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April 6, 2005

Congressional Veto over Supreme Court Decisions?

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 9:09 pm

Following a pointer from a relative concerning the Catholic position on Living Wills,

I found myself today at the Priests for Life website.  You can find a discussion there

on the moral dangers of living wills [scroll to #15], and even an audio homily on the

subject (with which I disagree) by Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for

Life, who preached at the recent funeral services for Terri Schiavo. 

 

However, what I thought my readers might find more interesting — even if not more

important — is the Online Poll offered on the PfL home page (scroll down).  The

current question is


Should the United States Congress exercise veto power over   courthouse1

Supreme Court decisions?

I’ll be curious to see the results of this poll.  Prior poll questions and results — with lopsided

numbers that would be expected from fundamentalist-conservative Catholics and their allies 

— suggest that a particular response was anticipated from the website’s editor. For example:.


Q: Do you think it’s time to start blockading abortion clinics again?

Results: Yes: 1814 No: 821

 

Q: Do you agree that the Democratic Party “can no longer be 

morally supported by Christians”?

Results: Yes: 13,005  No: 792

A little bit of thought suggests that the congressional veto of Supreme Court decisions has

no such obvious answer for pro-lifers or pro-choicers, or any other political animal (of the

partisan or philosophical sort).   How would Fr. Pavone like a potential congressional veto

over a decision overturning Roe v. Wade?  How would limited government foes — or

opponents — feel about such veto power over interpretations of the Bill of Rights?

 

courthouseN I hope other webloggers with better credentials than I on the topic — like Professors 

AlthouseBainbridge, and Grace, or Mike “Fed84” Cernovich, and the whole Volokh gang — could

help Fr. Pavone and his audience take thoughtful positions on the question. 

 

update: holy cow: of bull and manure (Sept. 19, 2005)

 

 










if someone asks
answer: it’s a dewdrop
OK?

 



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10 Comments

  1. dog day heat
    the subtle breeze
    of a blown kiss

    home on leave
    my nephew calls
    the busboy “sir”

    hope your night is going well. we’re busy
    tonight here at work. just finished group
    therapy.

    Comment by ed markowski — April 7, 2005 @ 9:22 pm

  2. dog day heat
    the subtle breeze
    of a blown kiss

    home on leave
    my nephew calls
    the busboy “sir”

    hope your night is going well. we’re busy
    tonight here at work. just finished group
    therapy.

    Comment by ed markowski — April 7, 2005 @ 9:22 pm

  3. I never expected I’d be having famous haijin drop by and leave bonus haiku for my readers and me.  Is this cool or what?
    thanks, ed!

    Comment by David Giacalone — April 9, 2005 @ 12:48 am

  4. I never expected I’d be having famous haijin drop by and leave bonus haiku for my readers and me.  Is this cool or what?
    thanks, ed!

    Comment by David Giacalone — April 9, 2005 @ 12:48 am

  5. The text was good, but i stil cant find the play ipdates. looking for it dude.

    Comment by Joe Fuentes — July 22, 2005 @ 9:57 pm

  6. The text was good, but i stil cant find the play ipdates. looking for it dude.

    Comment by Joe Fuentes — July 22, 2005 @ 9:57 pm

  7. A heap of wheat, says the Song of Songs
    but I’ve never seen wheat in a pile :)
    did you like it?

    Comment by Peter Jackson — July 23, 2005 @ 5:07 pm

  8. A heap of wheat, says the Song of Songs
    but I’ve never seen wheat in a pile :)
    did you like it?

    Comment by Peter Jackson — July 23, 2005 @ 5:07 pm

  9. Nice one, but what about der weg ? anywya, congrats from me.

    Comment by Richard Davis — July 24, 2005 @ 6:26 pm

  10. Nice one, but what about der weg ? anywya, congrats from me.

    Comment by Richard Davis — July 24, 2005 @ 6:26 pm

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