GoodBYE, Stephen (SCOTUS Bretyerment))

lithy

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If conservatives actually gave a shit about making sure the people on the Supreme Court were qualified and didn't just meet superficial racial/gender identity hierarchies, we wouldn't have Clarence Thomas, the most unqualified, mediocre mind to ever sit on the court. Also we wouldn't have decades of Federalist Society clowns filling up courts.

So yeah, save the meritocracy arguments for someone else.
 

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Having a Supreme Court with so much power seems rather undemocratic. The constant fights over who gets to pick the judges is performative nonsense. Bunch of fucking lawyers bending an old document and the decisions of previous appointed bullshitters to mean whatever they want. They may as well be interpreting the Bible.

 

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So is the solution having the people vote for the judges?
 

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While the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the law and constitution Congress can be a check against them. When the law is not clear Congress can pass new law where there is no confusion.
 

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The idea that the supreme court should interpret the constitution is not actually in the constitution. The court took that right for themselves.
 

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Having a Supreme Court with so much power seems rather undemocratic. The constant fights over who gets to pick the judges is performative nonsense. Bunch of fucking lawyers bending an old document and the decisions of previous appointed bullshitters to mean whatever they want. They may as well be interpreting the Bible.

The three branches have roughly equal power, with each acting as a check on the other two.
 
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lithy

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The U.S. was originally going to be more of a republic than a democracy, with the electoral college voting for the president, and the Senate being appointed by the state governments, rather than elected by popular vote. This was partly because the founders were afraid that a directly elected president would become too powerful (like a king), and also because direct election would mean the states with a larger population would effectively choose the president. Also, they expected that the Congress would be more powerful than the president.

That one hand in the pocket energy.
 

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The court is explicitly undemocratic, and rightly so. If you want to democratize an institution, look to the Senate.
 

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The Supreme court, the Senate, the Electoral College and the House of Representatives have all been gamed beyond the myopic idealist imagination of the "Founding Fathers".
 
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SCOTUS is a whole other level. These people literally work til they die.
Maybe it shouldn't be that way.
 
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