The Supreme Court, in its first session after adopting temporary emergency rules, met, deliberated and voted by remote access to order that voters in Wisconsin would not be allowed to vote by mail-in ballot (even though many had ordered mail-in ballots weeks ago and had not received them yet).
They are forcing people to choose between their right to vote, their franchise, and their right to personal safety.
Morever, they are allowing Republicans to target Democratic strongholds such as Milwaukee, which saw its number of polling places reduced from the usual 180 to FIVE, forcing people to wait in long lines for hours, trying to maintain safe levels of “social distance.”
To reach their decision, they overruled the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the more conservative appellate district courts.
I had hoped that John Roberts, who has stood up to partisanship in general, and Trump in particular, in the past, would again rise to the occasion. The fact that he did not engenders great fear for the sanctity of our electoral process in November.
The hypocrisy astounds.
Pro life? My rear end.
April 12, 2017