Tuesday, February 21
Supreme Court takes up legality of late-term abortion:
The US government is appealing rulings by lower courts that a 2003 law banning the procedures decried by opponents as "partial-birth abortion" is unconstitutional, mainly because it fails to make exceptions for a mother's health.
The case will be closely watched for clues on how President George W. Bush's picks for chief justice, John Roberts, and associate justice, Samuel Alito, will rule on abortion.
Very interestingly, the Government itself is behind the appeal...
I think it means that, as much as Alito and Roberts had to pretend they'd never heard of that, "what was the word? abortion?" thing, the President is pretty confident about his picks.