One of the cases that the Supreme Court wrapped into its consideration of upholding the partial birth abortion ban took case in California, the Northern District of California, to be specific.
According to Department of Justice insiders, that case was put in place and defended by former U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan. “Ryan wanted to pursue the case, but others in office were horrified,” says a DOJ staffer. “He fought to pursue the case and we let him. His case was the most difficult of the three that we pursued.” The other two appeals were based in New York and Nebraska. The Nebraska appeal was thought to have the best chance of being overturned at the appeals court level.
Ryan went forward with the case, and the result of his — and others’ — efforts are what we have today. Ryan was forced out, in part, due to “morale” and “management” issues in his office. Perhaps one reason morale was so low was that Ryan was pursuing cases like the partial-birth abortion ban, something most folks in San Francisco would oppose.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?