I hope everyone realizes that all we need to mitigate the Supreme Court is an effective Congress. Women’s rights, healthcare, civil rights, etc, could be completely memorialized and protected tomorrow if Congress legislated it properly, and there would be nothing the Court could do about it. So, stop fretting over a qualified Amy Coney Barrett; vote the bastards out of Congress and let’s get real government going in November.
– Charlie Stuart
Related Off-site Links:
Trump Selects Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg’s Seat on the Supreme Court – Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman (The New York Times, September 25, 2020).
Amy Coney Barrett Is an Extremist – Just Not the Kind You Think – Elie Mystal (The Nation, September 25, 2020).
How “Extremist” Amy Coney Barrett Could Reshape the Supreme Court and Hand Trump the Election – Democracy Now! (September 28, 2020).
Progressives Warn Barrett's Right-Wing Ideology and Past Rulings Signal She Could Intentionally “Make the Country a More Unjust Place” – Jessica Corbett (Common Dreams, September 28, 2020).
Why Amy Coney Barrett’s Religious Beliefs Aren’t Off Limits – Massimo Faggioli (Politico, September 24, 2020).
A Catholic's Case Against Amy Coney Barrett – Frank Cocozzelli (Daily Kos, September 26, 2020).
UPDATE: Amy Coney Barrett Is Not a Feminist Icon – Emily Peck (Common Dreams, September 29, 2020).
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
• Hold Them to Their Word
• “We Have an Emergency On Our Hands”: Marianne Williamson On the “Freefall” of American Democracy
• The “Freefall” Continues
• Fascism Is Upon Us
• A Means to the End (of the Trump Presidency)
• Eight Leading Progressive Voices on Why They're Voting for Biden
• Rep. Ilhan Omar Responds to President Trump’s Authoritarian Threats
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