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Wed May 4, 2022, 07:08 AM

The case against the Supreme Court of the United States

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The fact that someone inside the Court’s very small circle of trust apparently decided to leak a draft opinion is likely to be perceived by the justices, as SCOTUSBlog tweeted out Monday night, as “the gravest, most unforgivable sin.”

To this I say, “good.” If the Court does what Alito proposed in his draft opinion, and overrules Roe v. Wade, that decision will be the culmination of a decades-long effort by Republicans to capture the institution and use it, not just to undercut abortion rights but also to implement an unpopular agenda they cannot implement through the democratic process.

And the Court’s Republican majority hasn’t simply handed the Republican Party substantive policy victories. It is systematically dismantling voting rights protections that make it possible for every voter to have an equal voice, and for every political party to compete fairly for control of the United States government. Justice Alito, the author of the draft opinion overturning Roe, is also the author of two important decisions dismantling much of the Voting Rights Act.

This behavior, moreover, is consistent with the history of an institution that once blessed slavery and described Black people as “beings of an inferior order.” It is consistent with the Court’s history of union-busting, of supporting racial segregation, and of upholding concentration camps.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-case-against-the-supreme-court-of-the-united-states/ar-AAWTB5p?ocid=HPCOMMDHP15&cvid=198d5138ca8a4000a67fdb2b5176e8fd

After reading about the other disgusting decisions the SC has made throughout history, I have lost any respect for the institution as a whole.

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Response to XacerbatedDem (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 08:51 AM

1. The court is just another, in a long list, of symptoms of the disease that has infected our

country. The power to control people is the only thing that matters any more. The distance between right and wrong has been shortened. The ruling is about the Republicans insuring the vote of the far right minority, without which, they Republicans could not win elections. Our country has been in a death spiral since the days of Ronald Raygun. It continues to accelerate in its search for the bottom. The only thing that will slow the death march is pitchforks and guillotines because the legal paths to positive change have been barricaded.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #1)

Wed May 4, 2022, 09:16 AM

3. Well said.

I don't get it, what's the use of a SC that back-peddles on previous decisions for what appears to be purely political, partisan reasoning. Isn't truth actually considered truth? Or does the truth change by whoever's party's in power? Think I already know the answer to that last question. But it leads to another question. Can the rights and freedoms we have today be taken away from us in the future?

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Response to XacerbatedDem (Reply #3)

Thu May 5, 2022, 06:30 AM

4. Donald Trump demonstrated how little value is placed on truth today.

The dogma is important, the truth is irrelevant. It seems that almost half of Americans are good with that.

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Response to XacerbatedDem (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 09:13 AM

2. This is what happens

This is what happens when the party who has lost 7 of the last 8 popular votes has named 6 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. This is not the will of the people, this is a bunch of partisan hacks legislating an unpopular agenda from the bench to take the country back to the stone age.

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