Justice Scalia on Stare Decisis and Roe
Justice Antonin Scalia talks about Roe v. Wade — and other mistakes of the past 50 years:
“By and large I am not urging that we rip out all of the mistakes made over the last fifty years….If [a decision] was plausible when [it was] announced, if it was generally accepted, and if I can work with it as a judge, which is to say as a lawyer…then I will accept it.My Comments:
“On the other hand, let us take Roe v. Wade. It is a bad opinion. It was controversial from the outset and remains so. But thirdly and most importantly, it does not permit me to function as a lawyer.”
As Feddie says, "Stare decisis is fo' suckas!"