Sotomayor Says Roe Is "Settled Law" - Why Wasn't Plessy? - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Sotomayor Says Roe Is “Settled Law” — Why Wasn’t Plessy?

The business of saying something is “settled law” is, with every Senate Judiciary confirmation hearing, revealed as little more than a game. Judge Sotomayor tells America that Roe v. Wade is “settled” law.…that mystical ironclad thing called precedent. What Senator will now ask why Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 decision that approved racial segregation, was not “settled law” by 1954 when it was overturned by Brown v. Board of EducationBrown dismantled the Supreme Court’s Plessy decision, the latter a classic of Sotomayor-style judicial activism run amok with jurists who considered themselves wise white men simply ignoring the 14th Amendment.

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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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