Feinstein Reminds Trump Judge Pick ‘You’re Under Oath’ When He Says He’ll Follow Roe v. Wade

Bush: ‘My role as a circuit judge is to apply the law of the Supreme Court … I’m not in any position to overturn or to undermine those decisions’

Senator Reminds Trump Judge Pick ‘You’re Under Oath’ When He Says He’ll Follow Roe v. Wade (Law Newz)

On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing regarding the nominations of several judicial picks made by President Donald Trump. One of the nominees, John K. Bush, has drawn attention for his history as a right-wing blogger. Bush assured the Committee that while blogging is a political activity, he recognizes that there is no room for politics on the bench and will only act according to the law.

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California wasn’t satisfied by that, and pressed Bush on a particular comment he made in a 2008 blog post. Bush’s post said, “The two greatest tragedies in our country — slavery and abortion — relied on similar reasoning and activist justices at the U.S. Supreme Court, first in the Dred Scott decision, and later in Roe.” Roe, of course, meaning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that recognized the the legality of abortion.

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