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Posted by DT on June 7, 2022, 11:24:07, in reply to "the state of precedent hasn't strayed very far from where the country has been for my entire...."
But it seems like it was off from that in the decades before the civil war, and then again prior to the burst of legislative activity in the Progressive era. And thereís zero chance of any similar legislative agenda getting pushed through in the contemporary environment. |
And then again between the wars, with it taking a credible threat from FDR to pack the court to get them to back down. And the Democratic Party just proved they are nowhere near having the guts for something like that, despite conservatives beating them up and stealing their lunch money on court appointments for decades.
This is the Republican judgesí chance, and I think they are going to seize it and enshrine as many sweeping and activist rulings as they can in the next however many years until the hard right supermajority on the court is lost. Which is probably 8-10 years at least, depending on timing and presidential elections.
Conservatives right now donít care about democracy or legitimacy or whether their rulings have public support. Anyone who doesnít support their views is not a real American and hence doesnít count.
Edit: I am open to correction about the Courtís history. I know relatively little about it, and what I know is from passing references in histories about broader topics.
lifetime. i think that is about to change.
Just like the broad based prosperity with rising workerís wages and everyone sharing in economic growth, the postwar period was a historical anomaly rather than a normal state of affairs thst we could expect to return to.
Court issues ruling saying whatever they want and 41 senators from a small minority of the population vote to prevent any legislative redress.
doesn't give an eff.
...with an emphasis on maintaining it's relevancy? Or were you more speaking of the court historically?
study finds water is wet
only a matter of time before a majority of americans get fed up with minority rule.
- this SCOTUS is going to relegate itself into oblivion - suburbanmyth June 7, 2022, 10:09:09
- it is said that the people are revolting* - bbonb June 7, 2022, 12:43:39
- The majority is sick of minority rule - TarheelIllini June 7, 2022, 12:10:21
- The issue is it doesn't matter if people disagree or how far out of line they are - reggiedunlop June 7, 2022, 11:37:46
- vanity fair on the new gun case..... - suburbanmyth June 7, 2022, 11:36:11
- I thought you were of the opinion that the court follows broader public trends... - haighter June 7, 2022, 10:12:40