“Impeach the Supreme Court Justices If They Overturn Health-Care Law”
No, really. This is now an all-out coup being attempted in the midst of what can only be described as a surreal, all-out public temper tantrum. It’s stunning to watch, frankly.
My concern is, many on the right who live within the Beltway bubble feel that pressure from the organized, vocal left and have a habit of caving to it — provided they can find a rationalization to do so, and provided they can plausibly maintain that they haven’t caved, but in fact have reached their “living” conclusions by way of considered intellectual rigor.
So while this is all very stunning for me to watch, I hope it comes across that way to the originalists on the Supreme Court, as well. Caving to this kind of attack won’t create the appearance of an independent court, with “conservative” Justices showing how they are respectful of legislative prerogative and thus gaining the approbation of a liberal media: that’s merely what the left is threatening to deny them should a ruling not get their way, because progressives care only about outcomes, and their characterization of the Court, in true anti-foundationalist fashion, will follow solely from rulings, with no measure of accumulated grace.
There is nothing to be gained here by a Court straining for a measured political ruling. And everything to lose.
(h/t IP and sdferr)