Palm Beach letter: 'Lying' Supreme Court justices should resign

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Abortion-rights protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on  June 24. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases.
Abortion-rights protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases.

In response to the Supreme Court’s overturning the 50 year precedent in Roe v. Wade, I comment not on the substance of the decision so much as the actions and character of Associate Justices Alito, Barrett, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Thomas. Of course I strongly disagree with the decision, as do more than 62% of the American people, according to at least one recent and reputable opinion poll.

But rather, I want to focus on these five. Far from being an ad hominem argument, I base my observations on known and indisputable facts; facts that are on the record and videotape.

They lied to the U.S. Congress and lied to the American people in their confirmation hearings in sworn testimony about Roe and stare decisis. Dishonesty has no place on the Supreme Court and neither do they. Their actions — and thus their character — are immoral and disgusting; they should be ashamed of themselves and resign from the court immediately.

The damage their lying and deceit has done to the Court is immeasurable and lasting, and they have done a great disservice to the Court and the nation. History will paint their reputations and legacies as political hacks.

This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Daily News: Letter: Most Americans are against the tossing of Roe v. Wade