The Failed Coup On January 6th, 2021 Is A Distraction...

The Failed Coup On January 6th, 2021 Is A Distraction…

The Failed Coup On January 6th, 2021 Is A Distraction…

(Photo by Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images)
…the real coup, the successful one, took place on October 26th, 2020. To be clear – I do not mean this in a metaphorical sense. A judicial coup happened; I am not the only one that sees it for what it is. Just think about all of the goals the Jan. 6th coupers and alt righters (I know, the Venn diagram is a circle). Now look at the effects of this Court’s jurisprudence.
But I’ll try. The extent of state power over the tribes under the Constitution isn’t determined by looking to 1788 (when tribes were clearly regarded as sovereign and said power did not exist) but the 1880s . 1. pic.twitter.com/oL255fxore
– Evan Bernick Says Fix Castro-Huerta (@evanbernick) June 29, 2022

When people think about coups, they usually think about the military and physical violence. But this confuses historical circumstance with necessary and sufficient conditions. The attacking body, though clearly being in support of guns, need not wield them themselves. And who needs corporeal punishment when hermeneutic violence works even better? The pen is mightier than the sword, after all. And this Court has made a mess of the law with their nibs.
So much has happened this term that it is easy to fixate on the trees – Dobbs, Bremerton, Bruen. But a bird’s eye view of the forest fares no better. It is pretty clear that the fire is spreading. And quickly.
Cummings – SCOTUS disallowed recovery for emotional-distress damages in civil rights lawsuits
9/25
– Jason P. Steed (@5thCircAppeals) June 30, 2022

Biden v. Missouri – SCOTUS blocked a federal vaccine mandate
11/25
– Jason P. Steed (@5thCircAppeals) June 30, 2022

Egbert v. Boule – SCOTUS further limited a person’s ability to sue federal officers (Bivens actions)
15/25
– Jason P. Steed (@5thCircAppeals) June 30, 2022

Carson v. Makin – SCOTUS undermined the Establishment Clause, forcing states to fund private religious schools
17/25
– Jason P. Steed (@5thCircAppeals) June 30, 2022

This is just the start. I highly recommend that you go down 5thCircAppeals’ thread for a reminder of the rulings this Court forced upon the people this term. Hopefully it will prepare you for what’s coming – the Court will use its authority to leverage the other branches of government in the alt-right’s favor.
Next up it’s marriage equality, birth control, gay rights. It’s not speculation as Clarence Thomas made that clear in his published opinion yesterday. Right out in the open for all to see. 3/11 pic.twitter.com/mqUnmXhTNd
– Andy Kim (@AndyKimNJ) June 25, 2022

The next term’s case load is already promising.
This case has the power to make the Voting Rights Act and redistricting non-reviewable by state courts.
This is beyond a dangerous case.
– Blake (@BlakeIFox) June 30, 2022

Not to be ham fisted, but the party full of people complaining about voter fraud are going to make it so they can rig elections by making sure that minority votes don’t count. This isn’t hyperbole. That’s literally what this is about. Prepare to see a lot more of this, and just in time for the 2024 election cycle.
This court has moved far beyond calling balls and strikes. We have 6 referees calling fouls on fights they’re betting on.
Yeah, the Republicans are on track to cement 100 year victories. And if they declare a recession on July 28th, then the electoral victory will start adding up too. Trump is going to be the conservative FDR who ends the progressive era.
– Tom Dees (@thomaswdees) June 30, 2022

The Supreme Court’s Shock-and-Awe Judicial Coup [The Intercept]
The Failed Coup On January 6th, 2021 Is A Distraction...Chris Williams became a social media manager and assistant editor for Above the Law in June 2021. Prior to joining the staff, he moonlighted as a minor MemelordTM in the Facebook group Law School Memes for Edgy T14s. He endured Missouri long enough to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He is a former boatbuilder who cannot swim, a published author on critical race theory, philosophy, and humor, and has a love for cycling that occasionally annoys his peers. You can reach him by email at cwilliams@abovethelaw.com and by tweet at @WritesForRent.
(Photo by Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images)
…the real coup, the successful one, took place on October 26th, 2020. To be clear – I do not mean this in a metaphorical sense. A judicial coup happened; I am not the only one that sees it for what it is. Just think about all of the goals the Jan. 6th coupers and alt righters (I know, the Venn diagram is a circle). Now look at the effects of this Court’s jurisprudence.
But I’ll try. The extent of state power over the tribes under the Constitution isn’t determined by looking to 1788 (when tribes were clearly regarded as sovereign and said power did not exist) but the 1880s . 1. pic.twitter.com/oL255fxore
– Evan Bernick Says Fix Castro-Huerta (@evanbernick) June 29, 2022

When people think about coups, they usually think about the military and physical violence. But this confuses historical circumstance with necessary and sufficient conditions. The attacking body, though clearly being in support of guns, need not wield them themselves. And who needs corporeal punishment when hermeneutic violence works even better? The pen is mightier than the sword, after all. And this Court has made a mess of the law with their nibs.
So much has happened this term that it is easy to fixate on the trees – Dobbs, Bremerton, Bruen. But a bird’s eye view of the forest fares no better. It is pretty clear that the fire is spreading. And quickly.
Cummings – SCOTUS disallowed recovery for emotional-distress damages in civil rights lawsuits
9/25
– Jason P. Steed (@5thCircAppeals) June 30, 2022

Biden v. Missouri – SCOTUS blocked a federal vaccine mandate
11/25
– Jason P. Steed (@5thCircAppeals) June 30, 2022

Egbert v. Boule – SCOTUS further limited a person’s ability to sue federal officers (Bivens actions)
15/25
– Jason P. Steed (@5thCircAppeals) June 30, 2022

Carson v. Makin – SCOTUS undermined the Establishment Clause, forcing states to fund private religious schools
17/25
– Jason P. Steed (@5thCircAppeals) June 30, 2022

This is just the start. I highly recommend that you go down 5thCircAppeals’ thread for a reminder of the rulings this Court forced upon the people this term. Hopefully it will prepare you for what’s coming – the Court will use its authority to leverage the other branches of government in the alt-right’s favor.
Next up it’s marriage equality, birth control, gay rights. It’s not speculation as Clarence Thomas made that clear in his published opinion yesterday. Right out in the open for all to see. 3/11 pic.twitter.com/mqUnmXhTNd
– Andy Kim (@AndyKimNJ) June 25, 2022

The next term’s case load is already promising.
This case has the power to make the Voting Rights Act and redistricting non-reviewable by state courts.
This is beyond a dangerous case.
– Blake (@BlakeIFox) June 30, 2022

Not to be ham fisted, but the party full of people complaining about voter fraud are going to make it so they can rig elections by making sure that minority votes don’t count. This isn’t hyperbole. That’s literally what this is about. Prepare to see a lot more of this, and just in time for the 2024 election cycle.
This court has moved far beyond calling balls and strikes. We have 6 referees calling fouls on fights they’re betting on.
Yeah, the Republicans are on track to cement 100 year victories. And if they declare a recession on July 28th, then the electoral victory will start adding up too. Trump is going to be the conservative FDR who ends the progressive era.
– Tom Dees (@thomaswdees) June 30, 2022

The Supreme Court’s Shock-and-Awe Judicial Coup [The Intercept]
The Failed Coup On January 6th, 2021 Is A Distraction...Chris Williams became a social media manager and assistant editor for Above the Law in June 2021. Prior to joining the staff, he moonlighted as a minor MemelordTM in the Facebook group Law School Memes for Edgy T14s. He endured Missouri long enough to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He is a former boatbuilder who cannot swim, a published author on critical race theory, philosophy, and humor, and has a love for cycling that occasionally annoys his peers. You can reach him by email at cwilliams@abovethelaw.com and by tweet at @WritesForRent.

Source:https://abovethelaw.com/2022/07/the-failed-coup-on-january-6th-2021-is-a-distraction/

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