- - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

With the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the appeal of Arizona’s prohibition against abortion being performed after 20 weeks, the justices have once again demonstrated their arrogance and contempt for the rule of law and states’ rights as defined by the Constitution (“Supreme Court won’t hear case on Arizona abortion ban,” Web, Jan. 13).

By refusing to consider the right of the state of Arizona to enact laws supported by its residents through the legislature, the Supreme Court foments contempt for Arizona’s rulings, contributes to the polarized viciousness between liberals and conservatives, and gives credibility to the notion that through the obstructionism inherent in legislating from the bench, the federal courts are usurping the prerogatives of lawfully empowered legislatures and the will of the people. No more lifetime appointments to the federal bench.

The Supreme Court is at the root of the destruction of America, the tradition of upholding the literal meaning of the Constitution and the value we used to place on life, including the lives of the unborn.

ALAN QUARTARARO
Virginia Beach