In last night’s debate of Democrat presidential contenders, the candidates were offered the chance to bash the Supreme Court’s partial-birth abortion decision — and each candidate duly did so. From the transcript, here was the very next question asked, together with Gov. Richardson’s answer:
MODERATOR BRIAN WILLIAMS: We’d like to ask the same question of all of you, down the line, in order, and it calls for you to say a name or to pass. And Governor Richardson, we’re going to start with you. The question is, your model Supreme Court justice.
GOV. RICHARDSON: It would be Justice Whizzer White.
MR. WILLIAMS: How about someone who is among the living? (Laughter.)
GOV. RICHARDSON: It would be — and in this particular case, Judge Ginsburg, who said that this was an erosion of a woman’s right to choose and degraded the ability of a woman to protect herself health-wise.
Who volunteers to tell Gov. Richardson how Justice White voted in Roe v. Wade?
UPDATE: Matthew J. Franck has much more.