THE BLOG
06/30/2007 03:59 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade In Mortal Danger

The Supreme Court has escalated it's attack
on core principles of justice and law with a
series of cases that threaten fundamental
freedoms.

This week, the Court majority ruled against
integration and aims at de facto reversal of
Brown v. Board of Education. This sets back
justice by fifty years with logic reminiscent of
the pre-Brown days of segregation.

Previously, the Court initiated an attack on
Roe, with Justice Kennedy using the bizarre
legal reasoning that seventy year old men
need to prevent women from making what
they consider a mistake, i.e. exercising their
right of choice.

Make no mistake, Roe v. Wade is in mortal danger from this Court.

The President believes he can void the Bill
of Rights unilaterally and violate statutes
with signing statements. The Vice President
acts like a rogue elephant with a strange
fixation for torture and other misdeeds.
The Attorney General makes a mockery
of the very notions of justice and the rule
of law.

Now, the Supreme Court comes dangerously
close to joining this march to disrespect for
law over the brilliant and passionate opposition
of Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Stevens and
Souter.

I am urging senior Democrats to make this
a front burner issue and urging everyone
to mobilize, organize and activate. I wrote
a longer piece about this which can be read
on The Hill.