The Highest Court in the land has handed down some utterly massive rulings in recent months. That’s naturally put the Justices under a microscope.
And now alarming details about the Supreme Court have been released by the U.S. Senate.
The radical Leftists in the Democrat Party got very used to the Supreme Court ruling their way on the majority of the biggest cases for years and years.
With the exception of a few rulings that protected Second Amendment rights, the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence was seemingly extremely liberal.
That all changed when Donald Trump became President and got the opportunity to reshape the Supreme Court bench by nominating three Justices in Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.
The radical Left knew that was the beginning of the end for them. That’s why they fought tooth and nail against all three of Trump’s nominations, particularly Brett Kavanaugh.
With the addition of those three Justices, the Court has since handed down rulings that are major conservative wins like the overturning of Roe v. Wade with the Dobbs ruling, as well as making Affirmative Action unconstitutional.
This has really ticked off the extremists in the Democrat Party. As a result, they’ve tried to do everything they can to delegitimize the Supreme Court and its rulings. And their latest attacks on the Court have been to accuse the Justices of ethics violations.
Of course, the Justices have not done anything. All nine of the Justices (who all come from different political backgrounds) all agree that there have been no compromising of fair jurisprudence due to supposed ethics violations.
But the Democrats in Congress are still furious that some major rulings haven’t gone their way. So what are they trying to do now? Unconstitutionally implement new ethics codes for the Justices to live by.
Despite the bill’s minimal chances of becoming law, Senate Democrats are planning to take ethics measures regarding the Supreme Court to a full vote in order to send a message.
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) told Politico that individuals who oppose the proposal that would place greater ethical standards on the high court would be “accountable” for their stance if it went to a full vote.
Blumenthal argued that the judiciary should be held “accountable to some kind of ethical standards” on behalf of the American people. “And anybody who disagrees with that proposition should be held accountable.”
Democrats are trying to get Republicans on the record for the ethics measure since the Supreme Court is sometimes a “dark horse” issue in elections. Democrats will be defending several swing seats in the Senate in 2024, while Republicans will be on the offensive in almost every close contest.
Nine Republicans would have to switch their votes in order for the plan to pass the 60-vote threshold needed to overcome a filibuster. It’s also extremely improbable that the bill would even be brought up for a vote in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
“This bill is dead as fried chicken,” Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) declared at a press conference recently.
“It’s going to get out of committee. It doesn’t have 60 votes in the Senate. And it sure can’t pass the House. So why do it? Why beat the living crap out of the United States Supreme Court? I just don’t get it. I understand politics, but I just don’t get it.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-10, along party lines, to approve the bill moving forward, which would establish additional procedures for financial disclosures and recusal in cases where a justice may have a conflict of interest. Republicans opposed the legislation.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) presented the bill after various reports surfaced alleging unethical behavior on the part of Justices Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, and Clarence Thomas.
While the Supreme Court has been under fire for its ethical lapses, Chief Justice John Roberts has defended it, saying at the American Law Institute’s annual dinner in May that the court is “committed to making certain that we as a court adhere to the highest standards of conduct.”
mitted to making certain that we as a court adhere to the highest standards of conduct.”
The concerning aspect of the legislation is that it’s totally based on whatever ethical codes the Democrats in Congress want to impose, which raises serious checks and balances issues into question.
Congress would effectively become a much more powerful entity over the legislative branch because of their new power to control the Supreme Court with whatever “ethics” codes they want to put into place.
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