Mark Levin: If stare decisis is paramount, put monkeys on the Supreme Court

Talk show host and constitutional scholar Mark Levin has been talking a lot this week about the philosophical arguments being made about Supreme Court nominees.  Levin made the point that liberals are insisting that a nominee promise to slavishly follow stare decisis, or to obediently obey past cases that liberals like, such as Roe v. Wade. But Levin made the point that if Supreme Court justices need only to blindly follow past decisions, we could easily put monkeys on the court instead of people.  Levin points out that some Supreme Court precedents are not ones to be blindly followed: 1. Korematsu v. United States, which upheld the internment of Japanese Americans en masse. 2. Plessy v. Ferguson, which upheld "separate but equal" segregation for blacks.  Levin points out that Plessy was "settled law" for longer than Roe has been. 3. The Dred Scott case, where a slave...(Read Full Post)

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