Hands up, whoever didn't see this coming:
U.S. reopens abortion debate
Newly reshaped by two conservative appointees, the U.S. Supreme Court plunged into the politically charged abortion debate yesterday, announcing it would review the controversial issue of so-called partial-birth abortions.
And was there even a suitable period of mourning for womens' rights in America?
The announcement was made on Justice Alito's first day on the bench, three weeks after the U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination.
On the brighter side, Democrats in the U.S. have vowed that, if President Bush nominates another Supreme Court justice, well, by gosh, this time they're going to ask some really, really, really hard questions, before they vote for confirmation.
Really hard. They promise.