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    Kavanaugh & Gorsuch opinion proves if we don't expand the court, voting rights are in dire peril.

    One of Trump’s justices just suggested blocking state courts from protecting voting rights: analysis

    October 26, 2020
    By Matthew Chapman

    On Monday, the Republican-appointed justices on the Supreme Court rejected a push to expand Wisconsin’s ballot processing deadline so that votes received after Election Day will count, as long as they are postmarked by the proper day.

    But according to Slate legal journalist Mark Joseph Stern, Justice Brett Kavanaugh signaled he would have been willing to go even further — and embrace a legal theory saying that not only should federal judges be blocked from expansion of voting rights ahead of elections, but state judges should be as well.

    Such a theory, Stern noted, was suggested by right-wing former Chief Justice William Rehnquist in the Bush v. Gore ruling that decided the 2000 presidential election — but not even all the other conservative justices agreed with it.

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    Holy shit—Brett Kavanaugh just endorsed Rehnquist's concurrence in Bush v. Gore, which was too extreme for Kennedy or O'Connor. This is a red alert. I can't believe he put it in a footnote. This is terrifying. https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7276432/10-26-20-DNC-v-Wisconsin-SCOTUS-Order.pdf


    6:44 PM · Oct 26, 2020
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    Mark Joseph Stern
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    Replying to @mjs_DCHow radical is Kavanaugh's theory? John Roberts felt compelled to reject it in a separate opinion, correctly noting that federal courts should keep their noses out of a state court's interpretation of its own state's election laws. Roberts is now the moderate on voting rights.


    Mark Joseph Stern
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    Gorsuch also endorsed Rehnquist's position in Bush v. Gore. And Kavanaugh joined his opinion. Both want to prevent governors, state courts, and state agencies from expanding voting rights—and have federal courts decide what how the legislature *really* wanted elections to be run.


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    "Voting rights" to Democrats means the ability of Democrat Governors, secretary of state, or election officials to create election law. Kavanaugh simply agreed with the law that it is the LEGISLATURE that makes election law.

    Their election law this year included accepting ballots up to a week after the election and if there's no postmark or if the postmark cannot be read it is assumed to be by the election deadline and counted, no comparison of signatures as well as a number of other ways to make it easier for Democrats to cheat.

    Democrats response? Pack the courts..........ie add justices SO THAT DEMOCRATS HAVE THE MAJORITY AND WILL RULE BASED ON ACTIVISM AND EMOTION.

    They think they are justified in doing this.

    Cicada (3,872 posts)
    5. With youngest 40% of eligible voters two to one Dems, who needs voting rights?

    Soon the young will wipe out Repubs and Dems can use the Republican gerrymander powers against them. These conservative wins may turn out to be disastrous for them.
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    8. The system is rigged in favor of RW white men

    and wannabes who do their bidding - like Barrett, who would have no rights without the liberalism she seeks to dismantle.

    That's the problem, and it will only change if there is structural reform, and refusing to play their game which only gives it legitimacy.

    Which means that Democrats think they are entitled to whatever the want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol View Post


    SO THAT DEMOCRATS HAVE THE MAJORITY AND WILL RULE BASED ON ACTIVISM AND EMOTION.
    That's been their M.O. for decades now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan D. Doty View Post
    That's been their M.O. for decades now.
    Bingo.
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