It's comments like these, as much as anything else, that explain Giuliani's surprising acceptability to folks like Robertson.  This is why I doubt the religious right will totally defect from the Republicans if Giuliani is nominated.  He may be personally pro-choice, the argument will go, but he is clearly better on the abortion front than any Democrat could possibly be, because he will nominate more Scalias and Thomases to the Court.

Eduardo M. Peñalver is the Allan R. Tessler Dean of the Cornell Law School. The views expressed in the piece are his own, and should not be attributed to Cornell University or Cornell Law School.

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