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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Jennifer Rubin: The right-wing court wants to lock 21st-century America into the Founders' world or, at the latest, the late 19th century, conveniently skipping past the parts of history that disfavor its cramped view of individual rights. Women, minorities, gay people and others once had little political, economic or social power. And so they will again, if the court gets its way.

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... Women, minorities, gay people and others once had little political, economic or social power. And so they will again, if the court gets its way. ...

It is just another tactic in the Republican strategy to keep themselves in power in spite of long-term demographics.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-06-27 12:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

conveniently skipping past the parts of history that disfavor its cramped view of individual rights

Yet they claim that individual rights are their primary concern. Cuz everything is about Freedumz!

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2022-06-27 01:14 PM | Reply

I now consider all rulings of this illegitimate court to be nothing more than temporary political rulings.

You know. Like Roe v Wade was just temporary.

Apparently now the party with the most political power (and not necessarily the majority party) gets to decide what the constitution actually means.

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

#3 Donnerboy

SCOTUS was never designed to legislate which is why overturning Roe is being celebrated. It pushed the issue back to the legislative branch and absent a new abortion law it goes back to the states.

It's a thing of beauty.

#4 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-06-27 02:34 PM | Reply

SCOTUS was never designed to legislate

Roe wasn't legislation.

Strict originalism is complete -------- for simple minds.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2022-06-27 04:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Impeach Thomas ( or at least hold him accountable) and maybe I will believe this Court is legitimate again.

Otherwise it obviously ain't.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-06-27 07:35 PM | Reply

#5. Roe absolutely was legislation. It put a fricking timeline (22 weeks) as to when it could be considered a killing.

Good gosh. I swear, you are an emotionally stunted fool on every issue you weigh in on outside of pathogens.

Wow.

#7 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-06-27 08:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

" Roe absolutely was legislation. "

Legislation is signed into law. Who signed Roe into law?

#8 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-06-27 08:26 PM | Reply

With Roe SCOTUS created a law.

It stepped out of bounds and 50 years later that error has been corrected.

#9 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-06-28 10:37 AM | Reply

With Dobbs SCOTUS created a law.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-28 10:40 AM | Reply

With Heller SCOTUS created law, and usurped the power of the states to regulate firearms. They created a one side fits all standard. The same thing they opposed on abortion. If Heller applies to guns, how can they justify this new repeal of Roe? The states can regulate abortion,but not guns? I happen to agree that the states should regulate both.

This supreme court is cherry picking the constitution.

Originalism is pure crap.

#11 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-06-28 10:48 AM | Reply

It stepped out of bounds and 50 years later that error has been corrected.

#9 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

And you think it's over? The "error" still exists. Now we will have states fighting each other (again).

So it's not even close to over. So stand back and stand by.

I don't think it will take another 50 years to get it right but nothing was settled by this ruling by this obviously illegitimate court.

The supremes giveth and the supremes taketh away.

But it's obviously not over.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-06-28 10:51 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Originalism is pure crap.

#11 | POSTED BY EFFETEPOSER AT 2022-06-28 10:48 AM | FLAG:

Are you suggesting that the original intent of the Framers - the men who gave the right to vote to approximately 6% of the population, and that 6% only included white male property owners - may be a bit outdated?

#13 | Posted by anton at 2022-06-28 10:53 AM | Reply

The robed insurgents on the court won't stop until it's 1860 again.

#14 | Posted by qcp at 2022-06-28 11:03 AM | Reply

Are you suggesting that the original intent of the Framers

Anyone that thought it was a swell idea to own another person should never be taken seriously.

#15 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-06-28 11:11 AM | Reply

"they justify this new repeal of Roe? The states can regulate abortion,but not guns? I happen to agree that the states should regulate both."

Then why did we fight and win the Civil War which was the ultimate trst of the "states rights" b.s. argument. We did no win the Revolutionary War as seperate colonies. All expansions of rights have come from the federal government. Were it left to the states many of the rights we take for granted today would not exist. Clarence Thomsas would not be married and would probably be a slave. Samuel Jackson called him out on the inter racial marriage just the other day.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2022-06-28 11:12 AM | Reply

Good gosh. I swear, you are an emotionally stunted fool on every issue you weigh in on outside of pathogens.

Wow.

#7 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Says the idiot who blames everything on Biden.

And before you knee jerk, no, I didn't blame everything on Trump.

Also no, Roe wasn't legislating. I acknowledge interpretation is needed to decide issues not explicitly addressed in the Constitution. As I already said, originalism is BS for simpletons.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2022-06-28 11:23 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

I don't blame Biden for inflation. That was decades in the making.

Originalism is how all laws are applied. "A living, breathing document" outside of the Amendment process is ---------.

#18 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-06-28 11:28 AM | Reply

Progressives rape the Constitution just like they are trying to rape Title IX today.

#19 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-06-28 11:29 AM | Reply

The Constitution is just like the right's supposed belief in God and Jesus.

They're leverage points to try and exert power and get what they want.

There's zero sincerity in their supposed "beliefs."

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2022-06-28 11:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Originalism would have preserved yje institution of slavery though imbeciles like Thomas still claim that it should be the dominant Consyitutional theury of today,

#21 | Posted by danni at 2022-06-28 11:37 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The Constitution is just like the right's supposed belief in God and Jesus.

They're leverage points to try and exert power and get what they want.

#20 | POSTED BY JPW AT

So true. They are such thorough hypocrites they've lost the meaning of hypocrisy.

#22 | Posted by Zed at 2022-06-28 11:39 AM | Reply

Progressives rape the Constitution

#19 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

The GOP aids and abets the greatest rape of the Constitution since the Civil War, the recent Right-wing coup,

Maybe worse than the Civil War is some ways. The Old Confederates sincerely believed in their cause. You people just found it advantageous to keep a cynical lout in power.

#23 | Posted by Zed at 2022-06-28 11:43 AM | Reply

A living, breathing document" outside of the Amendment process is ---------.

#18 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Everything doesn't deserve it's own amendment, Jeffy.

For instance, we don't need an amendment to include vehicles in the fourth amendment.

We don't need an amendment to include digital communications in the first amendment.

Or do you think we do?

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2022-06-28 11:44 AM | Reply

"Progressives rape the Constitution"
~Bellringer, signaling he's not really interested in having a serious discussion

#25 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-06-28 11:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It would be a great idea to impeach Thomas and other more recent appointees to the court to lrt the court know they are not immune to the will of the people.

#26 | Posted by danni at 2022-06-28 12:14 PM | Reply

Progressives rape the Constitution just like they are trying to rape Title IX today.

#19 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Someone really likes that word rape.

You must be from Texas.

Texans are number one when it comes to rape.

#27 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-06-28 12:17 PM | Reply

Someone really likes that word rape.

Conservatives love rape.

If it weren't for rape, most of them wouldn't be here today.

#28 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-06-28 12:20 PM | Reply

Bellringer, signaling he's not really interested in having a serious discussion

You're engaging the wrong poster if you're looking for a serious discussions.

BellRinger is nothing more than a liar and a troll.

#29 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-06-28 12:23 PM | Reply

Rape, arson, murder and rape

#30 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-06-28 12:26 PM | Reply

#18

Originalism is stupid for several reasons, chief among them being that the people who adopted the Constitution argued about its meaning immediately after it was adopted. The idea that there has ever been unanimity of thought among "constitutionalists" is an ahistorical myth for the dismally stupid so-called conservative voter.

#31 | Posted by anton at 2022-06-28 12:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What will happen is that Red states will start to immediately decline educationally, because sought after professors/teachers of child birth age, or their spouses will not want to work in Red states. There will be an exodus of smart, educated women and their families. With the drop in quality education, the red states will have difficulty attracting industry no matter how good the tax incentives, because employees of those industries whont want toove to red states. Red States are already the takers and the blue states the makers. This will get much worse.

#32 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2022-06-28 03:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump has committed multiple felonies, and yet he got to appoint 3 SC justices, all of whom are tainted and illegitimate as far as I'm concerned. They won't be removed, but expanding the SC is certainly justified in light of the corrupt president who appointed them.

#33 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-06-28 04:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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Schiff has the right idea.

#34 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-06-28 05:01 PM | Reply

The Court has been expanded before, and it's past time to do it again.

#35 | Posted by Corky at 2022-06-28 05:04 PM | Reply

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