If SCOTUS Justices Wanted to Prove Their Mutual Respect & Kinship They’d Do This


If SCOTUS Justices Wanted to Prove Their Mutual Respect & Kinship

They’d Do This

For decades we’ve heard that, despite their many, significant legal differences on decisions, Supreme Court Justices are bound together by a mutual respect, and oft times even great friendships. 

From the most liberal to the most conservative, the “talking points” have always been, after hearing arguments they’d come to their respective conclusions and then return to their warm, collegial relationships.

After all that “happy talk”, it would appear that present circumstances demand this group of nine to “walk the walk”.  The leak of Justice Alito’s draft, followed by the publication of 6 of their fellow judge’s home addresses, has not only put the credibility of our “third branch of government at risk”, it’s put their colleagues and families in danger. 

There’s a way they could ALL stand up for both incorruptibility of their institution and the safety of Justices Alito, Roberts, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Coney Barrett, and Thomas.  

All it would take is for liberal jurists Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagen, who’ve been steadfastly silent now, AND when Chuck Schumer threatened Gorsuch and Kavanaugh on the steps of the the Supreme Court, to publicly vote with the majority on this, one opinion.  After all, whether it’s 5- 4 or 9-0 Roe vs. Wade will be overturned.  

It would be a selfless act of great courage aimed at defanging anarchist mobs looking to permanently devalue our Judicial Branch, by threatening the safety of two thirds of this court. 

We’ve heard lots of wonderful things about how much they all care about one another.  Now’s the time to prove it, before innocents get hurt and/or the Supreme Court winds up in the ashcan of history.

All nine need to stand together, vote as one, and do it quickly.  

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3 months ago

I absolutely disagree. The judges have disagreements and should make them known. We should hear the minority opinion, because it would remind us how Liberals think and undermine the Left.

Liberals are always their worse enemy when they speak. Maybe if someone brings a case in front of the Court on protesting in front of someone’s house, the Conservative Justices will now find that to be an overreach and not a right under the Constitutional.

The Prisoner
The Prisoner
3 months ago

How about they merely speak up, condemn hate, and release the decision now?

Francis W. Porretto
3 months ago

— After all, whether it’s 5- 4 or 9-0 Roe vs. Wade will be overturned. —

A lawyer of my acquaintance has told me that the size of the majority in a SCOTUS decision does matter. Apparently, when the majority is slim, the decision gets less respect and is more likely to be challenged. When the majority is overwhelming, the decision gets great respect and near-perfect deference from attorneys-general, and is highly unlikely to be challenged.

Peter Prange
Peter Prange
3 months ago

The author’s suggestion make too much sense to happen.