Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Citrus Taliban Attacks Florida Supreme Court

Florida GOP Steve Crisafulli and Richard Corcoran attack the Florida Supreme Court’s 5-2 decision to suspend the state’s 24-hour waiting period for an abortion.
Crisafulli: “In my opinion, this has been one of the most activist and overreaching state Supreme Courts in recent memory. I believe our government works best when all sides respect the balance of power. It appears that several of our Justices seem to believe it is their job to invalidate any action of the Legislature, regardless of the law and constitution.”
Corcoran: “Apparently, abortion activists, and their liberal allies on the Supreme Court, are no longer content just for abortion to be legal; their goal seems to be to ensure that the maximum number of abortions are performed each year in Florida.  How else would you explain opposition to a law that simply protects women from being pressured or bullied into making a life-altering decision?”
Of course that’s pure bunk. It’s part of the effort by a GOP that’s increasingly out of touch on social issues to attack the authority of any court that Republicans haven’t stacked. Their strategy is to undermine courts until they can rig them to overturn any progressive legislation that might be passed in the future. here

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