WashPost on Nixon judge appointments (Re: NYT on Bush judge appointments

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Mon Oct 30 15:24:00 PST 2000

Nathan Newman wrote:

>Doug, you have this amazing capacity to act as if we have a caudillo system
>where the President (or Governor) has absolute unilateral power, thereby
>ignoring the role of the legislature. In Texas, Bush had to get nominees
>through a Democratically-controlled state house.

Oh yes, and getting a SC nominee who'd want to overturn Roe v Wade through the Senate would be a walk in the woods.

I wonder how defenders of abortion read the popular mood, or the prospects for popular mobilization. Focusing so intently on the courts is almost an implicit confession of feeling politically weak.


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