The massive jolt the new conservative Supreme Court supermajority delivered to the political system last week by overturning Roe v. Wade could just be the beginning.
The string of sweeping, far-reaching decisions this term has led many Democrats to charge that the court is losing its legitimacy with the public, but a former Senate Judiciary Committee counsel Mike Davis said that is simply sour grapes over the outcome.
“The Supreme Court is not supposed to be democratically representative by design,” said Davis, former nominations counsel to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). “They’re supposed to protect minority rights and us from government, whether it’s tyranny or anarchy….The Democrats, the left, are trying to delegitimize the Supreme Court because they lost control of it.”
Many on the left have seized on Thomas’ musings in the abortion case about the court revisiting rights to same-sex marriage or contraception, abortion-rights opponents said they don’t see the court having the appetite to delve into those issues anytime soon.
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