May be a good day to think about doing away with the filibuster first?
I remember late 2016 having to defend why I was voting for “that woman” for President, not to conservatives, but to many liberals who were outraged at how Bernie was treated by the DNC (despite Bernie himself, not being a Democrat). “Yes, well, the alternative is Trump. Historically, most of my votes have not gone to my preferred candidate, but to the candidate who is not the worst case scenario who may get the chance to put in one or two Justices that would completely fuck everything up.” I didn’t expect Trump to get 3 picks to really solidify his fascist legacy. But here we are.
(Also, at the time of her death, a lot of people were defending RBG’s decision to not retire during Obama’s term. Yes, she was a great woman in every respect. And she done fucked up something special in trying to extend her term for as long as she did.)
The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO.
The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision – Planned Parenthood v. Casey – that largely maintained the right. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito writes.
A lot of women are going to pay a terrible price now. There’s something fundamentally wrong with a country who cares more about gun rights than the rights of women (and the LGBTQ community, and people of color. Because, we all know what will be the next targets for this monstrous court and political party.)