As the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that could fundamentally change how elections are run in the U.S., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) is sounding the alarm about extremist justices’ apparent intentions to stage a “judicial coup.”
The Supreme Court will meet on Thursday agreedTo hear Moore v. Harper, a case where right-wing plaintiffsArguments that the North Carolina Supreme Court was not competent to strike down gerrymandered mapsThat gave the GOP an undue advantage in state election. It could totally undermine the case if the Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiff. the democratic processThis empowers politicians to draw gerrymandered elections maps almost unassisted.
In response to the MooreOcasio Cortez stated that it was time for political leaders and politicians to take decisive steps to stop the extreme right Supreme Court from further eroding Americans’ rights.
“We are witnessing a judicial coup in process,” she wrote. “If the President and Congress do not restrain the Court now, the Court is signaling they will come for the Presidential election next. All our leaders – regardless of party — must recognize this Constitutional crisis for what it is.”
“At this point we should be well beyond partisanship,” continued Ocasio-Cortez. “Members of Congress have sworn an oath to the Constitution. It is our duty to check the Court’s gross overreach of power in violating people’s inalienable rights and seizing for itself the powers of Congress and the President.”
In the wake Most consequential and extremist SCOTUS termOcasio-Cortez is the modern-day Ocasio-Cortez. She has repeatedly called on Democratic leaders to resist extremist Supreme Court justices by taking actions that are appropriate to the severity of their decisions Like the overturning Roe v. Wade.
In the eight days that have passed, the Supreme Court has made the following rulings: (1) limit the enforcement of Americans’ Miranda rights; (2) shoot downA New York law that limited the ability to carry concealed weapons in public; (3) remove bodily autonomy from millions Americans who can get pregnant; Public school teachersto lead students through prayer; and (5) Limitations severe the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate greenhouse gasses.
With the Moore case on the docket and extremist justices demonstrating their willingness to overturn long-held Court precedents, the Supreme Court’s next sessionThe October start is expected to be just as severe. Right-wing politicians are begun fantasizingAbout which rights they could target next since Justice Clarence Thomas wroteThe Dobbs v. Jacksondecision to reverse RoeIn the wake of the abortion rights decision, it is important to reconsider gay marriage and contraception.
Ocasio Cortez responded to these rulings a call forJustices of the Supreme Court to be impeached Three justices have been accused by lawmakers of lying during confirmation proceedings. Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh all stated that they would uphold precedents like Roe. Lawmakers claim that the three justices lied under oath to secure their place on the Supreme Court. Ocasio-Cortez, too, has called for Thomas to be impeached over his wife Ginni Thomas’s ties to the January 6 attempted coup.
“Catastrophic,” the New York progressive said in response to the Court’s EPA decision. “A filibuster carveout is not enough. We need to reform or do away with the whole thing, for the sake of the planet.”