‘It’s like the 1940s is calling, and it wants its era back,’ Representative Elissa Slotkin (D), serving on Armed Servicess Committee said on MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson’s show Wednesday morning. That is, indeed, what can very possibly happen with Justice Amy Barrett tipping the teeter-totter, sitting on the edge right behind Justice Clarence Thomas. She tips it all the way down to the ground. Then, the justice hops off into unmined territory.
The very conservative Heritaage Foundation picked up a real plum of rightest-wing beliefs when they chose Barrettt. She belongs to a strange sect of the Catholic Church. The new justice also believes that a man and a woman should not have birth control and has seven children of her own. She also believes that a woman must submit to her husband in all things, including sex.
The problem is not that she is an out-of-orbit conservative. The fear is that she will place her beliefs as a template on all of her court decisions. Those include: killing Obamacare-ACA-Affordable Care Act and overturning Roe v. Wade:
‘How the new justice’s ‘originalism’ could reshape the US Supreme Court – Michael Rips. Amy Coney Barrett follows originalism because it produces the results in individual cases that are closest to her personal political and religious views’
No birthcontrols. No morning-after pills. Certainly, no abortions. Not even to save the mother. But as every woman has heard, the abortions will continue with hospital side-door treatment for Republican legislators’ mistresses. Every one else will go to into the shadowed back allies.
Barrett is against ‘Originalism,’ and what is that?
‘Originalists believe that the constitutional text ought to be given the original public meaning that it would have had at the time that it became law. The original meaning of a constitutional text is an objective legal construct like the reasonable man standard in tort law, which judges a person’s actions based on whether an ordinary person would consider them reasonable, given the situation. It exists independently of the subjective “intentions” of those who wrote the text or of the “original expected applications” that the Framers of a constitutional text thought that it would have.’
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