Trump wants even more far-right Supreme Court


This 23 September 2020 United States TV video is called What Amy Coney Barrett said about filling a Supreme Court seat in an election year.

From UltraViolet in the USA today:

News just broke that Donald Trump is going to name Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court.

We knew the pick would be bad. But this one is truly awful.

Preapproved by the far-right-wing Federalist Society, Barrett wants to dismantle, if not demolish, Roe v. Wade. She opposes birth control.1 She’s even ruled in favor of “separate but equal” accommodations on the basis of race.2

RBG hasn’t even been buried yet. We’re all still mourning her passing.3 But Trump is pushing forward with a stunningly hypocritical power grab just four years after Republicans blocked President Obama from filling a Supreme Court seat that came open in February of an election year. Let’s be clear, Barrett is a disaster for women’s rights and progress, and it’s an insult to the champion we had in RBG to confirm her to the Court.

Barrett would cement a 6–3 majority on the Court for decades, which would give them a generation or more to tear down RBG’s life’s work and take our nation backward. We can’t let that happen.

This is a five-alarm fire. Will you chip in $5 to help organize a massive outcry and stop Trump from replacing RBG with right-wing extremist Amy Coney Barrett?

Mere hours after learning of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, Mitch McConnell promised a vote on Trump’s nominee. It’s no surprise from the man who stole a Supreme Court seat from Barack Obama in 2016.

If McConnell and Trump have their way, a conservative majority deeply out of step with the American people could rule for decades, eliminating the right to choose, climate pollution rules, the Affordable Care Act, voting rights, and civil rights. . . the list is long and horrifying. Women will be especially affected, particularly women of color and transwomen. Our literal lives are on the lines.

Most alarming: Trump said earlier this week that he wants his appointee confirmed before Nov. 3 so they could rule him the winner of the election, no matter what the voters say.4 …

–Shaunna, KaeLyn, Kathy, Melody, Lindsay, Sonja, Kimberly, Maria, Katie, Iris, KD, and Elisa, the UltraViolet team

Sources:

1. Planned Parenthood Condemns Amy Coney Barrett Nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Planned Parenthood, October 31, 2017

2. Profile of a potential nominee: Amy Coney Barrett, SCOTUSblog, September 21, 2020

3. All the Details on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Funeral, Town & Country, September 25, 2020

4. Trump says he wants a conservative majority on the Supreme Court in case of an Election Day dispute. The New York Times, September 23, 2020

2 thoughts on “Trump wants even more far-right Supreme Court

  1. The cops that murdered Breonna Taylor are walking free. As our country continues to erupt with grief and anger over yet another injustice, Donald Trump is doing everything he can to undermine the movement to defend Black lives.

    Tomorrow, Trump and Joe Biden will face off on the debate stage, and millions of Americans will tune in. The debate is supposed to be a neutral, nonpartisan ground for candidates to inform voters on their stances.

    But in the midst of a global outcry over the murders of Black people, the organizer of the debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates, has already sided with Trump’s anti-Black racism.

    Fox News’ Chris Wallace will moderate tomorrow’s debate, and he and the commission announced last week that a debate topic will be “Race and Violence in our Cities.”¹ This is a classic anti-Black dog whistle, playing into white supremacist narratives that equate Blackness with violence. We aren’t surprised to hear this coming from Fox News, but the debate commission–which is supposed to be nonpartisan–recklessly legitimized it as an official debate topic.

    Linda, we can’t let anti-Blackness be the official framework for our national debates.

    Will you sign the petition to demand the Commission on Presidential Debates cut right-wing racism from the debate framework?

    Sign the petition

    https://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/debatecomissionpetition/

    Our legal system has once again shown whom it serves and protects: killer cops, private property, and white supremacy. And while protesters bravely take to the streets to demand justice for Breonna, Trump and other right-wing politicians use racist fearmongering to encourage police violence and white supremacist terrorism.

    Every institution is responsible for intervening in this deadly narrative. By approving Wallace’s racist narrative, the debate commission has recklessly legitimized anti-Blackness and sided with right-wing extremism.

    We demand better. From dinner conversations to national debates, the way we talk about racism shapes our actions and policies.

    It’s on all of us to keep pushing forward–to keep demanding justice for Breonna and for all Black lives.

    Tell the Commission on Presidential Debates: cut racist tropes from the debate framework.

    Thanks for speaking out!

    –Shaunna, Kathy, Sonja, Melody, Lindsay, Iris, KD, Maria, Kimberly, Elisa, KaeLyn, and Katie, the UltraViolet Action team

    Source:

    1. Moderator Announces Topics for First Presidential Debate, The Commission on Presidential Debates, September 22, 2020

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