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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 08:22 PM

The Republican Party's Supreme Court

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/26/opinion/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court.html

The Republican Party’s Supreme Court
The quest to entrench political conservatism in the country’s highest court comes with a steep cost.
By The Editorial Board
Oct. 26, 2020, 8:25 p.m. ET

What happened in the Senate chamber on Monday evening was, on its face, the playing out of a normal, well-established process of the American constitutional order: the confirmation of a president’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

But Senate Republicans, who represent a minority of the American people, are straining the legitimacy of the court by installing a deeply conservative jurist, Amy Coney Barrett, to a lifetime seat just days before an election that polls suggest could deal their party a major defeat.

As with President Trump’s two earlier nominees to the court, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, the details of Judge Barrett’s jurisprudence were less important than the fact that she had been anointed by the conservative activists at the Federalist Society. Along with hundreds of new lower-court judges installed in vacancies that Republicans refused to fill when Barack Obama was president, these three Supreme Court choices were part of the project to turn the courts from a counter-majoritarian shield that protects the rights of minorities to an anti-democratic sword to wield against popular progressive legislation like the Affordable Care Act.

The process also smacked of unseemly hypocrisy. Republicans raced to install Judge Barrett barely one week before a national election, in defiance of a principle they loudly insisted upon four years ago.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:53 PM

1. Fuck opinion pieces. Let's take them out folks. Vote!

First we vote and win. Then we fix shit and jettison their careers and dreams in the process.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:42 PM

2. From "SCOTUS" to "SCOTGOP".....

"Supreme Court of the GOPee"

"Equal Justice Under Law (IF you're a BILLIONAIRE or Corporation.)"

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 03:45 AM

3. The Trump admin has pushed thru 200 federal judges.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 04:28 AM

4. 2 can play this game. IIRC, most of them were not properly vetted & unqualified

Impeach them based on the fact they were unqualified &unvetted to begin with, & for those we can't, change the rules & impose term limits. As for SCOTUS, Kav & this wackjob lady need to be impeached. I also believe in enforcing term limits on SCOTUS seats as well. There should be no lifetime appountments.

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