Fox host says the Supreme Court shouldn't have ruled on Brown v. Board of Education

Fox host says the Supreme Court shouldn't have ruled on Brown v. Board of Education

Civil rights issues should be decided "in political debates, they should be on the ballot"

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From the September 7 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom:

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JUAN WILLIAMS (FOX NEWS ANALYST): Is the Supreme Court now simply another polarized, political institution in American life?

STEVE HILTON (HOST, THE NEXT REVOLUTION): It's been that for decades. That's the whole point. That's how the left have seen their way to advance their agenda. Because they haven't been able to persuade people at the ballot box, they've seen the legal system, the courts, as the way to advance their agenda. That era, which has been with us for many decades now, is coming to an end with this nomination.

WILLIAMS: So let's speak specifically -- let's speak specifically to the issues that you're talking about. Are you talking about Brown v. Board of Education that would say, "Oh, we're going to go back and undo segregation in American life," was that the court acting politically? How about a woman's right to have an abortion, Roe v. Wade, is that the court undoing something? Is that political? I think, in fact, that's the court interpreting the Constitution that says, people have rights because we are Americans. 

HILTON: But all those issues, and more, many of which I completely agree with the position that we're in. It's not about where you stand on the issues. I think because -- precisely because they're so important, they should be in political debates, they should be on the ballot, they should be argued over in the democratic part of our system, on the ballot. 

WILLIAMS: Steve, if you put my rights, as a Black American, on the ballot in 1954, I lose.

Previously:

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Steve Hilton, Juan Williams
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