Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/10/24/art-packing
Now that Moscow Mitch and his organized crime syndicate disguised as the GOP know how fast they can confirm a SCOTUS nominee, don’t be surprised if on the day after Barrett is confirmed Clarence Thomas announces his retirement, thereby enabling the Senate to confirm an additional young, fascist SCOTUS judge before December 31.
There is an aphorism that says the eyes are the windows to the soul. Look at Amy Coney Barrett’s eyes. She is captured. Is this the ideal of blind justice that we seek? I think not! Will she be reformed? Just how many bouncy-bounces of the turnip truck does it take to answer that question accurately?
Half of Supreme Court judges have been appointed not by presidents who won the popular vote, but essentially by another broken American institution – the Electoral College.
Justice has been politicized – Barr is the product and proof. So remove this ill-gotten stranglehold on society and pack the supreme institution of political hypocrisy.