Skip to comments.How Liberals Could Declare War on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court
Posted on 10/05/2018 12:49:08 PM PDT by DeweyCA
By all indications, Brett Kavanaugh is about to be confirmed to the Supreme Court.... His confirmation ... will plunge the Supreme Court into a legitimacy crisis that could weaken its power over the long term. This crisis will become particularly acute if Democrats retake Congress and the presidency but find their reforms stymied by a reactionary judiciary. The broad consensus over the courts authority to interpret the Constitution will crumble. (...)
(...) But what happens when Democrats take back the legislative and executive branches? What if Democrats pass Medicare for All, and the Supreme Court strikes it down, with Kavanaugh casting the decisive fifth vote? Its not hard to envision Democrats marching in the streets, demanding that the president and Congress ignore the ruling.
(...) Blue states may be pressured to disregard his decisions. And the president could decline to compel them to follow the high courts rulings.
In 2003, Justice Stephen Breyer referred to the miracle of national compliance with the courts edicts, even in the wake of controversial decisions like Bush v. Gore. There is nothing inevitable or self-sustaining about this miracle. (...) The truth is that we havent seen massive resistance to the Supreme Court since the segregation battles of the 1950s and 60s. And despite two presidents celebrated efforts to integrate schools with the help of the National Guard, the Souths resistance succeeded in slowing the pace of desegregation.
This precedent is appalling. But it demonstrates that the playbook can work. Progressives should recognize the danger in adopting the tactics of segregationists. (...) But if he leads the court into a frenzy of reactionary jurisprudence, progressives may feel they have no other alternative.
No matter the end result of liberal defiance, it will likely transform the Supreme Courts legitimacy crisis into a full-blown constitutional crisis. (...)
(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...
Today's Dems have already shown that they are willing to disregard federal law. Their "sanctuary" cities and states are expressions of their lawlessness.
COULD? They already have plans in the works.
I suggest such states/districts lose representation in Congress.
What if Democrats pass Medicare for All, and the Supreme Court strikes it down, with Kavanaugh casting the decisive fifth vote?
AWWWWWWWWWWW!!! How does it feel to realize that law can be overturned from the bench???
These people have no right to write an article imploring the threats of judicial activism! This is what they are all about!!!
Writing an article like this is purely for effect.
“This precedent is appalling.”
Maybe so, but that was the Democrats too.
I welcome resistance to Supreme Court’s decisions. They were never meant to become another legislative branch of Fed.gov
The Left’s power lies solely in government spending and coercion. They have zero power otherwise.
Want to limit the Left? Cut the source of their power - spending and massive debt, in our printed, fiat, manipulated currency
You mean like things have been the last 20 years, but in the lib's favor, so that was ok?
They’re already talking impeachment. But like their empty threats about Trump, you have to ask “for what”? You can’t impeach because of pure partisan politics.
There is no “legitimacy crisis” for SCOTUS.
There wasn’t when Democrats seated several hard-left justices.
There isn’t when Republicans seat several hard-right justices.
Elections have consequences; accept the outcome of elections.
Demonstrate as you like. The only factor that matters is electing representatives, and petitioning them to represent your preferred views. That’s how this system works, and keeps the peace.
Don’t go to “mob rule”.
One mob largely demands, and submits to, arms prohibitions.
Other mob largely rejects, and often ignores, arms prohibitions.
Let’s not go there.
Telling us their plans, knowing that we will forget. Dems won’t forget. They are not going to accept the defeat. They are going to riot in the streets and do everything they can to defy legitimate Republican government.
They think a judiciary that abides by the constitution is “reactionary.”
They be funny.
My concern is how much the left will riot when this thing is settled, and then how much they will riot in November.
Like Republicans have for 50 years?................
Deluded fantasy world the Leftists live in
Sorry Jackasses, you don’t get to pick and choose which laws to obey because you lost an Election.
Rule of law matters and you all are about to get a very stern lesson from US Voters in Nov about how they feel about your infantile clown behavior the last 2 years.
Liberals hate elections.
Best news I've heard in a long time. The SCOTUS power-trip needed to lose some steam.
The bureaucracy will become the fourth branch of government, more powerful than the Congress, the non-civil service Executive, and the Judiciary combined.
Let them riot. The rule of law is the ONLY thing keeping these jackasses safe. That breaks down and it going to be very ugly for them quickly. They have NO idea of the danger they are in
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