(UPDATED) Justice Coathanger

Amy Coney Barret
(Undated File Photo)

From our pals at electoral-vote:

As expected, the vote was along partisan lines, with only Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) crossing the aisle. That leaves us with a final tally of 52 to 48. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who apparently couldn’t resist a little gloating, took a few potshots at the Democrats before the vote, asserting that they don’t believe in “legitimate defeat,” and that they only want “activist judges” on the Court. Very classy stuff; no wonder he gets along so well with Donald Trump.

They have a pretty good post up at the link which lays out possible scenarios for restoring some semblance of balance to the SCOTUS.

Maybe more later, I’m still processing.

UPDATE 1: What she said –

UPDATE 2: Well, since it was a “legitimate defeat” Ampy be-chinned #MoscowMitch doesn’t have to worry about giving away the game any more:



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9 Responses to (UPDATED) Justice Coathanger

  1. Steve-O says:

    If a religious zealot with barely any experience on the bench being forced through by a highly partisan conservative lot isn’t the very definition of Activist Judges, I don’t know what is.

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  2. Infidel753 says:

    Bah. This was so predictable that saying the Sun will rise in the east is a wild guess by comparison. We need to be thinking about how the Democrats should respond when they get power — and which of our senators and congresspeople (and maybe Biden himself) will need to get a few pallets of forceful letters from their constituents to chivvy them into action.

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  3. 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12 …

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  4. Bruce388 says:

    If Amy had any integrity she wouldn’t have accepted the nomination under the presence circumstances. And so she’s now a Supreme. Did the Covidiot get the first dance with her?

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