In an interview with Katie Couric, it appears as if Sarah Palin was unable to name a single Supreme Court case other than Roe v. Wade.
The Palin aide, after first noting how “infuriating” it was for CBS to purportedly leak word about the gaffe, revealed that it came in response to a question about Supreme Court decisions.
After noting Roe vs. Wade, Palin was apparently unable to discuss any major court cases.
There was no verbal fumbling with this particular question as there was with some others, the aide said, but rather silence.
I like to think that if prompted, she could tell us what Brown v. Board of Education accomplished, but I’ve learned not to take anything for granted.
Anyway, Sarah, allow us to tell you about one or two cases that your own running mate has had a hand in bringing about. Thanks to the confirmation of John Roberts and Samuel Alito, you can use any of these cases to talk about how the Court affects ordinary Americans.
- Ledbetter v. Goodyear – Makes it harder for women to sue when they’ve been discriminated against.
- Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 – Makes it harder to desegregate schools.
- Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation – Makes it harder for to preserve the wall between church and state.
- Garcetti v. Ceballos – Makes it harder for students to exercise free speech.
- Gonzales v. Carhart – Makes it harder for women to get abortion procedures they need.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Thanks to your running mate, there are all sorts of terrible, terrible Supreme Court decisions that limit our rights and freedoms. Better get studyin’.