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Neil Gorsuch, a disaster for the republic.

sherbsherb Senior MemberPosts: 4,943 Senior Member
Or, one of the few unmitigated successes of the Trump Admin. Depends on how you look at it, I suppose.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/politics/justice-neil-gorsuch-president-trump-gets-his-man/index.html

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  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 10,500 Senior Member
    He replaced Scalia, so it's pretty much just maintaining the status quo. He could instantly morph into a disaster or worse should the Greatest, Most Yugely Popular and Studly President of All Time, Ever!™ get to replace Kennedy or Ginsburg.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 4,214 Senior Member
    Gorsuch, DOL, corporate taxes...
    Declare victory, go home, grab 'em by the **** and call it a day.
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 4,943 Senior Member
    Here's a typically overwrought example of the genre:

    On Monday, Justice Neil Gorsuch revealed himself to be everything that liberals had most feared: pro-gun, pro–travel ban, anti-gay, anti–church/state separation. He is certainly more conservative than Justice Samuel Alito and possibly to the right of Justice Clarence Thomas. He is an uncompromising reactionary and an unmitigated disaster for the progressive constitutional project. And he will likely serve on the court for at least three more decades. . . . Gorsuch is the worst kind of justice. He is a reactionary who dresses up his cruel, antediluvian views in folksy charm; who professes restraint while espousing extreme, sweeping views; who has no sympathy for vulnerable minorities but believes Christians are being oppressed. And he will guide the course of the law for the next 30 years or more. He is a catastrophe for proponents of civil rights and equal justice. And his influence over the court only stands to grow.

    This country is in terrible trouble.


    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_breakfast_table/features/2017/supreme_court_june_2017/neil_gorsuch_is_everything_liberals_feared_and_more.html

    But, check this well-done missive from the Socialist magazine, Jacobin. This is actually really good. He points out-as I have been saying for years-that liberals can't rely on the Federal Courts to do their work for them.


    https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/06/waiting-for-scotus
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 10,586 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    Gorsuch, DOL, corporate taxes...
    Declare victory, go home, grab 'em by the **** and call it a day.
    Wait, what happened to the DOL?

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  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 4,214 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    Wait, what happened to the DOL?

    Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk

    Nothing since two weeks ago. That was my wish list.
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 4,214 Senior Member
    sherb wrote: »
    He is...an unmitigated disaster for the progressive constitutional project.

    They say this like it's a bad thing.
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 10,586 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    Nothing since two weeks ago. That was my wish list.
    And now I'm depressed again.
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 4,943 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    They say this like it's a bad thing.

    I've been thinking about this phrase ever since I read it this morning. What a startling admission. In a nutshell, "we can't do anything via elected officials; judges have to do all the lifting for us."

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