Responding to breaking news that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a provision in a restrictive Indiana anti-abortion law that mandates fetal tissue must either be buried or destroyed, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin blamed newly-appoint Justice Brett Kavanaugh for a change in direction for the court.
While the court allowed a lower case ruling that banned a restriction on abortions based upon sex, race or disability of fetus, Toobin said the controversial appointment of Kavanaugh has opened the floodgates for anti-choice activists to flood the court with cases chipping away at a woman’s right to choose.
“This is all the fallout of Brett Kavanaugh being confirmed to replace Anthony Kennedy,” told hosts Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow. “Anthony Kennedy was a firm vote to support a woman’s right to choose abortion. Brett Kavanaugh — we don’t know his views exactly, although we do know that President [Donald] Trump said he would appoint people to the bench who will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.”
“So in state after state, in more conservative states, they have passed laws restricting the right to abortion,” he continued. “Indiana is one of them. The most extreme came from Alabama just a couple of weeks ago. but there are many of these — these laws that are now working their way through the courts.”
“The court here decided not to engage with the Indiana law — it decided to let stand a ruling that overturned part of it,” he elaborated. “A relatively pro-choice ruling. But the question that hovers over all of this is when and whether the Supreme Court will decide on the merits of one of these abortion cases, because there are going to be at least a dozen of them working their way through the courts in the next year.”
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Buttigieg says Trump can ‘do chores’ if he’s unwilling to leave White House
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg joked on Monday about what he would do if President Donald Trump is unwilling to leave the White House after a 2020 loss.
During a campaign event in Reno, a voter worried that Trump might call his loss a hoax if the election is close.
"I mean, if he won't leave, I guess if he's willing to do chores, we can work something out," the candidate said to laughter and cheers.
Buttigieg argued that the best way to prevent Trump from "cheating" is to win by a significant margin.
"At the end of the day, there's only one president," he explained. "This is one of the reason we not just eke out a win, not just club everybody over the head and hope that we get to 51% and our Twitter followers outnumber your Twitter followers and we somehow piece together a squeaker."
C-SPAN caller scorched by Muslim comedian for ignoring Jesus after she rants ‘gays are abomination to God’
Comedian Dean Obeidallah, who is Muslim, told a C-SPAN caller that Republicans are not following the teachings of Jesus Christ even though they may oppose abortion and other policies advocated by evangelicals.
"I am independent," Pam, who called from Arkansas, told Obeidallah. "I vote according to my conscience of who would Jesus vote for if he were here on Earth. And he would not vote a group of people who believe in murdering children in the womb, on gays, which is an abomination to God, on false gods from other countries."
Obeidallah, who hosts a SiruisXM radio program, replied with a lesson on the Christian savior.
GOPers claiming Trump learned from impeachment ‘look like fools’ after his ‘crazy-pants’ speech: MSNBC contributor
Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday morning, Washington Post conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin mocked Republican lawmakers -- specifically Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) -- for defending her vote to acquit Donald Trump in his impeachment trial by saying the president "learned" from the experience.
Speaking with host Ali Velshi, Rubin said any lawmaker who made such a statement looks like "a fool" now considering the president's demeanor following his acquittal.
"Jennifer, you have recently tweeted that those who defend the president are 'as depraved or nuts as he is' and, 'hey, Republican senators, proud of defending a lunatic?'" host Velshi began. "The president's defenders are not prepared to go out on a limb to say that he, virtually none of them, said he did anything wrong."