It seems to me, from reading the comments, that the left-leaning readers have bought off on the intellectually fallacious arguments of the right --- that being that a court of Constitutionalists will make decisions 100% in line with US conservative thought.

Hard to imagine something so off base.

The Constitution is a document that, first and foremost, defends individual liberty. IN GENERAL, that means it supports decisions in line with left-leaning thinking regarding racial and sexual minorities.

In the past, since the population was OK with restricting the liberties of said minorities and women, the Court left the status quo alone. Today, the population is *not* OK with restricting the liberties of said minorities and women (with a small number of resolvable debates around the edges where both sides have a legit ax to grind) and the Court will again do what it does --- which is defend the status quo on these issues.

So no, the New Career Working Woman Justice on the bench is not going to revoke the rights that got her her Appointment and send women back into the kitchen, and the Court is not going suddenly change its modus operandi (which has been, since Roberts took over, to stay out of as many controversial cases as it can, and when it can't, rule narrowly) just because Barrett is on the bench. And broadly speaking, nobody's recently gained rights are at risk; rest assured that sodomy restrictions are not coming back.

(I swear, to read woke Twitter on this matter, you'd think the Handmaid's Tale (the book, not the swill that was so popular on TV) was about to become reality. Nothing could be further from the truth.)

(Probably worth mentioning that after you read leftist woke Twitter for fifteen or twenty minutes, you feel like taking a bath, and that’s just from comments they make about people on the same “side” as they with which they disagree.)

But, back to the subject at hand:

I have tried (unsuccessfully, it seems) to explain to my conservative cohorts for years that originalist decisions are not always going to cut their way like many believe, especially in the area of civil rights. Conservatives will do VERY well on economic decisions that they like, and a few of the social issue rulings (like the famously flawed Roe v Wade) might go their way too. But don't assume much else beyond that point.

In short, the world does not end because Amy Barrett will sit in Justice Ginsberg's seat.

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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