SCOTUS Thread

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  1. Bo Pelinis

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    Honestly. That’s why gay rights have gone so much further than Black Lives Matter in the last 10 years imo. Most white people are way more likely to have a gay relative than to know a single black person personally.
     
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  2. JonathanCoachman

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    Depends on skin color (Ukranians are victims of an awful despot and Syrians were evil Muslims on a jihad against JUDEO CHRISTIAN VALUES!)

    But I guess if you require some sort of similarity to yourself, is it really empathy?
     
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  3. NYGator

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    and I would argue that when they do have black acquaintances or friends they exceptionalize them against their prevailing stereotype.
     
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  4. Prospector

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    Alito's opinion nixing Roe v. Wade draws heavily on old-timey, witchcraft-believing rape advocate


    Let’s face it: This Republican-packed Supreme Court was always going to overturn Roe v. Wade. The only question was which B.S. justification it was going to use to do it. I was a little worried they’d cite Godzilla vs. Mothra or one of Ginni Thomas’ texts as precedent just to shove it in our faces, but what actually happened is arguably worse.

    The GOP’s decades-long campaign to turn all childbearing-aged women into agency-free Easy-Bake Ovens has now reached its stunning denouement with the leak of Slimin’ Sammy Alito’s draft majority opinion eviscerating 1973’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Alito’s opinion is horrifying on its face, but it’s even more problematic upon closer inspection, what with its name-dropping of an old-timey English dude best known for executing witches and blithely defending rape.
    From Jezebel:
    In case you needed any further proof that the modern anti-abortion movement is an outgrowth of many centuries of virulent misogyny and violence against women, Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked opinion draft striking down Roe v. Wade relies heavily on a 17th century English jurist who had two women executed for “witchcraft,” wrote in defense of marital rape, and believed capital punishment should extend to kids as young as 14.

    “Two treatises by Sir Matthew Hale,” Alito wrote in his argument to end legal abortion across America, “described abortion of a quick child who died in the womb as a ‘great crime’ and a ‘great misprision.’ See M. Hale, Pleas of the Crown.”

    So how many of you woke up this morning thinking you were guilty of “great misprisions”? Not many, I’ll wager. But clearly, a great many of you are up to your blowsy neck wattles in them.

    How interesting that Alito would cite Pleas of the Crown! That’s the text, published in 1736, 60 years after Hale’s death, that defended and laid the foundation for the marital rape exemption across the world.

    Pleas of the Crown? Were there no relevant passages from Archie Comics? Honestly, at this point, I’d trust Mr. Weatherbee’s legal judgment far more than Clarence Thomas’.

    For instance, there’s this kernel of homespun wisdom from the noble Sir Hale’s full-throated defense of rape: “For the husband cannot be guilty of a rape committed by himself upon his lawful wife for by their mutual matrimonial consent and contract the wife hath given up herself in this kind unto her husband which she cannot retract.”

    Now there’s a moral paragon for you! Say, is this kind of thing actually supposed to convince anyone, or is this just the “fuck you, we can do what we want” sort of message we all expected from Boof Kavanaugh and his band of merry Squees? I used to think Supreme Court decisions needed to be based on sound arguments from unimpeachable sources, but after seeing Alito’s big bowl of bonkers I kind of want to drop Hitler’s plum strudel recipe into my next loan application just to see what happens. I mean, why not? We’re just making it all up as we go now, right?

    Meanwhile, it’s worth noting that Hale also sentenced two women to death following “one of the most notorious of the 17th century English witchcraft trials.” And now his desiccated antediluvian finger is wagging at witchy women from beyond the grave, thanks to Sam Alito and his personal Wayback Machine.

    So maybe it’s time to do something about it. In the wake of all this, it may be hard to decide whether to donate to Democratic candidates, Planned Parenthood, or choice advocacy groups. I can’t answer that for you, of course, but ActBlue is a good place start, as is EMILY’s List.

    You know what to do.
     
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  5. ned's head

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    I'm always impressed at how much mileage he can get out of one helium balloon

     
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  6. EdmondDantes

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    just when Mizzou was starting to finally overcome the stench from the Truman steak incident!
     
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  7. Bo Pelinis

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    ^ that’s the playbook. Half the U.S. will have gay marriage illegal in 2023.
     
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  8. Illinihockey

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    I remember all the way back to yesterday when someone was asking who is advocating for them to expand overturning Roe to other rights.
     
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  9. LuPoor

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  10. ~ taylor ~

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    Nobody is calling to repeal gay marriage!

    Sincerely,
    The Real UT
     
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  11. Illinihockey

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    And Griswold is going to be after Oberfell
     
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  12. herb.burdette

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    What else can you do in a GOP primary these days to prove you’re more conservative than the next guy?
     
  13. herb.burdette

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    Except Alito, everyone except him.
     
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  14. Mister Me Too

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    Interracial marriage has been untouched for far too long, Loving vs Virginia has led to white genocide and its time to get rid of it. And there’s always blacks and browns to vilify.
     
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  15. Truman

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    In 3 weeks: "People say Dred Scott was wrong, but was it really?"
     
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  16. colonel_forbin

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    I'm hoping against hope that the Court voted in chamber to hold that Mississippi's 15-week ban didn't pose an "undue burden" and Roberts assigned it to Alito to write, and then Alito just went ham on overturning Roe entirely. Alito then circulated a draft to the other justices and they're going to Yao-face it (except Thomas who is definitely on board).
     
  17. timo

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    Since the notion of privacy isn't explicitly mentioned in the USC, seems like a Privacy Amendment, even one with a narrow scope (say medical privacy) or something would kill a lot of the Right's judicial activism and also be broadly popular with the American public***

    Would never get out of committee
     
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  18. Bo Pelinis

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    See that would require doing something and it’s just a lot easier to do nothing.
     
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  19. VaxRule

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    Medical privacy is weird because there’s already a duty to report multiple things as part of our understanding of public health and best practices with respect to dealing with victims of violence. Also, it’s already got a bunch of laws and licensing tied to it. We don’t need a medical privacy amendment. We need to clarify that abortion is medical care for women that needs protecting. We also need to beat the shit out of people that claim it isn’t. Because fuck them. Outlawing abortion is violence against women.
     
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  20. timo

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    Come January 2023, would probably go something like this:
    "No to a Privacy Amendment, but we are keen to bring the Corwin Amendment back to the floor"
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corwin_Amendment
     
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  22. ~ taylor ~

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    I can't wait to see Thomas agree to overturn Loving.
     
  23. buy_dont_lease

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  24. Bo Pelinis

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    I feel like this is a great thread to document the systemic deconstruction of American civil rights
     
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  25. duc15

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    still don’t believe this is the next play?
     
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  26. OZ2

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    how fucking stupid are you? You come on the board and masquerade about ‘morality’ and that’s why abortion should be illegal and then you post a meme mocking people for being angry about innocent lives being lost over a sham war?

    You are example #1 on how poorly funded the education system is in this country.
     
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  27. Lawnole23

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    Jokes on you because being highly educated is bad.
     
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  28. OZ2

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    Guess I’ll just have to go back to petting my cat and sit this one out.
     
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  29. OZ2

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    *presents proof*

    *turns around and ignores proof*
     
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  30. Daniel Ocean

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    I wonder why he thinks it was her.
     
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  31. NYGator

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    It’s a black and white issue.
     
  32. Bo Pelinis

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    This the sort of unhelpful bullshit I can’t stand. Outline what the fuck you’re going to do about it
     
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  33. Daniel Ocean

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    i have no issue with resorting to physical violence none what so ever. I think there is a time and place for violence. I would love to be able to beat the ever living shit out of him. I wish someone would break his fucking jaw.
     
  34. Daniel Ocean

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    she literally did
     
  35. Emma

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  36. Super Vegeta

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    The dopamine rush I’d get from connecting a free shot on him would probably kill me.
     
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  37. ned's head

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    I'm not sure I could generate enough force with such a downward blow to make it worth it
     
  38. pez

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    But the states should decide
     
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  39. Bo Pelinis

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    Where’s that
     
  40. Daniel Ocean

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    lol. Obviously you’re not a fighter because that’s what uppercuts are for.
     
  41. Daniel Ocean

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    exactly. Nothing. They are going to do nothing. Thus she wrote nothing.
     
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  42. ned's head

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    Hot off of the presses

     
  43. ned's head

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    Oh my god, what

     
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  44. Bo Pelinis

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    I hate Ben Shapiro so much. As much as any rwnj to be honest
     
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    What a humongous asshole.
     
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  47. Daniel Ocean

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  48. Illinihockey

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    Unless she thinks it’s 5-3 but roberts could go the other way, I guess? It’s all I got
     
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  50. Emma

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