So, we have some real problems in America:
A lack of funding for public goods like transportation and public education.
Massive pollution in the form of methane and carbon dioxide burning up the planet (100 degrees in Seattle???).
Gerrymandering, secret political donations, and voter suppression of minorities who do not vote the way Republicans want them to.
A loss of bargaining power in the workplace and even employer interference in a worker’s private health decisions.
And in many cases, the majority of voters and legislators support solutions… yet five SCOTUS Justices can dominate the majority and reject these democratically chosen solutions through judicial review.
I want to encourage the other readers of BMG to spend fifteen minutes reading the testimony of Nikolas Bowie on the nature of judicial review as a tool to undermine democracy. I know we all had civics classes about how important judicial review is, but it is worth giving this viewpoint a good reading as it makes both a historical and a logical critique of the practice of judicial review.
(And note that gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen’s ideas are an important part of this testimony.)
Read the whole thing.
UPDATE from August 3, 2021- Read Ian Milhiser’s explanation: SCOTUS is to blame for the wave of evictions about to harm Americans by the millions.