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"Court-Packing" Doesn't Seem So Radical After TX Abortion Law

Published Sep 16 2021 at 8:42 AM GMT
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  • Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastSupreme Court expansion is no longer dismissed as a crazy idea, not after six conservative justices hijacked a Texas case to ban almost all abortions in the state, issuing their opinion on a shadow docket in the dead of night without so much as signing their names.
  • Even the chief justice, John Roberts, who wrote a dissent, is powerless to stop the slide.
  • The stunning ruling, designed to advance an ideological agenda, adds urgency and credibility to efforts to overhaul the Supreme Court, knowing more such lopsided decisions are surely on the way.
  • How can you see this happen and ignore the reality that this court has been captured by the Federalist Society and by right-wing elements of the Republican Party," Minnesota Senator Tina Smith told The Daily Beast.
  • "Instead of sitting and whining, I want to do something," she said.




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  • Published Sep 16, 2021 8:42 AM GMT