justices are in their 70s and left-wing Justice John Paul Stevens is 88 years old followed by former ACLU executive and ultra-liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg at age 75!l There could not be a more important election than the presidential election this November.

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