Dred Scott Anyone?

Somebody leaked a draft opinion from the Supreme Court and Susan Collins has got her panties in a wad. At this point, the content of the opinion is a tempest in a non-existent teapot. The real controversy is which liberal scumbag leaked the opinion? But Collins missed that point.


Collins owes her tenure in the Senate to her ability be a political whore. She claims that Gorsuch and Kavanaugh stated that Roe V Wade was “settled law”. Assuming that they sided with Alito on the draft opinion overturning Roe v Wade, Collins claims that the two justices lied to her. The only liar in this scenario is Collins.

Cue the platitudes: “Time waits for no man,” “Time marches on!” or “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.”

Watch my right hand, no not the left. When Gorsuch and Kavanaugh met with Collins, Roe was settled law. But a funny thing happened. Since that time, somebody came up with a compelling legal argument that called the decision into question. This event caused the court to reevaluate its stance. Dred Scott was once settled law. Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) | Wex | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute (cornell.edu)

The Supreme Court never did overturn the Dred Scott decision. The passage of the Fourteenth Amendment rendered the decision moot.

The real reason liberals are upset is that should Roe v Wade be overturned they will have to sell a bad idea over and over, state by state. This requires a commitment to draft and pass legislation, rather than a shoulder shrug and shifting blame to the court.