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Democrats are facing a Supreme Court term that could bring a succession of massive defeats.
The term got off to an unexpected start.
And Democrats got hit with one Supreme Court ruling they never saw coming.
As American Patriot Daily reports:
In a speech at the University of Notre Dame, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito tore into the false and misleading corporate media coverage of a ruling where five conservative justices allowed a Texas pro-life law to take effect that – for all intents and purposes – banned abortions after six weeks by allowing private citizens to file lawsuits against abortion mills and the abortionists that terminate the lives of unborn babies.
Alito criticized a piece in the far-left The Atlantic authored by radical liberal Adam Serwer that claimed the Supreme Court intended to use the Texas case to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“Here is a line from a recent piece talking about our refusal to grant an injunction in the Texas abortion case: ‘The conservative majority on the Supreme Court was so eager to nullify Roe v. Wade, the 1973 precedent securing the right to abortion, that it didn’t even wait for oral arguments,’” Alito began.
Alito told the crowd the Texas ruling was a technical decision, and the court made that clear in the ruling.
“Put aside the false and inflammatory claim that we nullified Roe v. Wade,” Alito added, “We did no such thing and we said that expressly in our order.”
“The applicants now before us have raised serious questions regarding the constitutionality of the Texas law at issue,” the ruling read.
Alito said the ruling was not a referendum on the constitutionality of abortion on demand.
“This order is not based on any conclusion about the constitutionality of Texas’s law,” Alito added.
Indeed, the Texas law withstood the initial challenge because it does not ask government officials to enforce the law.
The court had no choice but to allow the law to stand because the justices would have ruled it as unconstitutional to file a lawsuit had they struck the statute down.
Alito also took issue with Serwer criticizing the so-called “shadow docket” where the court issues expedited rulings without hearing oral arguments.
Justice Alito pointed out that since the question at hand was a technical matter there was no reason to hear oral arguments and any suggestion otherwise “is flatly wrong and the suggestion that we should’ve held oral argument is ridiculous.”
What’s really going on here is the left saw how effective the pressure campaign was to force Chief Justice John Roberts in pushing him to change his vote and uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare.
Abortion on demand is even more important to the left than government-run healthcare.
And with the court set to take up a case on December 1 regarding the state of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban Democrats are pulling out all the stops to show the justices how badly liberals will smear them in the media if they try to overturn Roe v. Wade.