Kavanaugh’s opinion was stunningly sloppy and riddled with false claims.
Mark Joseph SternLast night, Brett Kavanaugh handed down one of the sloppiest opinions I've ever seen from a Supreme Court justice. It's riddled with errors and obfuscations and lies. I took a stab at counting them up. slate.com/news-and-polit… All due credit to eagle-eyed @Tierney_Megan!
Justice Kavanaugh cast doubt on the validity of mail ballots and endorsed a theory too extreme for the Bush v. Gore majority.
Mark Joseph SternBrett Kavanaugh’s stunning opinion last night should be a huge story today. It cast aspersions on mail ballots. It’s riddled with errors. It endorses a theory too radical for the Bush v. Gore majority. It’s a preemptive attack on our election’s integrity.
A sinister argument from Bush v. Gore returns with a vengeance.
Mark Joseph SternAs fate would have it, I wrote about this exact issue in an article that published minutes before SCOTUS handed down this order. I urge you to read it, because this is the next fight. It's already here. We're staring down the barrel of Bush v. Gore II.
Mark Joseph SternAmy Coney Barrett is about to be confirmed. Once she joins the Supreme Court, she'll find two cases waiting for her that will give her the chance to throw out thousands of (disproportionately Democratic) ballots in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. slate.com/news-and-polit…@Slate
The Supreme Court ruling on Pennsylvania mail-in ballots is a blow to GOP — but the 4-4 vote should scare Democrats.
Mark Joseph SternWe now know four conservative justices will embrace an extreme, frivolous theory to override state Supreme Courts and suppress the right to vote. Amy Coney Barrett will almost certainly give this bloc a fifth vote. The 2020 election may be in her hands.
The decision signals that Amy Coney Barrett will cast the deciding vote in any upcoming election disputes.
Mark Joseph SternTonight four conservative Supreme Court justices indicated their support for a radical, anti-democratic theory that would stop state Supreme Courts from enforcing state election laws to protect the franchise. And Barrett could soon give them a fifth vote.
Mark Joseph SternThis was unthinkable just a few years ago. I expected the worst but I’m still stunned. The Supreme Court has veered so far to the right that four justices would deny state courts the power to enforce election laws in their own states. Profoundly disturbing.
Mark Joseph SternWhen the NYer realized people thought the Borowitz Report was real, it added NOT THE NEWS to each promo image.
The Babylon Bee won’t add a clear satire disclaimer to articles because many are designed to trick people with low media literacy.
Mark Joseph SternI really can't get over what a betrayal this moment was to the thousands (millions?) of progressive activists who have worked their asses off fighting Barrett's confirmation tooth and nail. Feinstein should be ashamed, and she should step down immediately.
The liberal justices should bring on the inevitable conservative revolution.
Mark Joseph SternOne of my deepest fears is that the Supreme Court's new 6–3 majority will slow-walk its conservative revolution until Democrats have lost power—then promptly obliterate the progressive agenda.
The three liberal justices can stop that from happening.
Tuesday's order will strip power from immigrants and people of color through 2030.
Mark Joseph SternYes, the census is *mostly* complete. But it's absolutely unfinished. And by ending it prematurely, the Trump administration has guaranteed an undercount of immigrants and racial minorities that will deny them equal representation for a decade. slate.com/news-and-polit…@Slate
The archaic expression is an anti-gay dog whistle.
Mark Joseph SternJustice Scalia never used the phrase “sexual orientation” because it suggests that sexuality is part of one’s identity. He favored “homosexual conduct,” which implies that sexuality is a choice.
Barrett appears to take after her mentor.
Promoting such boxes — which have been found in Los Angeles, Orange and Fresno counties — could be a felony.
Mark Joseph SternThis story is incredibly alarming. California Republicans are allegedly creating fake drop boxes and tricking voters into depositing their ballots in them. Apparently they’re trying to prove voter fraud is real by committing actual election fraud.
Mark Joseph SternGreat point from @brianbeutler: Why have Democrats mostly ignored the fact that Amy Coney Barrett exhibited extreme reckless behavior—no masks, no social distancing, schmoozing indoors—at her own confirmation ceremony? Doesn’t that reflect on her judgment?