The American people overwhelmingly oppose the Texas abortion law, and the Supreme Court now has a negative approval rating.S
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whose every opinion is based on partisan bias, claims that SCOTUS doesn't make decisions based on politics.
The Supreme Court’s job approval rating has hit an all-time low.
That’s according to a new survey from Quinnipiac University. The poll was conducted shortly after the Supreme Court voted not to block Texas from implementing the most restrictive abortion law in the nation in a 5-4 ruling that has drawn criticism of the court’s usage of the so-called “shadow docket” to make emergency rulings.
National approval of the conservative-led Supreme Court has reached the lowest point in the history of the Quinnipiac Poll.
The Supreme Court Is Very Unpopular
Americans give the Supreme Court a negative job approval rating, as 37 percent approve of the way it is handling its job, and 49 percent disapprove, with 14 percent not offering an opinion.
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer said he opposes the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling not to block a Texas abortion ban.
The Supreme Court had voted not to block a Texas law that went into effect at the beginning of the month that prohibits virtually all abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which is typically after six weeks of pregnancy.
Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who is the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat, said a panel will probe the Supreme Court’s practice of deciding weighty cases on an emergency basis.
The news comes after the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, voted not to block a Texas law that went into effect Wednesday that prohibits virtually all abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which is typically after six weeks of pregnancy.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke out after the state of Texas effectively outlawed abortion by banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
“Let’s be clear about what just happened in Texas: The second-largest state in America has effectively banned abortions,” she wrote on Twitter. “We can’t rely on the courts to protect our rights. It’s time for national laws to ensure reproductive freedom.”
Speaking to The New York Times, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer said he is still mulling over his potential retirement. At 83 years old, Breyer is the oldest member sitting on the Supreme Court.
“There are a lot of blurred things there, and there are many considerations,” he said. “They form a whole. I’ll make a decision.”
President Joe Biden and his aides are not going to push Associate Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the Supreme Court, believing that to do so would politicize the institution.
There is not currently a vacancy on the Supreme Court but progressives have been pressuring Breyer to retire to ensure that the vacancy occurs while the Democrats are in control of the Senate. Breyer has not indicated that he will retire. However, if he did, the vacancy would allow President Biden to nominate someone younger and perhaps bring more diversity to the court even if a Democratic appointment does not affect the current 6-3 conservative majority.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released information from the FBI confirming that the investigation into Brett Kavanaugh was a scam.
Writing in a “Dear Colleague” letter, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) made clear that Democrats are “ready to expeditiously fill” Supreme Court vacancies as Democrats also weigh a bipartisan infrastructure bill and a budget resolution.
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In a 7-2 ruling, the court said states lacked the legal right to challenge the ruling, finding that a contested provision had not been injurious. Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented.
Religious liberty, the freedom to worship as one sees fit without government interference, is all well and good, but now religious liberty means being exempt from most laws and regulations just by claiming religion.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said during a press conference that she will not bring a bill to expand the Supreme Court to the floor, saying that while the bill is “not out of the question,” the Democratic Party’s focus should for the time being remain on passing President Joe Biden‘s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan.
House and Senate Democrats will introduce a bill to expand the Supreme Court from nine to thirteen justices.
President Joe Biden will order a 180-day commission that will explore the mechanics behind expanding the Supreme Court. The commission will provide a forum to debate the matter outside of Congress, whose own proceedings are likely to be significantly polarized.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is demanding that Attorney General Merrick Garland investigate the FBI's faked background check of Brett Kavanaugh.
Members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus have introduced a bill to erect a monument of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the grounds of the United States Capitol.
“This is an effort to highlight an extraordinary person in American history,” said Representative Jackie Spier (Calif.), one of the bill’s co-sponsors. “You know we’ve done that for many other individuals who you know are emblematic of talent and grit and ingenuity that we are so proud of in this country.”