Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Justin Taylor of the blog, Between Two Worlds conducted an interview with Richard Garnett, Notre Dame law professor and former clerk to Supreme Court Chief Justice Rehnquist.
Here is an excerpt of the interview...
JT: Will Roe play a major role in the nomination proceedings? How would you counsel a nominee to answer the question: Would you vote to overturn Roe v. Wade?
RG: In my view, nearly all of the turmoil and controversy surrounding Supreme Court nominations—or judicial nominations generally—is attributable to Roe v. Wade and to our divisions concerning abortion. I do not believe a nominee should answer, or should be expected to answer, the question, “Would you vote to overturn Roe v. Wade?” I believe, though, that everyone should respect a nominee’s view that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided (as it certainly was).
Check out the whole informative interview by clicking here.