Wednesday, June 08, 2005

On the Fourth Circuit's partial birth abortion ruling and the elections

AFP has this article in which various pundits opine that, notwithstanding the fears of some Democrats, the recent ruling against the 2003 Virginia law banning partial birth abortion will not energize pro-life voters, because there is no one on the ballot to blame; instead, voters will blame "the justices of the Fourth Circuit" (or something like that).

If so, the issue might be more important if Senator Warner runs for re-election, since unlike state government officials, he has some say in who gets to be on the federal courts of appeals, especially some seats on the Fourth Circuit.

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