For the sake of the nation, the current Supreme Court majority needs to acknowledge that they were wrong and rescind their decisions on Roe, EPA, Guns, Church and State, Vaccinations, and School Prayer; then, resign en masse. They need to do so in order to save the nation the agony of the traditional fifty – one-hundred years wait for overturning such odoriferously bad decisions: in order to reduce the strain on our already strained democracy. As further housecleaning, while they are rescinding, and for these same reasons, they need to rescind other slightly precedent, equally as odoriferously and heinously bad, decisions such as Heller, Citizens, Shelby, and Rucho.
Once the likes of these six were culls to be tossed aside by the legal community and the US Senate. Then, one group, itself an operative arm of the libertarian party and successor to the Ku Klux Klan, saw these odds as an opportunity in husbandry. The Federalist Society would cross breed these odds and get pedigreed nutcases. It worked. They got Thomases, Alitos, and Gorsuches, along with nutty hybrids like Roberts, Kavanaughs, and Barretts. The Nation got badly screwed.
SCOTUS Partisanship Is Very Dangerous for Democracy, Says Legal Scholar | Amanpour and Company
This ain’t Fantasy Land at Disney. Neither can you wish upon a star no matter where you are. I always have been firmly stuck in the reality of having to deal with things. This will be no different.
I always have been firmly stuck in the reality of having to deal with things.
the Supreme Court doesn’t set the rules, doesn’t make the rules; they merely interpret the Constitution which can be changed at any time by the state governments plus Congress. you don’t like the Supreme Court decision then you add an amendment to the constitution, change it. We are a free nation who can deal with things.
Who checks the Supreme Court? This court is saying that it gets to decide what is permissible while limiting Executive power and knowing full well that the Senate is moribund.
that’s just the problem. This Supreme Court is making the rules. And it’s first rule is to make democracy impossible by giving money the vote, allowing states to “legally” commit election fraud and deny the vote to citizens they don’t like. and reaching into the seventeenth century to find legal precedent to take rights away from Americans whose ancestors fought a war to free themselves from seventeenth century legal tradition.
now i am all for trying to amend the costitution as needed. but that was near impossible before, and has been made absolutely immpossible now. i’d still try, just as a shot across their bow…just to see how they would deal with it. they didn’t give out all those gun rights for nothing.
i mean, it’s okay to have your own opinion, so far.
Unfair that the cleanup won’t occur until this lot is long dead. Think Taney.
It is unfair Women will no longer be treated as citizens or never were citizens with control over their bodies as Thomas and his gang of five decided. In this case the Roberts court is worse than Taney as it will strike down many other precedents also. At least, Taney left many of Marshall’s precedents standing.
The EPA decision was pitiful as Law was passed by Congress. Congress established an agency to create Regulations and subsequent Rules which is within Congress’s authority. SCOTUS over extends itself on this issue. It appears to be doing the same with states as seen with the recent concealed weapon law. It failed to take into consideration what local issues come into play in NYC as compared to much smaller municipalities. Not all communities are the same and states and municipalities should decide in the case of bullet=spewing-weapons what can be carried concealed.
Clarence could die as well as Samuel and do us all a favor. If we hang on to both the House and the Senate, we could change the court with good picks. I am not so sure Repubs will prevail. The Dems need to talk up how 2021 and 2022 were unlike 2008 when Congress was obstructing a bigger stimulus package. And also trumps giveaway under Reconciliation which expires in 2027.
I will be posting an opinion written by an acquaintance.
Sadly, we don’t have the luxury of 50-100 years. The resource wars are already beginning in the ME and will consume human civilization in thirty years.
Scary times. The conundrum: capitalism demands growth and consumption, voters demand, and the earth is saying whoa back — stop.
Partisanship Is Very Dangerous for Democracy, Says Legal Scholar
Didn’t George Washinton say that?
well, another AB comment appeared in my inbox but not on AB. the comment sounded fairly ignorant, but i am getting a little worried about fingers in our ears. maybe we should let them have their say before we cut them off?