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The Avenger

Location: New Jersey
Member Since: Thu Dec 02, 2021
Subj: When originalism gives the answer we want
Posted: Tue May 24, 2022 at 04:53:34 pm EDT (Viewed 148 times)


SCOTUS unanimously scuttled stare decisis in favor of originalism (applied to federal legislation) to yield a ruling favorable to consumers and employees and unfavorable to giant corporations:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/scotus-just-handed-workers-who-sue-their-employers-a-surprising-unanimous-win/ar-AAXFsyA?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=ee4f9de024f74b9ebaef5782c73f1978


Many SCOTUS-watchers are quite surprised. I'm not. The conservative majority seems poised to scuttle stare decisis in favor of originalism (applied to the Constitution) to yield a ruling favorable to embryos, the Vatican, the Southern Baptist Convention, and the independence of state legislatures, and decidedly unfavorable to reluctant mothers. Staying consistent now on the principle of originalism will make it easier for the justices to pass the red face test in the near future.