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Tuesday, April 02, 2024

The controversial court at the heart of efforts to ban mifepristone refused to abide by new rules meant to curtail the legal strategy popular with conservatives.



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More: Concerns about the results of judge shopping by conservatives are not confined to Democratic Party politicians. The direction of cases to single-judge districts, like the one headed by Kacsmaryk, has produced such poorly reasoned decisions that the conservative Supreme Court has repeatedly turned them back.

The high court's patience may be running thin, too. During arguments over the availability of the abortion drug mifepristone, a ruling that originated in Kacsmaryk's courthouse, the justices seemed exasperated at how such a poorly structured case, with no clear claim that the anti-abortion plaintiffs had standing to sue, made it all the way to them. At one point, Justice Neil Gorsuch, a conservative Trump appointee, bemoaned the manner in which the case came before the court.

"We've had, one might call, a rash of universal injunctions or vacaturs," Gorsuch said, describing the type of cases sought by judge-shoppers. "This case seems like a prime example of turning what could be a small lawsuit into a nationwide legislative assembly on an FDA rule or any other federal government action."

Godbey may be able to ignore Schumer's entreaties for now, but continued irritation from the Supreme Court's conservatives could be more persuasive.

#1 | Posted by qcp at 2024-04-02 09:17 AM | Reply

So, what is the penalty if they don't follow the rules? Can they be impeached?

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2024-04-02 01:48 PM | Reply

Can they be impeached?

Theoretically, yes. Realistically there is a zero percent chance that enough Congressional GOP members would vote to impeach federal judges who are doing the work of the republican party.

#3 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2024-04-02 02:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce

Ya, the GOP will do nothing about anything good for the GOP that is breaking the rules/law. It's amazing how far these fascists will go.

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2024-04-02 03:40 PM | Reply

And the unraveling of America's system of justice takes another nosedive.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2024-04-02 05:57 PM | Reply

Remember when Republicans used to pretend to care about "judicial activism?" That was always pretty funny.

#6 | Posted by JOE at 2024-04-03 07:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That IS the new GOP motto:

'We don't follow rules,
we violate them'.

#7 | Posted by earthmuse at 2024-04-03 08:47 PM | Reply

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