Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Opening statement - Cornyn

Using MS Word to summarize Cornyn's opening statement:
A majority of the court refused to agree that the pledge was constitutional, leaving this time-honored tradition of schoolchildren across our nation in legal limbo.

When in 2003 the court decided Lawrence v. Texas, the court overruled a 1986 decision on the constitutionality of state laws based on the collective moral judgment of those states about permissible sexual activity.

Did the Constitution change? Did the justices change? You have no obligation to tell us how you will rule on any issue that might come before you if you're confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Justice Ginsburg, as we've heard already, one of the last Supreme Court justices confirmed by the Senate, noted not too long ago, In accord with long-standing norm, every member of the current Supreme Court declined to furnish such information.

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