If you’ve watched any of the saga also known as the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation process, then you know the difference between a Super-predator and a super-precedent.
A super-precedent would be a law like Brown vs. Board of Education, according to Amy Coney Barrett during questioning at the hearings. Thankfully, she sees Brown as settled law, so figure we don’t have to fear legally segregated schools in the future.
Mind you, we still might have a kind of defacto segregation in our public schools of the kind even Brown hasn’t been able to prevent. We just aren’t going to see diversity attacked with a roll back all the way to Brown. That was all the comfort one could derive from Barrett’s recent hearings where she refused to answer anything on the basis she might have to rule on the issue in the future.
It was the evasive catch-all from Barret who was an immovable soft stone wall.
Barrett broke all land speed records for SCOTUS confirmations and is now the ninth member of the court.
She will be a super-predator on all the things you may hold dear.
By everything, I mean issues like the right to abortion; the right to affordable health care; the right to same-sex marriage; the right to LGBTQ rights in the workplace; the right to vote.
A Judge Barrett on the Supreme Court remains a constant threat to rock your world.
Democrats have rightly been focused on health care and saving the Affordable Care Act, a/k/a Obamacare. The SCOTUS hearing in early November will consider if parts of the ACA can be dismantled bit by bit. But every take away will likely lead to some loss of human life.
Too bad that’s dwarfed most all the issues, with the exception of the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade and the right to abortion.
For diversity and higher ed, you should be concerned with affirmative action, which has been unfortunately shoved to the side.
With several cases moving through the courts, most notably the Harvard case, It’s likely to be challenged soon. The conservative forces pushing to end affirmative action at Harvard have already said the Supreme Court is their ultimate destination. Barre