Actually, contra milquetoast weenie social democrat David Pakman, it really isn’t that bad. The hysteria exhibited by “progressives” over the Supreme Court demonstrates the totalitarian nature of their ideology. Essentially, what they want is for the Supreme Court to be a nine-person “junta for life” that rules a continent-wide nation and imposes “progressive values” by decree, like a Roman Caesar, absolute monarchs, Platonic philosopher-kings, or Iran’s Guardian Council. However, a much more serious critique of Republican jurists can be made as they tend to be deferent to executive power and defensive of full-blown police state provisions such as the Patriotic Act. “Progressives” are correct to oppose these Federalist Society jurists, even if they do so for all the wrong reasons.