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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Dahlia Lithwick: Justices are not kings. They can demand silent reverence, but it is not assured them. There have been plenty of us warning that this relationship was in jeopardy for many years, and the warnings were dismissed as efforts to undermine the court. Today's decision confirms that, if and when the public is finally ready to give up on the court, there will be nobody to blame but the six justices who gave them nothing to believe in.



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Confidence in Supreme Court is at lowest level in 50-year recorded history, Gallup poll finds

...The American people's confidence in the Supreme Court is at its lowest level ever recorded, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday [June 23, 2022].

The poll found that only a quarter of Americans have confidence in the court, dropping 11 points from its mark of 36 percent recorded last year. The most recent figure is 5 percentage points lower than the previous lowest point, which was recorded in June 2014.

Gallup has tracked the percentage of confidence that Americans have in the court since 1973. Gallup's analysis states that many institutions have seen a fall in the level of confidence from the public, but the court's decline is about double what most other institutions have seen.

The results come as the court appears poised to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights. A leaked draft opinion in the spring showed that five conservative justices on the court " three of them nominated by former President Donald Trump " are ready to overturn the ruling.

The ruling, in a case known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, is expected to be released as soon as the court's term comes to an end.

Gallup found in September that the court's approval rating had dropped 9 percentage points to 40 percent, also a record low. This poll was taken in the aftermath of the court declining to block a Texas law that bans most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy but before the draft opinion in Dobbs leaked. ...

Gallup's analysis concludes that it is unclear if the court overturning Roe would overall harm its reputation further or improve it in the eyes of those who agree with the decision. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-06-25 01:47 PM | Reply


Gallup article ( )

And a chart from the Gallup article ( )

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-06-25 01:50 PM | Reply

"Lithwick: 'Justices Are Not Kings'"

Well, they are now. Do we stand up in November or do we cave and lose our country completely?

#3 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-06-25 02:05 PM | Reply

I encourage one million women to rally in front of Justice Alito's house while bearing their AK rifles. That is the America Alito wants? Let's give it to him.

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-06-25 02:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I am not a liberal snowflake. My feelings aren't fragile. My heart isn't bleeding. I am a badass believer in human rights. My toughness is in the tenderness. My strength is in the service of others. There is nothing more fierce than formidable, unconditional love. There is not a thing more courageous than compassion. But if my belief in equity, empathy, goodness, and love indeed makes me or people like me "snowflakes", then you should know---Winter is coming.

I. Am. Moder8.

#5 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-06-25 02:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I find it absurd that we let justices serve for the rest of their lives. I get the argument that lifetime appointments are to protect against the whims of politics, but it's no better to leave such important, long lasting effects on society to the luck of the draw on a calendar. It's bizarre that we allow one president to cash in on the judge lottery just because some random number of old geezers happen to keel over during his or her term in office - or in one of the appointments Trump made, months before it even begins.

You can argue that terms should be long, 10 years or something, but they should not be lifetime. No one is infallible, but appointing them to lifelong terms sure gives that impression.

#6 | Posted by cbob at 2022-06-25 03:09 PM | Reply

Justices are not kings.

GOP SCOTUS and the Repub senators preventing their removal from office say that they are. So stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

Jill Stein 2024!

#7 | Posted by censored at 2022-06-25 03:54 PM | Reply

When you give them lifeyime appointments and the voters no power to reject them then they do become defacto Kings or defacto dictators with a political agenda yjere is good reason to change yje number of Justices on yjr court. Pack yhe court and dillute the power of right wing nuts like Thomas and liar Kavenaugh.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2022-06-25 09:25 PM | Reply

"Justices Are Not Kings"

But, they ARE above the law.


#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-06-25 10:42 PM | Reply

If the belief is that U.S. Supreme Court justices are now "kings," then the solution is to stop voting for the political party that appoints them to act like "kings." i.e Republicans!

The same thing goes for federal judges, congress, presidents . . . and on down the line to each individual state, county or city elections.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-06-26 06:29 AM | Reply

Funny how they are "kings" now that something didnt go in your favor. When they were rulling in your favor, were they "kings" then?

#11 | Posted by boaz at 2022-06-26 07:16 AM | Reply

A vote for ANY Republican running for office in ANY capacity is a vote for the very people who want to enslave you. A vote for a Republican is a vote for your jailer.

Wise up, righties.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-06-26 07:16 AM | Reply

LOL Twinpac...

#13 | Posted by boaz at 2022-06-26 07:44 AM | Reply

When the Roe reversal ruling came out, a friend, who hardly ever swears and who I've never heard use the F-word, post on FB: "Knew it was coming but ---- you." Agreed, in spades:

Olivia Rodrigo Performed "---- You" At Glastonbury In Dedication To The Supreme Court Justices Who Overturned Roe V. Wade

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-06-26 09:02 AM | Reply

When they were rulling in your favor, were they "kings" then?


GFY insurrectionist.

Your opinion on "kings" is worthless after you supported and tried to install one by force in America.

Sic Semper Tyrannis

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-06-26 10:19 AM | Reply

Funny how they are "kings" now that something didnt go in your favor. When they were rulling in your favor, were they "kings" then?

#11 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2022-06-26 07:16 AM | FLAG:

Idk were they protecting rights or replacing rights with the authority of the state?

#16 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-06-26 11:03 AM | Reply

Sorry, BOAZ. How insensitive of me. Next time I'll use the word subjugate instead of enslave.

#17 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-06-26 06:11 PM | Reply

Only Democrats can be King! Stuff the Supreme Court and make it happen!

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2022-06-26 07:03 PM | Reply

" When they were rulling in your favor, were they "kings" then?"
The SC has never been disrespected as much as it is today, They all said that the Roe decision was "settled law," That makea the consetvatives on the court nothing more than opprotunist liars. They lied under oath and there are plenty of recordings of them doing it in confirmation hearings when they were specifically aasked about Roe.

#19 | Posted by danni at 2022-06-26 07:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"That makea the consetvatives on the court nothing more than opprotunist liars."

The sad part is how many senators were eager to believe them in the confirmation hearing when all evidence pointed to them lying.

We get the government we deserve.

#20 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2022-06-26 08:19 PM | Reply

Only Democrats can be King! Stuff the Supreme Court and make it happen! #18 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Russian Troll has made his opinion heard.

#21 | Posted by censored at 2022-06-26 11:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Susan Collins whine now that Kavenaugh mislrd hrduring confirmation as well as using the same excuse falls on deaf ears, P
manchinn falls on deaf ears. IMHO PEOPLE THAT STUPID SHOULD NOT BE sENATORS. If they couldn't see what a dishonest pieve of filyh Kavenaugh is then they ae too syupid for any elected office.

#22 | Posted by danni at 2022-06-27 08:29 AM | Reply

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