The Associated Press notes that it would have been a fateful Supreme Court term if the justices had ruled on just one of the three issues of abortions, guns, and religion. Instead, SCOTUS went 6-3 on all three and in the words of the AP, has signaled it has no plans to slow down.
Abortion, guns, religion. A major change in the law in any of these would have made for a fateful Supreme Court term. In its first full term together, the court’s conservative majority ruled in all three. And it has signaled it has no plans to slow down. https://t.co/ZvzfQKSVDb
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 2, 2022
This is one of those stories that would never have been written if the court had ruled the opposite way — that would have just been the natural course of things. But it’s “revolutionary” that SCOTUS is citing the Constitution to return power to the states.
Mark Sherman writes:
Abortion, guns and religion — a major change in the law in any one of these areas would have made for a fateful Supreme Court term. In its first full term together, the court’s conservative majority ruled in all three and issued other significant decisions limiting the government’s regulatory powers.
And it has signaled no plans to slow down.
With former President Donald Trump’s appointees in their 50s, the six-justice conservative majority seems poised to keep control of the court for years to come, if not decades.
“This has been a revolutionary term in so many respects,” said Tara Leigh Grove, a law professor at the University of Texas. “The court has massively changed constitutional law in really big ways.”
Overturning Roe v. Wade and ending a nearly half-century guarantee of abortion rights had the most immediate impact, shutting down or severely restricting abortions in roughly a dozen states within days of the decision.
In expanding gun rights and finding religious discrimination in two cases, the justices also made it harder to sustain gun control laws and lowered barriers to religion in public life.
Yeah, it was a good couple of weeks.
Love to see it
— Sir Joseph Knuckles IV (@Level5Devil) July 2, 2022
And it’s wonderful pic.twitter.com/oTjPNMDh7v
— Richard H (@auburntiger78) July 2, 2022
— Longshot75 (@Longshot751) July 2, 2022
All commonsense decisions.
— A Fin (@BittertotheEnd) July 2, 2022
This has been such a wonderful pride month 😁
— ℏawat (@bannedbeluga) July 2, 2022
It’s a good time to be alive. To see the court on the side of good.
— Alex King (@kinga812) July 2, 2022
Great progress towards restoring the Constitution.
— There Are Four Lights (@UtleyYATM) July 2, 2022
— Rigby Reardon (@hawkeyegoob) July 2, 2022
Based Supreme Court
— CptRusty (@RustyCpt) July 2, 2022
So in other words, the separation of powers is working as intended
— Kitty the Contrarian Gargoyle (@gerlach1025) July 2, 2022
This is only the beginning of the pendulum swing.
— G-1 清照 (✞) (@awooooowa) July 2, 2022
The Supreme Court is the only branch of government that is actually working as it should.
— 🇺🇸 Ultra MAGA Chef 🇺🇸 (@thechef71) July 2, 2022
Trump is having a fantastic second term.
— LisaLee (@LisaLeeM) July 2, 2022
It was a great week for the Constitution!
— Michael Bryant (@MikeBryant288) July 2, 2022
— Chris Manzi (@ChrisManzi83) July 2, 2022
— The Colonel (@DaDa8239) July 2, 2022
An honest reading of the opinions:
This term shows a court majority that understands it is bound by the words of the US Constitution & intends to rule accordingly.
It also unearthed the leftists desire to use courts in a very unconstitutional way
— MrJon (@MrJonMN) July 2, 2022
Imagine being upset that the people get to rule themselves.
— Bye Bye Roe Tracy Trace (@Tracyfalling) July 2, 2022
Good. They’re doing their job. The meltdown of the left has been delicious.
— DirtyGrungy (@GrungyDirty) July 2, 2022
Of course the AP found a professor from Berkely to provide her expert opinion. “I find it to be incredibly disingenuous for Alito to suggest that all that Dobbs is doing is returning this question to the states and that people can battle in the state about whether to protect fetal life or the interest of the pregnant person,” [Khiara] Bridges said. “But that same court is actively involved in insuring that states can disenfranchise people.”
Yeah, shut up.
Hot take: Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade effectively reverses the 19th Amendment https://t.co/7vfMUpkDq4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 30, 2022