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1,000 Wrongfully Convicted And Counting...

Why there are so many wrongful convictions and how one 16-year-old had to fight for his freedom.

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1,000 Wrongfully Convicted And Counting.... Why there are so many wrongful convictions and how one 16-year-old had to fight for his freedom.
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Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 40 Posts
Monday, December 3, 2012 12:06:28 PM

You seem to be confused with drafting laws and "making" laws. SCOTUS makes law all the time. Every time the Court interprets and delivers an opinion, that is the law of the land (with some exceptions such as in the case of a plurality opinion). Sometimes a decision creates new law, sometimes, it merely clarifies a constitutional right "for the books" so to speak. If SCOTUS's interpretation declares something unconstitutional, such as governmental restriction on a woman`s fundamental right to personal autonomy, there is nothing, short of amending the Constitution, that the legislature (the branch that you mistakenly believe has exclusive rights to "make" laws) can do.

That being said, with the current state of the political arena, it seems unlikely that Republicans will have the political clout anytime soon (if ever) to amend the Constitution to outlaw abortions. Move on and focus on something productive.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6465 Posts
Monday, December 3, 2012 10:59:04 AM
That would be two elections my short minded friend. Your abortion stance was a career ender for every politician that let it be known. Your state is now concentrating on making abortion illegal and every politician behind it will eventually be removed. It's a losing argument that can be won with facts and statistics but we know republicans reject facts. You`re not going to get your way. Abortion will remain legal in America your entire life. There is nothing you can do about it. In fact, just about every stance you hold on everything is the exact opposite of how a normal person acts. Perhaps you should do the opposite of every impulse you have, you might actually make something of yourself for a change.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
Monday, December 3, 2012 10:16:42 AM
madest: I still fail to see how the results of one election makes this 'Your World`. We share this nation and the planet with others and that would`ve remained the same regardless of who won in November.

Abortion was not legislated, no bill or amendment was passed to make it `legal`. The SCOTUS doesn`t make law, they interpret it and they`ve increasingly become more interested in saving the life of the unborn rather than allowing it`s continued destruction. Even the woman anonymously named `Roe` in that famous case has came out against abortion.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 660 Posts
Monday, December 3, 2012 9:24:09 AM
@CrakrJak nice hijack of thread.

ccalhoun86, well put.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6465 Posts
Monday, December 3, 2012 6:55:49 AM
It is not 'Your world`, you megalomaniac.
Oh but you`re mistaken my unaborted friend. I`m all for abortion and lo and behold abortion is legal in America. I`m a proud democrat and lo and behold our country rejected republican nonsense and re-elected a democrat for president in a landslide. If you had anything at all going for you it`s people like me who would rather pay for people like you than let you die homeless on the street. You`re welcome by the way.

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