Friday, January 09, 2004

Reporter for The Nation comments on Claude Allen nomination

According to this commentary from the website of The Nation, one of several "horrors in the pipeline" among the federal judicial nominees is Claude Allen, whom President Bush has nominated to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The author explains that "Allen has supported antichoice statutes and regulations; urged sexual abstinence as the solution to AIDS and teen pregnancy; and opposed expanded health insurance for poor children."

Somehow, that reminds me of the conservative critics of the Lawrence decision, who argued that the spread of disease was one good reason why sodomy should be illegal.

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