It’s been over a week since the Seattle and Louisville decision closed out the Supreme Court calendar with a slamming sound that reminds a person of “separate but equal.” The NY Times editorializes today on the first term of the Roberts Court. The concluding lines of “Justice Denied” are:
It has been decades since the most privileged members of society — corporations, the wealthy, white people who want to attend school with other whites — have had such a successful Supreme Court term. Society’s have-nots were not the only losers. The basic ideals of American justice lost as well.
Sadly, there is little else to say, except that the editorial lists the ‘accomplishments’ of the Roberts Court, one by one, so readers will have a sense of what we’ve lost. One thing worth adding, however, is that if you run into anyone who still thinks the power of the Executive to appoint isn’t worth fighting over, the Roberts Court should be top of mind. Things can and do get worse. Just sit back, let other people decide our elections, and watch how.