Saturday, May 07, 2022

About the SCOTUS bullying

 This week has been a shitstorm about the leaked SCOTUS draft opinion, with lots of people injecting there opinion, revealed in many ways, about the possible outcome of the case.  Justice Clarence Thomas weighed in on it from a conference in Atlanta yesterday.  He said:

"We can't be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want. The events from earlier this week are a symptom of that.," Thomas said, according to reports.

That is exactly right.  While the Right is outraged that the leak even occurred, and the left is outraged at the idea that Roe may be overturned,  the Court should be insulated from those concerns.  I would hope that Justice Roberts is investigating how such a leak happened, and that those responsible will be discipled, The Court itself is tasked with a far greater responsibility.  To uphold the meaning of the Constitution as it is written.

Many are wondering how the Court will eventually rule, and you can bet that many legal scholars will pore over the eventual decision to see how the language is changed from the draft, and to try to discern who may have changed their votes.  It will be an interesting intellectual exercise, but it won't change the eventual outcome.

At this point, I would love to see a 8-0 decision with the liberal side joining the conservative majority to give full-throated unity to the decision in the face of such an affront to the dignity of the Court.  But, that is just fantasy on my part.  I don't really expect such an outcome.

At this point on my Saturday, it's time to thaw some frozen fish. Belle and I are hosting a few friend later today, and I must be a gracious host.  If you will excuse me.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Enjoy the time with friends! And yes, 9-0 would be a great ending!