Timeline of case law on individual liberty; security of person; bodily integrity and legal definition of human being.
Sometimes I gotta laugh, because in the end the whole thing about making up laws and rules (for 'others', truth be told) are in trying to adequately describe and implement their limitations. Few are universal*. In comparison with a theoretically lawless and ruleless society, (if there ever was or is one? hard to prove), I do have to weigh the benefits of codifying the rules and laws at all when they are so easily misapplied.
*Gravity is the only law I have personally found to be universal. Human decency seems common as well (50%? in my life) if we are one on one. Beyond that, complications.
One analogy in support of the above theory is that when they remove stop signs from 4 way stop intersections there are fewer accidents. Or so I heard.
Not a legal scholar by any means, so please pardon my ignorance on a lot of matters. I may need to read more, too- but seems the Justices' arguments for dissent (even if they yield a favorable outcome) are not based on the right concepts? And how did "privacy" become the basis for their terrible ruling on Roe v Wade?
Thank you for your enlightening posts!
"Freedom from unwanted medical attention is unquestionably among those principles so rooted in the traditions and conscience of our people as to be ranked as fundamental."
Wow, this is more true now than ever due to so many of the "medical procedures" being clearly against the patient's quality of life and often at vey minimal lengthening of lifespan if at all, particularly when statistically measured within elderly populations.
I've read that we spend the vast majority of our health care dollars for any given individual in the last 6 months of the individual's life.
This seems a very inefficient use of resources.