Law/Justice

We don’t need the Supreme Court

Kudos to Krystal for pointing out that De Santis is more dangerous than Trump. It’s interesting to hear all this SCOTUS bashing coming from the Left, lol. Times have definitely changed.

Krystal, Kyle & Friends

The Supreme Court packed in a slate of regressive rulings before it closed up shop for the term this Thursday. Roe v. Wade is our focus this week, with guest Pascal Robert (he hosts This Is Revolution podcast, and you can find the Patreon here). With Pascal, we discuss the history of unaccountability and undemocratic decision-making within the highest court in the country, as well as the path forward offered by liberalism — and how that path may well be a dead end. Watch below:

Sixty-one percent — a majority — of Americans support the legalization of abortion. Yet in last week’s Supreme Court decision, five out of nine judges voted to overturn the prior decision that federally protected abortion as a right. As we’ve seen from the extremely contentious appointments of Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, and more, everyday people don’t even have a direct say in who gets to be on the court, much less in the life-changing opinions that the court hands down. More progressive voices in the Democratic Party, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have advocated for expanding the court. According to Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House Press Secretary, “That is something that the President does not agree with. That is not something that he wants to do.” In other words, during the Biden years, we can’t expect change from above when it comes to this particular undemocratic institution.

But the situation is dire. Alongside the fall of Roe, the Supreme Court made another big decision in the past few days: they’re slashing the EPA’s regulation of carbon emissions. As the crisis of climate change escalates swiftly and the American government refuses to make it a central political issue, the decision against the EPA represents a massive step backward. One of Biden’s early promises as president was to reduce U.S. emissions by half by 2030, and his administration’s failure to protect a government agency that is key to that struggle will show the emptiness of that promise. What’s left for us is to realize the massive changes needed in the reorganization of our government to reflect the public’s voice and its needs — and to think about how we can organize to make those changes happen.

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