Michigan Congressional Candidate Carl Marlinga May Be a Democrat, But His Favorite Supreme Court Justices Are Hardline Conservatives | Politics and Elections | Detroit

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Former Judge Carl Marlinga is running for Congress in the 10th District.

Carl Marlinga, the apparent favorite in the Democratic primary for a new US House seat in Macomb and Oakland counties, previously sided with conservative US Supreme Court justices in a survey of an anti-abortion group.

Marglina completed the Right to Life-LIFESPAN poll in 2012 when he was a Macomb County Probate Court judge candidate and indicated that the judges who most possessed a judicial philosophy similar to his own were Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, hard-line conservatives who were appointed by Republican presidents.

Thomas joined the Conservative majority in a draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wadethe landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in 1973. Scalia died in February 2016.

Marlinga is running for Congress in the newly drawn 10th district, which covers Warren, Sterling Heights, Clinton Township and Shelby Township in Macomb County and Rochester and Rochester Hills in Oakland County.

Several polls have shown that Marlinga is the favourite.

bill marling subway schedules that he chose the two magistrates because judicially “he has always been a strict constitutionalist.” But, he emphasized, he is pro-choice and disagrees with the Supreme Court’s majority opinion on abortion.

“My constitutional support for the right to choose is based solely on the wording of the Fourth Amendment, which holds that the right of persons to the security of their persons shall not be violated,” he says.

Marlinga adds: “A simple reading of the Fourth Amendment protects people in their ‘personas.’ Inescapably, that means a woman’s right to control her health and her reproductive choices.”

When the draft opinion was leaked earlier this month, Marlinga tweeted that overturning Roe vs. Wade “It has serious consequences.”

“This is a huge and unacceptable step backwards for our country,” Marlinga said. “In MI, this reinstates the law making it a felony NO EXCEPTION for rape/incest. In Washington, I will do everything I can to protect a woman’s right to choose.”

Some of Marlinga’s main opponents responded by saying that his support for conservative judges is a red flag.

“It’s obvious voters can’t trust Mr. Marlinga’s position on abortion, reproductive rights, or a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions,” says Sterling City Councilman Heights and former State Representative Henry Yanez. subway schedules. “I have a clear and documented record that I am in favor of abortion. Voters also have to ask themselves what other issues Mr Marlinga is ‘suitably flexible’”.

Warren City Councilwoman Angela Rogensues, who is also running in the primary, says Marlinga’s alignment with conservative justices is troubling.

“Carl Marlinga’s alignment with some of the most extreme Supreme Court Justices in the history of this country is incredibly alarming,” says his campaign manager, Austin Lyle. subway schedules. “Judge Alito’s draft opinion annulling Roe underscores how out of touch this judicial philosophy is with reality. By aligning himself with extremists like Justices Thomas and Scalia, Mr. Marlinga sides with the very justices who want to ban abortion, helped dismantle the Voting Rights Act, and voted against same-sex marriage.”

Also running in the primary are Rhonda Powell, the county’s former director of health and community services, and Huwaida Arraf, a progressive activist and attorney.

Marlinga, who served for two decades as a Macomb County prosecutor, ran for Congress in 2002 but lost. During the campaign, he was accused of helping a man obtain a new rape trial in exchange for contributions. A federal jury acquitted him in 2006.

The race for District 10 is expected to be highly competitive for Democrats and Republicans.

On the Republican side, John James, the twice-losing US Senate candidate, is running.

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