In my latest column, Supreme Court on Trial, I initiated a new discussion about how five conservative men on the Supreme Court have joined partisan Republicans in the war against laws and programs that serve women.
In June, we will remember the anniversary of the infamous 5-4 Supreme Court decision discrimination defeating women opposing against Wal-Mart, when the five men joined fellow Republicans against efforts to win pay equity for women and end discrimination against women.
It will not help Republicans to put South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who is highly unpopular at home, on the presidential ticket with “war against women” politicians such as Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, John Boehner and Ron Paul.
If the Supreme Court throws out the healthcare law as unconstitutional it will foment a powerful political backlash and escalate the judicial front in the war against women.
The Supreme Court is indeed on trial with the American people and the high court of history.
The five men on the Supreme Court who promote these wars against women decisions and join with war against women Republicans should step back, uphold the law and begin acting with judicial impartiality.
They should stop acting like partisan Republicans and extreme ideologues with an agenda that dishonors the law, and does grave damage and injustice to the women of America.
Brent Budowsky is served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, responsible for commerce and intelligence matters, including one of the core drafters of the CIA Identities Law. Served as Legislative Director to Congressman Bill Alexander, then Chief Deputy Whip, House of Representatives. Currently a member of the International Advisory Council of the Intelligence Summit. Left government in 1990 for marketing and public affairs business including major corporate entertainment and talent management.
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