A New Court - A New Day for Conservatives

With the addition of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, many conservatives have high hopes the court will reverse its leftward tilt on landmark issues. Consider the following:

Under Robert’s leadership, the justices will once again take a look at a partial birth abortion ban. In 2000 the High Court ruled against the Nebraska Partial Birth Abortion Ban in a 5-4 vote, but with the replacement of Samuel Alito to Justice O’Connor’s seat, pro-life leaders think the five to four vote could swing our way. If that happens it will be the first federal restriction on abortion since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

Another sign the tide is turning against the abortion-on-demand crowd is the strong pro-life bill passed by the South Dakota legislature this year. In this bill abortion-on-demand is banned unless the mother’s life is endangered. The fate of this bill will be decided by South Dakota voters on November 7th. If approved by the voters it will, no doubt, be challenged immediately and the Supreme Court will have the final say on the fundamental question of abortion. Pro-abortion feminists know Americans would never have voted to legalize abortion-on-demand and consider the current situation “dire”. Over the years they may have won in the courts but they failed to win the hearts and minds of the American people.

In another positive move, the U.S. Supreme Court has announced they will review an important case that originated in Washington State when the Evergreen Freedom Foundation filed a complaint against the Washington Education Association for blatantly violating the Paycheck Protection Law. The union ignored this law’s requirement to get member’s consent before using their collective bargaining dues on political activity.

Washington v. Washington Education Association gives hope to millions of teachers across the country who are now being forced to pay union dues to fund liberal political causes. EFF legal counsel Michael Reitz said, “No one should be forced to pay for political causes with which they disagree and we think the Supreme Court will certainly agree with that and rule in our favor.”