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Date September 1987
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Transcript National Organization for Women, Inc. 1401 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 800 • Wa«hington, D.C. 20005-2102 • (202) 347-2279 NATIONAL SAVE THE COURT "...Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced 'into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids..•" Senator Edward Kennedy We cannot permit a lame-duck discredited president to amend the Constitution by nominating Robert Bork to be Supreme Court Justice. A right-wing ideologue cannot be allowed to replace Lewis Powell, a swing vote. The confirmation of Bork could signal tlv end of three decades of progress for civil rights as well as threaten many other rights that we have come to view as fundamental. WHAT'S AT RISK IF BORK IS CONFIRMED 1. ABORTION: "I am convinced, as I think most legal scholars are, that Roe v. Wade is ... ^n unconstitutional decision, a serious and wholly unjustifiable judicial usurpation State legislative authority. I also think that Roe v. Wade is by no means the only exam of such unconstitutional behavior by the Supreme Court." (from testimony before the U.S. Senate on proposed Human Life Bill, 97th Congress, 1st Session, 1981) 2. RIGHT TO CONTRACEPTION: "The privacy notion... [upon which the right to contracepti is based] ... has little to do with the intent of the framers [of the Constitution]...." "The Griswold decision has been acclaimed by legal scholars as a major advance in constitutional law, a salutary demonstration of the Court's ability to protect: fundamenta human values. I regret to have to disagree... The Griswold opinion fails every test of neutrality.... [It] is an unprincipled decision...." (from "Neutral Principles and Some First Amendment Problems," 47 Indiana Law Journal 1, 8-11) 3. GAY RIGHTS: "We would find it impossible to conclude that a right to homosexual, conduct is 'fundamental' or 'implicit' in the concept of ordered liberty.... We conclude therefore, that we can find no constitutional right to engage in homosexual conduct and that, as judges, we have no warrant to create one." (Dronenburg v. Zech, 741 F.2d 1388, 1396-97 (D.C. Cir. 1984) 4. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: Bork has questioned the legality of affirmative action preferences for minorities: "Justified neither by the theory that the [Fourteenth] amendment is pro-black nor that it is colorblind, [the Bakke decision] must be seen as an uneasy compromise resting upon no constitutional footing of its own." (Wall Street Journal, July 21, 1978, p. 8) 5. PRAYER IN THE SCHOOLS: Generally, Bork has upheld legislation if the language of th< statute does not specifically violate the Constitution. Bork is believed to favor more government accommodation of religious practices. 6. SEXUAL HARASSMENT: In a 1985 dissent Bork said that applying civil rights laws' protection against .sexual harassment would mean that "sexual dalliance, however voluntary engaged in, becomes harassment whenever an employee sees fit, after the fact " Bork claimed that harassment by bisexuals would be legal because "insistence on sexual favors would apply to male and female employees alike." And "...Perhaps somt of the doctrinal - difficulty in this area is due to the awkwardness of classifying sexual advances as •discrimination'. Harassment is reprehensible, but Title VII was pas.;ed to outlaw discriminatory behavior and not simply behavior of which we strongly disapprove " (Vinson v. Taylor. 706 F.2d 1330, (1985)) " v ^^