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Monday, June 27, 2022

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade shifted the abortion fight to state legislatures, where gerrymandering has given Republicans an advantage.

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In his concurring opinion to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh struck a note of optimism that democracy and the will of the people would prevail, even on the agonizing issue of a woman's right to end a pregnancy.

"The nine unelected Members of this Court do not possess the constitutional authority to override the democratic process," he wrote, adding that the court's decision merely "restores the people's authority to address the issue of abortion through the processes of democratic self-government."

States, in other words, hold the power.

For Democrats, that is extraordinarily bad news: In many states, including Wisconsin, Ohio, Georgia and Florida, abortion's new battleground is decidedly unlevel, tilted by years of Republican efforts to gerrymander state legislatures while Democrats largely focused on federal politics. As abortion becomes illegal in half of the country, democratic self-governance may be nearly out of reach for some voters.

By neutralizing federal rights and powers, the Supreme Court is turning states into battle zones. That goes beyond abortion and includes voting, immigration and civil rights. And if, as expected, the court restricts the federal government's ability to regulate carbon dioxide, state governments, stepping in for a gridlocked Congress, will be left to address climate change as well. That would leave the future of the fight to lawmakers in places such as Sacramento and Oklahoma City.


#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-06-27 07:17 AM | Reply

"The nine unelected Members of this Court do not possess the constitutional authority to override the democratic process"

Sounds like there's no need for a Supreme Court then.

#2 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2022-06-27 02:33 PM | Reply

Women were already acting responsibly concerning their pregnancy... 93 percent done prior to 13 weeks when 15 weeks is what some states are making law.

Solving problems that don't exist is par for Rwing Jihadist course.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2022-06-27 02:50 PM | Reply

Just curious... If someone were to assassinate Alito or Kavanaugh or Barrett or Thomas or Gorsuch, would Biden be allowed to immediately appoint their successor? I find that very interesting. McConnell really did permanently damage common decency in the nomination and screening process for all future SC candidates.

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-06-27 05:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

...would Biden be allowed to immediately appoint their successor?

You'd have to ask Joe Manchin.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-06-27 05:47 PM | Reply

#4 | POSTED BY MODER8

That's an interesting post.

The person writing it obviously knows the answer to the question he posed (given his supposed credentials) but chose to ask it anyways so as to use it as a vehicle for his (pretty specific) hypothetical.

Buscador flagged it newsworthy.

Makes you wonder who else might find it newsworthy?

#6 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-06-27 09:56 PM | Reply

The GOP have rigged the states through gerrymandering, and the SC says, well, that's unfair but nothing we can do about it:

I have an important addendum to the story. One person is quoted calling Kavanaugh's "back to the people" theory "naive"

Folks, he's not nave at all. He knows exactly where and how this decision will be made in states. & how disconnected it is from the people

And how do I ...

3/know that? Because in the court's most recent decision over partisan gerrymandering (Rucho), Roberts wrote that extreme partisan gerrymandering leads to outcomes that are "incompatible with democratic principles" and which "reasonably seem unjust".

And ...

4/Kavanaugh signed onto that opinion.

(They concluded that federal courts should not intervene, but they acknowledged the problem)

So Kavanaugh knows full well what will happen back in undemocratic states

And it tells us all we need to know about the court and especially ...

5/Kavanaugh that he would choose to gaslight the country that this will lead to a democratic process.

He knows full well that's a lie.

Truly a political hack.
Kavanaugh that he would choose to gaslight the country that this will lead to a democratic process.

He knows full well that's a lie.

Truly a political hack.


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#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-06-27 10:03 PM | Reply

It's amazing to learn that gerrymandering was invented circa 2010.

#8 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-06-27 10:04 PM | Reply

Lies appear to be all the rage this year.

Particularly those coming from the ex-Pres and the SC Justices he appointed.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2022-06-27 10:09 PM | Reply

"tilted by years of Republican efforts to gerrymander state legislatures while Democrats largely focused on federal politics."

Ugh, typical exaggeration to try to make a point. If you actually accept reality, you will see many articles about Dems gerrymandering (even one recently that was positive gerrymandering for Dems and Dems touted how they will win something because of it).

Gerrymandering is constantly done on both sides. No amount of whining about it is going to make that any less true, especially in the guise of trying to whine about unfairness. If the people want abortion to be legal, they will vote it in. And voting in state issues is completely hierarchal, which means it starts from the top and goes down. Which means people will vote in the leaders who will then have the majority to vote in the electorate which will then cascade down into lines being redrawn with like-minded people which will then cause the issue to be voted on and won.

It's almost as if Dems have completely forgotten there are a couple hundred years of this and is EXACTLY how the government was meant to be in America. Governing is a process. Dems want it to be Tyrannical. That's fine if that is your opinion but don't whine like babies about the government being the way it is for hundreds of years because one thing didn't go your way.

#10 | Posted by humtake at 2022-06-28 01:00 PM | Reply

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