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November 19, 2013



It has always been, and will always be, an unsolvable legal issue (and logical conundrum) whether to (a) lean toward preserving the status quo of the parties, or (b) lean toward preserving the status quo of the law.

On any stay of a court order pending appeal, that issue can easily arise and it can never be easily decided.

There's no simple "liberal answer" or "conservative answer" as to which way to lean, and there's no predictable pattern as to which side tends to convince a court.

Inevitably, all of us will be fuming in half the Stay cases that issue. We'll all be better off if everyone will chill a bit, and just recognize that it can't be helped.

In my personal opinion, I believe abortion (without non-medical benefits for the mother) should be illegal.

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