Lindsey Graham states the Tone was Set by Samuel Alito
Samuel Alito "reassuring" that no other policies will be touched set the tone, according to Senator Graham...
The biggest question surrounding any of the controversies about whether or not Supreme Court decisions protecting contraception and same-sex marriage are in jeopardy is can we trust the Republicans telling us they’re not in jeopardy? Senator Lindsey Graham has come forward to say that Samuel Alito “Set the tone,” as he wrote those rights were not in jeopardy.
Graham also defended Clarence Thomas’ comments surrounding the review of such rights by saying Thomas just wished to take a look at those rulings.
“Alito, I think, set the right tone. He said nothing in this decision puts those cases at risk. The reason he decided that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided is that it deals with the potential for life.”
Lindsey Graham said.
In his concurring opinion, Clarence Thomas stated that he wished to examine contraception and same-sex marriage. An odd choice, but both are currently protected by a Supreme Court decision. The argument presented is that the Constitution’s Due Process Clause doesn’t give a right to an abortion or to any other substantive rights.
The cases mentioned by Clarence Thomas were Griswold v. Connecticut (contraception) and Obergefell v. Hodges (same-sex marriage). As mentioned, Lindsey Graham and Samuel Alito both agreed that the Supreme Court does not wish to or need to extend its reach into other policies protected by Supreme Court rulings.
“These other privacy issues like contraception do not deal with the potential for life. He made a distinction between same-sex marriage and contraception, which I think will win the day over time.”
Lindsey Graham concluded.