In Judge Waller’s view, the “sovereign right of the people” justifies any attempt to revoke the constitutional rights of other people. Had Initiative 26 passed, as seemed nearly certain at the time of the ruling, Mississippi women and families would have seen their rights infringed, and would be unable to get judicial relief until after the violation had already occurred.Considering how unpopular the Personhood Amendment was in the Central District, this certainly has the potential to cause Waller major problems. Rep. Banks voted against Personhood measures in the Legislature.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Personhood Amendment opponents: Replace Waller with Banks
In a blog post today, Parents Against Personhood, came out in support of replacing Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller with Rep. Earle Banks. The group, widely credited with defeating Initiative 26 (also known as the "Personhood" Amendment), had this to say about Waller's stance on Personhood: