Mob? I don’t think so. Half the country voted for him. I don’t think fear plays a part,,pragmatism may or realpolitik or whatever. It would take more, breathtakingly more, courage on the part of this court than I have seen in my lifetime.
Half the population on a tear would be something we haven’t seen in this country since the civil war.
In a funny way it reassures me that the court would proceed very very delicately given the consequences.
We have seen riots in several major cities before. Half the country will not riot. Most will get up in the morning and go to work, at least those dems who have a job.
Half of the vote counted may have been tallied for him, but half of the population did not vote for him when less than half of the population voted.
There may be a few riots, but they will be taken care of. I recall folks causing a riot and damaging property just because they didn’t like the results of a football game! Or they didn’t like that a criminal got caught red handed by police. Folks who like to riot will riot, but not many Americans want to take part in even a quiet protest and certainly wouldn’t think of taking part in a riot.