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On Thursday's New Day, liberal CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin continued freaking out over Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement as he not only renewed his predictions of Roe V. Wade being overturned, but he also forecast that religious conservatives who own businesses would bar gays from patronizing their restaurants and hotels. Liberal CNN co-host John Avlon left open the possibility that a "dystopian Handmaid's Tale type America" might happen.
The two also badgered former Donald Trump advisor Steve Cheung as he resisted making predictions about future court cases, with Avlon complaining that "You're adding very little value to the conversation with that kind of pablum."
Show - Segment - Hour - Toobin
In the show's first segment during the 6:00 a.m. hour, Toobin fretted:
If you are a gay couple who wants to be served in a business that is owned by religiously conservative people, you will not be able to buy a hotel room, be served in a restaurant, buy a wedding cake. These are aspects of American life that are going to change.
Avlon - Toobin - Make - Prediction - Possibility
Avlon suggested Toobin was wrong to flat-out make such a prediction, but left open the possibility that it may be true: "Saying these things are a fait accompli, we're going to a dystopian Handmaid's Tale type America, I think, is going to far. The possibility that those things could happen certainly exists."
The liberal Avlon also used the preferred liberal slam of pro-lifers as "anti-choice" at one point as he recalled that Trump did not have a previous history of opposing abortion before he ran for President.
Hour - Group - Liberals
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