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Friday, May 13, 2022

Eleanor Clift: A Catholic conservative majority is openly imposing its moral values on its legal judgments.

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No one expects the Spanish Inquisition.

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-13 01:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

And no accountability.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-13 01:54 PM | Reply

No separation of hatred and giving into our vilest impulses on the majority of today's Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court has lost legitimacy with the American people. Time for a change. Replace the SC with justices elected nationally based on the POPULAR vote.

#3 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-05-13 02:37 PM | Reply

It's not just the Supreme Court, it's also every state where Republicans have gerrymandered the state's legislature to the point there is no longer a democracy of the majority, it's authoritarian rule by the minority - of Republicans.

So even though Democrats cast far more ballots in states like Wisconsin, they still lose to GOP minorities where 45% of the total vote translates to 55-60% of the seats. In other words, even in these GOP dominated states, the majority of voters' expressed desires on this issue are completely ignored by their elected representatives who enshrine and codify their own personally-held views instead.

James Madison anticipated and wrote about such schemes long ago in Federalist 10:

"The smaller the society the fewer probably will be the distinct parties and interests composing it; the fewer the distinct parties and interests, the more frequently will a majority be found of the same party; and the smaller the number of individuals composing a majority, and the smaller the compass within which they are placed, the more easily will they concert and execute their plans of oppression.

If you extend the sphere, and you take in a greater variety of parties and interests; you make it less probable that a majority of the whole will have a common motive to invade the rights of other citizens; or if such a common motive exists, it will be more difficult for all who feel it to discover their own strength, and act in unison with each other.

www.nytimes.com

#4 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-05-13 02:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm starting to wish there were a lot more Jews on the Supreme Court.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2022-05-13 06:02 PM | Reply

I'd prefer everyone on the supremacists court was an atheist.

Then they wouldn't be tainted with that dogmatic bullshht.

#6 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-13 11:53 PM | Reply

If you think atheists can't be dogmatic you might want to look into Bernard Russell the time he met Vladimir Lenin.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2022-05-14 12:35 AM | Reply

There is no such thing as "separation of church and state". There is only the mandate that the U.S. cannot establish a national religion applying to all states. Anything else is just hearsay and declarations..

But you liberals keep lying to yourselves.

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2022-05-14 08:18 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

There is no such thing as "separation of church and state".

#8 | POSTED BY BOAZ

I look forward to the day when I can codify my religous convictions against you.

One of them is that it is only a well-regulated militia can have guns.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-14 08:24 AM | Reply

A pity Thomas Jefferson didn't have Boaz around to whisper sweet wisdoms into his ear.

#10 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-05-14 08:30 AM | Reply

A pity Thomas Jefferson didn't have Boaz around to whisper sweet wisdoms into his ear.

#10 | POSTED BY DOC_SARVIS

BOAZ and the Trump-Putin fascists sincerely believe that THEIR unenumerated rights are sacrosanct, like for instance individual ownership of firearms.

To quote George W. Bush, and actually also Samuel Alito: "The Constitution is just a damned piece of paper".

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-14 08:39 AM | Reply

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