“One would have to assume that a socialist dictatorship would have done away with the Supreme Court when it did away with the rest of the Constitution, so your point is somewhat moot.”
Not really,, ever hear of the Supreme Court of the Soviet Union? A Socialist takeover here would almost certainly leave familiar things like the Supreme court intact as window dressing. FDR demonstrated this with his court packing scheme. They will leave it intact,,, as long as it falls into line. Socialist dictatorships are FAMOUS for having the form of the law. It makes them feel legitimate.
A US Supreme court controlled by the plotters,, Obama types,, would have a Hillary, an Ayers, A Maxine Waters, etc,, happily ruling in the favor of the Socialists. Don’t think Red Dawn,,think Obama and Nancy.
So it seems that your point is somewhat, shall we say, ,,,moot?
Or not. The Supreme Court of the Soviet Union was created by the Soviet Union - there was no corresponding institution under the Tsars. The U.S. Supreme Court has a 220 year history of judicial independence which would not sit well under a totalitarian form of government.