Certainly can't make up for the lack of services, infrastracture, and right-wing politics and culture wars, can it? I know that even right-wing states have some blue spots but if the state has a Republican supermajority year after year with the likes of DeSantis and Abbott and divisive culture wars crowding out other essential human concerns, is it really worth it in the end?
Confirms what we've long suspected about the court becoming more........PARTISAN (despite desperate claims by Alito and others to the contrary)
"....Similarly, last July, a Trump judge named Drew Tipton effectively seized control of much of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkass authority over Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency that enforces immigration law within US borders. Tiptons opinion is exceedingly weak and cannot be squared with more than a century of Supreme Court precedents, and a majority of the justices appeared likely to reverse Tipton during oral arguments on the case in November.
But the Court has also sat on this case for months, rejecting the Justice Departments request to immediately restore Secretary Mayorkass lawful authority over ICE in July. The Supreme Court may not rule on the case, known as United States v. Texas, until next June at which point Tipton will have unlawfully usurped Mayorkass authority for 11 months.
The Courts tendency to manipulate its own calendar isnt restricted to immigration cases. One of the most high-profile examples of the Court delaying resolution of a case brought by left-leaning litigants occurred in September 2021, before the Courts 2022 decision overruling Roe v. Wade. A 5-4 Court refused to decide a case challenging Texass strict anti-abortion law known as SB 8, effectively allowing Texas to ban many abortions while Roe remained good law. (In fairness, the Court did eventually rule on SB 8 the next December, but that decision established that SB 8 is immune from any meaningful constitutional challenge.)"
It should be noted too that Mayorkas is one of the GOP's presumptive impeachment targets and has received the brunt of the blame for the difficulties at the border.
But religious freedom doesn't mean freedom for one religion, nor does it mean that one religion can dictate the laws for everybody else.
I think that this article is overly pessimistic and that it's way too premature to suggest that Sotomayor and Kagan should resign anytime soon but thought I'd share it and see what everybody else thinks
Here is the gist of it:
"Both justices are much younger than Ginsburg was in 2014. There are no reports that either is in ill health (although Sotomayor has diabetes, shes managed that condition nearly her entire life). Realistically, both justices could probably look forward to a decade or more of judicial service if they desire it. But even a mighty Supreme Court justice cannot overcome the merciless math facing Democrats in a malapportioned Senate that effectively gives extra representation to Republicans in small states.
Barring extraordinary events, Democrats will control the White House and the Senate for the next two years. They are unlikely to control it for longer than that. The 2024 Senate map is so brutal for Democrats that they would likely need to win a landslide in the national popular vote just to break even. Unless they stanch the damage then, some forecasts suggest that Democrats wont have a realistic shot at a Senate majority until 2030 or 2032. And even those forecasts may be too optimistic for Democrats."
to turn "religious freedom" from a shield against unlawful religious persecution into a sword by which to convert the rest of the country to their belief system.
but it's going to take a bipartisan consensus and, more importantly, the willingness of Republicans to come to the table in a good faith effort to address the issue in sincere and humane ways. So far, there's been little to no evidence that they are willing to do so, which hinders any efforts to make substantial and positive systemic changes. So, until that happens............
There was almost a bipartisan deal in 2013 in the Senate but the House under Boehner wouldn't take it up.
Republicans should be careful what they wish for because they will freak TF out when the shoe is on the other foot. If Republicans don't want Democratic-controlled states changing the votes or subverting elections when they rightfully win, then they shouldn't want to exercise that same power in states they control too. And no matter what they do, they may not control all of the states they control now forever either.
ever believe that people just......you know......die of natural causes, disease, etc.? Or is it always just murder by evil meglomanical forces with them?
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