Random thoughts of rage about the confirmation of Amy Barrett


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Let's not fool ourselves. Today was a dark day for every vulnerable group of Americans who depend on the United States Supreme Court to equal justice under law. For working people, Black, indigenous and other people of color, LGBT people, women, poor people, immigrants, children and others who depend on the Court to ensure that their rights are protected no less than those who are privileged, the confirmation of Amy Barrett to what is now a 6-3 right wing Supreme Court will prove difficult, if not disastrous. That she is appointed against the wishes of Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg only salts the wound.

I have already shared most of my thoughts about this earlier, in the aftermath of Justice Ginsburg's death. I don't have much else to say, except that the correction to this injustice will take time, effort, and perseverance. Here's some of my random thoughts today.

Note here that yes, I know Bush won the popular vote in 2004, but my point is that had he not prevailed in 2000, no one would have thought of him in 2004. I believe legally this is known as the 'fruit of the poisonous tree' argument.'

And finally, a moment to remember:

Go vote.