Even though it is well known and understood by all and sundry who pay attention to politics that should the Supreme Court strike down the Affordable Care Act, they would be ignoring, blatantly ignoring, the Constitution, and almost 200 years of precedent.
Let’s be clear here--that act alone would make these right wing justices activist judges if they weren’t already activist judges given their Citizens United ruling in 2010, and for some, the Bush v. Gore ruling in 2000.
The thing is, on the one hand, Republicans are begging them to strike it down, and on the other, they have the utter gall, the hypocrisy, to decry activist judges in their very next breath. In fact, judicial activism is one of their very favorite talking points when attacking liberal justices.
Examples of Republican hypocrites whining about judicial activism:
REP. STEVE KING (R-IA): “If we’re going to respect judge-made law and stop praying in our public schools, that was the beginning of the judicial activism that’s begun to break down this civilization, and this culture.”
SEN. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX): “Unelected and serving with lifetime tenure, and substituting their view for the views of the people’s…the people and their elected representatives. That’s not the way our democracy is supposed to work.”
SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA): “Judges are not policymakers. That’s what we are in the Congress of the United States. Judges are called on to decide the facts and to apply the law.”
Watch the hypocrites at work:
We must hold them accountable.
Via Think Progress