A Supreme Week While Atlas Shrugs

 

Supreme Court watchers love this time of year. At least two times (Monday and Thursday) a week towards the end of June, as it wraps up business and adjourns until early October, justices issue the final flurry of decisions. Last week, SCOTUS announced three major decisions involving First (religious expression) and Second Amendment rights. The final decision, on Friday, humbly restored the rule of law and returned the matter of abortion back to the states, where it resided before Roe v. Wade. And the “body autonomy” crowd – “my body, my choice” – is providing to be as inaccurate in their characterizations as they are hysterical. None appear to have actually read the decision.

If only they felt about Covid vaccines as they do terminating unborn human lives.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh, in his concurrence with the Court’s 5-4 decision: “This Court. . . does not possess the authority either to declare a constitutional right to abortion or to declare a constitutional prohibition of abortion.”

As usual, some applauded while the usual suspects on The Left did violence to logic, the truth, and elsewhere, including holding Arizona legislators hostage in their capitol building (insurrection?). Supreme Court lawyer and former Obama Acting Solicitor General, Neal Katyal, tweeted this before the decision was rendered.

Twitter avatar for @neal_katyalNeal Katyal @neal_katyal
Gonna be very weird if Supreme Court ends a constitutional right to obtain an abortion next week, saying it should be left to the States to decide, right after it just imposed a constitutional right to concealed carry of firearms, saying it cannot be left to the States to decide
June 23rd 2022

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  1. Chris Williamson Member
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    One thing about this flurry of activity from the Supreme Court: I’ve got to stop my usual reading plan and suddenly go into hyper-read mode, trying to rip through literally hundreds of pages of text to stay up with the blue-checkmark crowd. I hear pundits and experts pontificating just hours after a decision is released. Where did these people learn to read so fast?

    I have a book called “How to Read Better and Faster”, and I’ve tried very hard to use it to speed up my capability. It lasted for a time, but I’m back to going through texts at the same plodding rate I’ve had all my life.

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  2. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a Hoax)
    @DonG

    Great post.   A tour de force.  

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  3. OldPhil Coolidge
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    Chris Williamson (View Comment):
    Where did these people learn to read so fast?

    Their secret is they don’t actually read anything, they just wait for the talking points to be distributed.

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  4. Doug Kimball Thatcher
    Doug Kimball
    @DougKimball

    To put things into perspective, since 1973, an estimated 63,000 Americans have been dismembered, placed in a stainless steel pan, their organs harvested and sold to the highest bidder.  Where would the US economy be if half those people grew up, voted and became part of the workforce?  

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  5. Old Ned Lincoln
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    Doug Kimball (View Comment):

    To put things into perspective, since 1973, an estimated 63,000 Americans have been dismembered, placed in a stainless steel pan, their organs harvested and sold to the highest bidder. Where would the US economy be if half those people grew up, voted and became part of the workforce?

    I think you’re missing some zeroes on that number, Doug.

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  6. Instugator Thatcher
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    Kelly D Johnston: Worse, in the minds of hysterical pro-abortion advocates, is that just as soon as Republicans are back in power, they will pass legislation establishing a national ban on abortion. No serious person, Republican or Democrat is either proposing it or believes it could ever pass Congress.

    Doesn’t matter if it passes Congress. Dobbs just ruled the Constitution is silent on abortion, therefore the Federal government has no power over it either way. So no Federal law either “enshrining” or “banning” it will pass muster.

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  7. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    Instugator (View Comment):

    Kelly D Johnston: Worse, in the minds of hysterical pro-abortion advocates, is that just as soon as Republicans are back in power, they will pass legislation establishing a national ban on abortion. No serious person, Republican or Democrat is either proposing it or believes it could ever pass Congress.

    Doesn’t matter if it passes Congress. Dobbs just ruled the Constitution is silent on abortion, therefore the Federal government has no power over it either way. So no Federal law either “enshrining” or “banning” it will pass muster.

    The commerce power may permit such a federal law.  This has already been mentioned by SCOTUS in the partial birth abortion case, which upheld a federal ban.

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  8. Instugator Thatcher
    Instugator
    @Instugator

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Instugator (View Comment):

    Kelly D Johnston: Worse, in the minds of hysterical pro-abortion advocates, is that just as soon as Republicans are back in power, they will pass legislation establishing a national ban on abortion. No serious person, Republican or Democrat is either proposing it or believes it could ever pass Congress.

    Doesn’t matter if it passes Congress. Dobbs just ruled the Constitution is silent on abortion, therefore the Federal government has no power over it either way. So no Federal law either “enshrining” or “banning” it will pass muster.

    The commerce power may permit such a federal law. This has already been mentioned by SCOTUS in the partial birth abortion case, which upheld a federal ban.

    Wickard v Fillburn should be next.

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  9. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Instugator (View Comment):

    Kelly D Johnston: Worse, in the minds of hysterical pro-abortion advocates, is that just as soon as Republicans are back in power, they will pass legislation establishing a national ban on abortion. No serious person, Republican or Democrat is either proposing it or believes it could ever pass Congress.

    Doesn’t matter if it passes Congress. Dobbs just ruled the Constitution is silent on abortion, therefore the Federal government has no power over it either way. So no Federal law either “enshrining” or “banning” it will pass muster.

    I do not think this is right.  They just said the constitution does not protect or create the right.  They are not saying the feds can not restrict or expand in via the legislative progress.  

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  10. The Reticulator Member
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    Instugator (View Comment):
    Wickard v Fillburn should be next.

    I am disappointed that this comment doesn’t have a thousand likes already.

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  11. Matthew Singer Member
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    @MatthewSinger

    Atlas Shrugged flawed?  Be still my heart.  OK, she couldnt write a love scene to save her life, but….

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