Alan Dershowitz on MSNBC’s The Abrams Report yesterday:

” [T]he whole thing [the Roberts confirmation hearing] has been a sideshow. We didn‘t hear one word about the rights of atheists, of dissidents, of criminal defendants, of people on death row, of the homeless, of the truly disenfranchised. We only heard questions relating to special interest groups on the right and on the left. This has become a clash between Republicans, Democrats, special interest groups, and it has nothing to do with the rights of the people, the disenfranchised who really need the Supreme Court.” Read more of Dershowitz’s comments below, with a POLL … OPEN THREAD:
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DERSHOWITZ: Well, Robert Bork in many ways is like me. I‘m not confirmable for anything because I mean (INAUDIBLE). I say whatever I think. I write everything all the time. I upset people on the right, people on the left. I couldn‘t get a single vote from a Democrat or a Republican.


Robert Bork decided to lead his life in that manner. I admire that. And he spoke his mind at all times and he paid a very, very heavy price for that. Roberts is the anti-Bork. He has never said anything controversial in public and what few things he said controversial in private he seems to be taking back a little bit.


But look, the whole show is a charade. It‘s all about Roe v. Wade, which will never be overruled because it‘s been the greatest support the supreme court ever gave to the Republican Party and the Democrats would love to see Roe v. Wade overruled so that every election becomes a plebiscite over a woman‘s right to choose, which would win because those of us support a woman‘s right to choose have the vote.


So the whole thing has been a sideshow. We didn‘t hear one word about the rights of atheists, of dissidence [I think the transcriber meant to type dissidents, so I changed it above the fold], of criminal defendants, of people on death row, of the homeless, of the truly disenfranchised. We only heard questions relating to special interest groups on the right and on the left. This has become a clash between Republicans, Democrats, special interest groups, and it has nothing to do with the rights of the people, the disenfranchised who really need the Supreme Court.

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