• @dylcarinc
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    4311 months ago

    The Supreme Court is the most effective branch of the branch of the Republican Party. That’s all it is.

  • @[email protected]
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    3011 months ago

    They sure did. It all started when democrats wanted to play fair, and then lost out on opportunity when republicans went nuclear. I hate how it has to be that way, but us democrats need to be aggressive and not passive anymore. No more fucking around.

  • @MicroWaveOP
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    2011 months ago

    But this year, the Court’s 6-3 supermajority continued to deliver. It ended affirmative action in university admissions, which the GOP has wanted to do for fifty years. It invented a new rule, the “major questions” doctrine, out of whole cloth, and used it this week to invalidate President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program – another decades-long dream of “Big Government Is The Problem” conservatives. And it chipped away at LGBTQ equality, ruling that businesses could refuse to offer services to gay people if those services could be considered “speech.”

    • Col3814444
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      411 months ago

      Also allowed; ‘No Christians’ and ‘no MAGA traitors’ - people need to teach these asshats their legalised discrimination works in both ways.

      • Bipta
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        211 months ago

        Gay and Jewish people won’t bomb your business.

        MAGA terrorists might.

          • Flying Squid
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            411 months ago

            Are you really blaming trans people for all mass shootings because one nonbinary person was a shooter in one event?

          • admiralteal
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            311 months ago

            Trans people actually severely, severely underrepresented in mass shooting aggressors. Should’ve been at least 3x as many to match their frequency in the general population.

            You fucking piece of shit bigot.

      • snooggums
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        111 months ago

        It won’t work that way, cases with Christian and Rep plaitiffs will still win because their rights matter to conservatives.

        Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

        • Col3814444
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          111 months ago

          Indeed, but fuck them - let them take this back to the SC so they can try and justify that selective discrimination is okay.

  • @Grumble
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    1411 months ago

    After the Citizens United ruling deciding that money is speech, it’s clear that bribery is the most compelling legal argument.

  • Flying Squid
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    1011 months ago

    Now that SCOTUS has allowed it, expect “no Jews allowed” signs to start popping up.

  • @SulaymanF
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    411 months ago

    It’s odd that the author thinks Republicans put aside their differences and backed Republicans no matter what, while Democrats were seen as stiff and ideology-obsessed and cancelled their own. Republicans generally cancelled anyone who didn’t match 100% of the party line, and 2020-2022 felt like the Democrats put aside their dislike of Biden and instead went with “vote blue no matter who.”

    Otherwise, great piece.

  • @Rhoeri
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    411 months ago

    I hear water makes things wet too. Oh, and the sky is made of air!

  • @[email protected]
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    -311 months ago

    The Supreme Court is simply following the Constitution, as it should. It’s refreshing to see.

  • mochi
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    I disagree with the use of “Christian Right” in the headline. This isn’t really about religion. These positions have been GOP positions for a long time.

    Affirmative action itself was racist by definition, because it discriminated solely based on skin color. It needed to go. There are problems with certain minorities making it into higher education, but that can be solved by changing how taxes are distributed to schools, not by letting unqualified people into college programs.

    Student loan forgiveness was a joke from the start. If you didn’t want to pay back the loans, you shouldn’t have taken them. If the issue is the cost of higher education, then we should focus on passing legislation restricting the amount that can be charged for college tuition.

    Regarding the cake issue, you can’t compel speech, and last I checked, art was considered speech. So, decorating a cake in a specific way is speech that can’t be compelled. This isn’t 1850. There’s more than one baker in town. If you don’t like the policies of a particular bakery, go to the next one. The hyperbolic responses about “No Jews allowed” is ridiculous, because that would be religious discrimination, which is a separate issue. Also, it seems a little wild to accuse the Christian Right of not supporting Jews (Israel).

    • sensibilidades
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      611 months ago

      it seems a little wild to accuse the Christian Right of not supporting Jews (Israel).

      They “support” them in a way, but not out of any real egalitarian or humanitarian reason. For some, supporting Israel is the same as attacking Islam. For others, they support Israel because they think that will hasten Armageddon. It’s not because they really like Jewish people or Judaism, I suspect a number of the Christian Right really just like that Jewish people have a place away from them to call home.

    • dd97843
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      211 months ago

      Have you been residing on a different planet for the last few decades?