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Listening to SCOTUS---Sotomayer is amazing! nt

It seems to me that today's arguments in the SCOTUS are just a part of a decades-long drive by

anti-democracy forces to "defederalize" our lives.

The long term goal, possibly now achieved, has been to take the policy decisions that effect our lives out of the spotlight and into the murky recesses of state and local governments where a minority of super-zealots---often funded by billionaires---can eliminate over a half century of progress and impose their mean-spirited bought-and-paid-for "laws" on the majority. Most of us have lives and cannot take the time to attend every local board meeting and watch our officials like hawks. We SHOULD be able to at least assume that our elected officials are acting in good faith and that expectation should not be considered "quaint".

In our states, our counties, towns and villages---ON OUR SCHOOL BOARDS, for crying out loud---super-zealots cannot be "reasoned with". They cannot be "persuaded" to suddenly become decent human beings.

They must be expelled from our government and---at least---shunned by our society.

I think it quite possible that the Chief Justice will vote with the three Democrats to preserve ROE.

Is there any reasonable chance that one of the Trump appointees---each of which agreed that ROE v WADE was "settled law"---may join him and save ROE?
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