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Subj: The Supreme Court
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 at 01:44:49 pm EDT (Viewed 151 times)
Since the last time I posted about the Supreme Court, I've been taking a deep dive into what it's been doing, and what it's been saying about what it's been doing. As a result, I no longer trust anything it says about what it's been doing.
As I write this, the Court has overturned Roe, and has decided NY State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen et al in favor of Bruen. (Bruen is Superintendent of NY State Police.)
So the Supreme Court has ruled that state governments can regulate women's bodies but cannot regulate the concealed carry of guns in public.
Here's an article on the hypocrisy of these two rulings, taken together:
I conclude that the Supreme Court is a blatant instrument of the will to power, full stop.
Whose power does this Court wish to preserve and expand? Apparently its own, first of all - since it clutches to its bosom its prerogative to perform judicial review on state and federal legislation, and state and federal executive administration, and rule with authority thereon, restrained neither by stare decisis nor by any consistently applied theory of law. Nor does any branch of federal or state government have any recourse against the rulings of this Court. Power corrupts, and absolute power has corrupted this Court absolutely.
What other centers of power does this Court wish to preserve and expand? Sometimes state governments, but only when state governments do as this Court would like. Also the plutocracy, conservative Christianity, the white majority (Thomas notwithstanding), and the patriarchy. Also other power centers that I think of as second tier, such as the police or Border Patrol, which are privileged by the Court because they serve the plutocracy and/or the white majority (Thomas notwithstanding).
Yes, I've gone full cynic. It took me a lot of time, a lot of reading, and a lot of listening to podcasts, but I have arrived at last at a jaundiced view of the Supreme Court as we know it today.
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