Three Cheers For South Dakota!! YAAAAYY!!!!!
I’ve already done two separate posts slamming South Dakota for 1. Their new abortion law which bans virtually ALL abortions; and 2. A ballot initiative which would disbar — even imprison — judges who make unpopular decisions.
So in the spirit of fairness, here’s the good news: the people of South Dakota defeated both of those laws on Election Day. You Go People! Twenty-first Century here we come.
The abortion law was passed earlier this year by a huge majority of the state legislature. Opponents of the law put a measure on the ballot to overturn it, and 55% of the people voted to overturn the abortion ban. Methinks a few legislators are out of touch with their constituents.
Abortion opponents were hoping this law would be appealed to the Supreme Court, and this would pave the way for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Whoa, not so fast!
The ballot initiative for disciplining “activist judges” was known as “JAIL 4 Judges.” This would have turned the clock back to the thirteenth century, when the concept of Judicial Immunity was originated. If this initiative had passed, its backers were planning to export this brilliant idea to all fifty states.
Sorry wingnuts — next time you come up with an idea, try not to turn the clock quite so far back.