Tuesday, September 21, 2021

A Gave Injustice.

A possible tripping point occurred in the summer of 2016 the question is, can we heal it or is it too late to repair the damage done.

In the spring Antonin Scalia passed away and President Obama nominated Merrick Garland for an associate justice of the Supreme Court. Merrick Garland is a moderate Republican justice. However, then Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republican lead Judiciary Committee refused to hold hearing on his appointment.

They forever changed the United State… hopefully we can recover from the blow.

Then in 2018 Justice Anthony Kennedy was persuaded to retire then the Republican refused to have a detailed investigation of their appointee Kavanaugh. We are only now finding out how the Republicans hamstrung his background investigation.

The coup de grĂ¢ce came when days before the election Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a grand hypocrisy held the vote to appoint Amy Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Now justice Barrett came out with this,
Justice Amy Coney Barrett Insists That The Supreme Court's Rulings Aren't Partisan
By Brian Naylor in 2018.
September 13, 2021

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett warned that her colleagues on the bench must be "hyper vigilant" to ensure their personal biases aren't creeping into their decisions.

But she said that "judicial philosophies are not the same as political parties."

Barrett, a conservative picked by former President Donald Trump to fill the seat left open by the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, said that people were wrong to see the court as a partisan institution.

"To say the court's reasoning is flawed is different from saying the court is acting in a partisan manner," Barrett said. "I think we need to evaluate what the court is doing on its own terms."
Now is this the height of arrogance (I don’t even know if that is the right word.)? After the history of the last 3 justices being political appointees!
And were did she give that speech?
The advocacy group Fix the Court criticized Barrett's appearance before the McConnell Center.
Isn’t that amazing that she said that there, the center that was created by her benefactor that rammed through her appointment.
Op-Ed: Are Supreme Court justices 'partisan hacks'? All the evidence says yes
Los Angeles Times
By Erwin Chemerinsky
September 19, 2021

If Supreme Court justices don’t want to be seen as “partisan hacks,” they should not act like them.

In a speech last week at the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville Law School, Justice Amy Coney Barrett said, “This court is not comprised of a bunch of partisan hacks.” She added, “Judicial philosophies are not the same as political parties.”

Setting aside the irony of uttering these statements at an event honoring Sen. Mitch McConnell, who blocked the confirmation of Merrick Garland to the court and rushed through the confirmation of Barrett precisely because of their ideologies, the reality is that time and again the court’s Republican majority has handed down decisions strongly favoring Republicans in the political process.

Does Barrett really expect people to believe that is a coincidence?
Then there is this article from “The Business Insider,” via Yahoo News.
We're watching the implosion of the Supreme Court in real time
By Michael Gordon
September 19, 2021,

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett admitted that the Supreme Court is crumbling as an institution.

Earlier this month, the newest justice gave a speech lamenting how the Court is viewed as partisan and warning that her fellow justices must be "hyper vigilant to make sure they're not letting personal biases creep into their decisions." She must know something we don't.

These remarks may seem like a surprise. After all, Barrett was confirmed to the Court in a hyper-partisan process and gave the aforementioned speech at an event celebrating Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the architect of the judicial system's rightward turn. Despite the hypocrisy, or perhaps because of it, the comments struck a chord.

In an age of Republicans challenging legitimate election results because they lose or might lose, the credibility of the Court is the next hammer to fall in our democracy, the last bastion of hope for nonpartisan decision making.

But now the Court is rightfully losing public support as the veneer of impartiality slips, and the hyper-partisanship both at and around the Court is to blame.
Senate Majority Leader McConnell blocked all of Presidents Obama’s federal judicial appointment and when Trump came to power they appointed over 270 federal judges to lifetime appointments! Many of those judge had never even tried a case before a court, one was even just a couple of years out of college.

Stop and think for a moment.

The Republicans have wrecked our confidence in the election process.

The Republicans have packed the court with conservative judges who are anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ+, pro-religion, and pro-business and anti-voter rights.

We have to ask why? What is their ultimate goal?

Will be ever be ale to recover from the damage that the Republicans have done? 

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