The Place of Women on the Court
JUSTICE GINSBURG: Yes, the ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae - in 1980 the court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for abortions.] Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion.
"She is a junkist not a jurist."
It is comments like this that makes you realize that it is not legal scholarship that gets one on the bench; but abortion scholarship.ReplyDelete