Baby on Board is no excuse
Apparently, a woman in the carpool lane claimed it was legitimate because she was pregnant. This case went to court, where one would expect to hear the same old "is a fetus a person" stuff. But no, the judge seems to have sidestepped the issue, by
applying a "common sense" definition in which an individual is someone who occupies a "separate and distinct" space in a vehicle.Thanks to this judge for using some common sense! Can you imagine a woman being charged two seats in a movie theater just because she's pregnant?
This is where the "letter of the law" theory of judicicizing (ya like that one?) breaks down. One wonders how "Strip Search" Alito would have argued.