Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Toyota Rule in Effect; SCOTUS Ed.

EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW is the motto of the Supreme Court of the United States, but more than 60% of Americans today believe the decisions of the court are based more on the political leanings of justices than the Constitution and the law, according to the newest edition of the Grinnell College National Poll (Grinnell-Selzer).

The percentage of people who believe that the Supremes are political is better than twice those who believe that the Court follows the law. And well, no fucking shit. Mitch McConnell didn't play fuck-fuck games with the Supreme Court in order to ensure the appointment of justices who were dedicated to following the law. The Republicans didn't refuse to confirm oodles of judges during the latter years of the Obama Administration because of a concern that President Obama's nominees wouldn't follow the law.

No, the Republicans did what they did because they wanted to pack the Supreme Court and the rest of the judiciary with judges who are politically aligned with them. They were not exactly silent about their aims in this regard.

Guess what, Gentle Reader? The American people paid attention to that. And so, the American people now believe that the Supreme Court doesn't operate on the basis of right or wrong, or what the law is, but what is politically expedient for the Republican party.

The Republicans wanted a court that followed their political whims and the majority of the American think they got it.




dinthebeast said...

Now the question is what can be done about it that won't be struck down by the Kavanaugh court, and how can we elect folks to do that thing in the face of Republican anti voting laws.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

B said...

" the Supreme Court doesn't operate on the basis of right or wrong, or what the law is, but what is politically expedient"
Always has been that way. Doesn't matter if the current regime is Dem or Repub.
There are few judges who are entirely capable of being simply judicially impartial.
Lots of cases have been adjudicated to the Dem side as well as the R side over the years. (not trying to what-about, just stating facts).

0_0 said...

Merrick Garland has shown us his idea of 'following the law' these past few months.
In that instance, McConnell did the country a service.