US Supreme Court Justice Prefers South African Constitution
February 6, 2012
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited Cairo last week and suggested Egyptian revolutionaries not use the U.S. Constitution as a model for developing their own. "I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the constitution of South Africa. That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, have an independent judiciary. It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done." This same justice has stated that she considers foreign law as well as U.S. law when deliberating on Supreme Court cases. Justice Bader made the comments during and interview on Al Hayat television as As Egyptian officials prepare to send to trial 19 American democracy and rights workers.
Are these views acceptable for a Supreme Court Justice?
Condoms for First Graders?
June 24, 2010
The school board in Provincetown, Massachusetts voted unanimously on June 8 to provide free condoms to elementary school students, whether their parents approve or not. Under the policy, even first graders can ask for the condoms. The policy requires that students speak to a school nurse or other trained counselor before receiving a condom and they don't have to tell their parents.
This law firm condemns this policy, the people who passed it, and the agenda behind it. We agree with the Massachusetts Family Institute statement saying: "Making condoms available to first graders bullies parents to submit to an agenda that promotes sexual promiscuity to innocent children at their most vulnerable age. The Provincetown school committee's decision to force this radical and absurd policy demonstrates the lengths to which some will go to emasculate parents' rights and undermine the notion of encouraging children to delay sexual activity.” The Institute's president called the school board's policy “absurd” and suggested parents file suit to overturn the policy. This office also agrees with that.
What do you think?