Here is my response to Alito, who demands to be seen as apolitical while acting politically, who demands civil discourse while he smears his critics, and who describes the press as sensational for rejecting his mischaracterizations of verifiable facts. https://t.co/e0zkTwL4pm
Samuel Alito said, “The Court is not “a dangerous cabal” that is “deciding important issues in a novel, secretive, improper way, in the middle of the night, hidden from public view.”
But that’s EXACTLY what the Federalist Society Supreme Court is.
This reply to an incredibly simplistic and injudicious speech by a Supreme Court Justice is no delicate critique. It is a comprehensive vivisection. Intellectually, Alito is now down to spare parts. https://t.co/VEjZRJKG3K
Adam’s piece is excellent. Alito has made it clear—on the bench, in his opinions, & in his speeches—that he is a political actor. A justice cannot use the robe as a shield from even ~discussions~ about accountability by those who seek to address a judge or court’s political acts. https://t.co/6w4gqPhVhR
“I have had more honest interlocutors on Twitter, people whose handles were puns on bodily secretions.”
“Alito epitomizes new imperious attitude of the Court’s right-wing majority, which wants to act politically without being seen as political, and expects the public to silently acquiesce to its every directive without scrutiny, criticism, or protest.” https://t.co/KrRPVjUdiD
“If Alito wants the public to see the Court as apolitical, he should try meeting that standard, instead of lecturing others for not blinding themselves to the obvious.”
Justice Alito would have been well served by invoking that historical right of SCOTUS justices: silence. To opine that Roe was not infringed by the Texas law when the basis for Roe was a woman’s right to privacy is incredible. The Texas law removes the right to privacy 1/2
“It is not simply enough for the right-wing justices to have this power; Alito insists that the peasantry be silent about how they use it, and acquiesce not only to their delusions of impartiality but to their mischaracterization of verifiable facts.”
It’s Alito late for Justice Alito to seem apolitical.
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Powerful article by @AdamSerwer
“It is not simply enough for the right-wing justices to have this power; Alito insists that the peasantry be silent about how they use it,... These are imperious demands for submission from someone who is meant to be a public servant.”
YOWZA. "It is not simply enough for the right-wing justices to have this power; Alito insists that the peasantry be silent about how they use it, and acquiesce to their delusions of impartiality," @AdamSerwer
And, yes, I think all of the justices are political actors in one way or another. My tweet is about Alito specifically, bc he is the topic of the essay and the one who complained — in list form! — about even the most basic accountability questions being directed toward SCOTUS.
“It is not simply enough for the right to have this power; Alito insists that the peasantry be silent about how they use it, and acquiesce not only to their delusions of impartiality but to their mischaracterization of verifiable facts.”
The wingnuts on the SC let stand a clearly unconstitutional law with a never before seen nonsensical enforcement mechanism without even making Texas present oral arguments but they don't want to be criticized for it.
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Here was my thread about Alito’s speech, which doesn’t cover it all because I was on the train and missed some of it, but it does hit at some of relevant issues: https://t.co/yFgSppH8AK
Perfect summation of the textualists' sophistry: "it is one thing to pursue impartiality or objectivity in good faith, and another to use those concepts in the defense of ideologically motivated conclusions. Alito’s approach to the law...is an example of the latter."
If Justice Alito were truly concerned about being viewed as partisan, he'd ask the Federalist Society to stop listing him as a contributor on its website.
Alito is an elitist.
He's been political without question and yet, tries to tell us he's apolitical.
The pathological lying on the right continues.
"The rank dishonesty and arrogance of Alito’s speech at Notre Dame are symptoms of the conservative majority’s unchecked power on the Court." - Adam Serwer
Powerful rejoinder to Justice Alito by the great @AdamSerwer
It’s astonishing that a right-wing Supreme Court justice moving the law in an entirely new direction (or back in a very old direction) seems to expect those who disagree to ignore the political import of these moves. https://t.co/J2PK5YgKEG
'It is statistical fact': A journalist fires back after Justice Alito singled him out for criticism https://t.co/tdUcag8GYt
De acuerdo, no parece lógico que el presidente del partido de libertad para votar a su bancada pero hay una necesidad de sobrevivencia para Alito y puede ser, solo puede ser, que aprobando la reforma tenga tantitas chances en Hidalgo, Oaxaca y ya en promoción en Edo Mex. Yo digo!