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Drew Courtney or Josh Glasstetter 202-467-4999

People for the American Way (PFAW)

Palin Remarks Distract From McCain Plan for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - In response to Sarah Palin's
remarks concerning the Supreme Court on Wednesday's episode of the CBS
Evening News with Katie Couric, People For the American Way President Kathryn Kolbert
issued the following statement:

Sarah Palin may
not have been able
to think of a single Supreme Court case beyond Roe v. Wade that she disagrees with, but
that's not true for John McCain and his panel
of right-wing judicial advisors
. Here are just a few of the cases on their
hit list:

  • Rush Prudential HMO, Inc. v.
    Moran-reversal would invalidate important state laws protecting HMO
    patients' rights in more than 40 states
  • Grutter v. Bollinger-
    reversal would forbid affirmative action aimed at promoting educational
    diversity in higher education
  • Nevada v. Hibbs-reversal would prevent
    state employees from obtaining effective relief for violations of their rights
    under the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Davis v. Bandemer-reversal would allow
    even blatant partisan gerrymandering in redistricting
  • Lawrence
    v. Texas-reversal
    would authorize criminal prosecution of private, consensual sex by adult
    same-sex couples
  • Tennessee v. Lane-reversal would allow
    states to deny physical access to the courts to the disabled
  • Massachusetts v. EPA-reversal would
    permit the EPA to refuse to regulate the emission of carbon dioxide and other
    greenhouse gases from new cars

John McCain's plan for the Supreme Court is as simple as it is
dangerous. He has promised to nominate "clones of Roberts and
Alito" (watch the

The Supreme Court
is on the ballot this election. McCain would hand the court over to the Right
for the next 40 years.


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