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Politics AOC chides Alito for 'politicized' comments on global leaders' reactions to overturning Roe

11:30  31 july  2022
11:30  31 july  2022 Source:   usatoday.com

A Court Without Precedent

  A Court Without Precedent The judiciary is supposed to be informed by historical memory, and guided by more than its members’ whims. Stare decisis is what makes the Court an institution. Without it, the judiciary is just a collection of opinionated people.Perhaps this is why, although Clarence Thomas has publicly rejected stare decisis, his fellow conservatives still claim to take it seriously. In their confirmation hearings, Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett each promised to respect settled law.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito for making "politicized" comments about world leaders' reaction to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

"Remember: it was Alito’s opinion that leaked," Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet Thursday. "That fact paired with his politicized remarks below should be alarming to anyone."

a person wearing a costume and holding a sign: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, outside the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Headquarters in Washington. © Jacquelyn Martin, AP Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, outside the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Headquarters in Washington.

Ocasio-Cortez quote-tweeted a clip of remarks Alito made at a conference on religious liberty in Rome. In the video, Alito slammed "foreign leaders" for commenting on the court's 5-4 decision to overturn the landmark case, which established a constitutional right to abortion.

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"I had the honor this term of writing, I think, the only Supreme Court decision in the history of that institution that has been lambasted by a whole string of foreign leaders, who felt perfectly fine commenting on American law," Alito said at the event, which was organized by the Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Initiative.

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Alito singled out former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who resigned earlier this month amid pressure from his party, quipping that the British politician "paid the price" for speaking out against the court's decision. Johnson had called the decision a "backward step."

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Ocasio-Cortez, describing the Supreme Court as in a "legitimacy crisis," also called on Chief Justice John Roberts to share progress updates on the Supreme Court's investigation into the unprecedented leak of Alito's draft opinion deciding Roe's demise.

The draft opinion was leaked May 2, and the Court handed down its official decision June 24.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: AOC chides Alito for 'politicized' comments on global leaders' reactions to overturning Roe

The uncomfortable problem with Roe v. Wade .
The Constitution doesn’t tell us which rights it protects, and now the power to decide that question rests with people like Samuel Alito.I want to state that upfront because the rest of this essay will be highly critical of the Supreme Court’s opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, and of the open-ended approach to constitutional interpretation exemplified by that decision. As I will argue below, the right to an abortion should be found within the Constitution’s promise of gender equality — an approach which does far more to limit judicial power than the Roe opinion itself.

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