quote:Originally posted by Melesi:
...It's based on Harry Blackmun's interpretation of the "penumbra" of the Constitution. He got a majority of the justices to agree with him, but he lobbied for it so hard that aides called the memos and the case, "Harry's abortion." It's a notoriously badly-decided case.
Prohibition of slavery is to be found in the Penumbra of the Biblical text. Is it therefore badly decided? I don't know but he notoriously lobbied hard for it.