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We will now have a conservative Supreme Court for the next generation or more. I hope it was worth it for all those "Bernie or Bust" supporters out there. I hope your ideological purity continues to allow you to sleep well at night after Roe is overturned and voting rights are even further curtailed.
I share your frustration on this matter. Both sides are too blame, but people elected them will suffer the most. Let's hope Gorsuch does not turn out to a far right conservative judge.
My impression of him during the confirmation hearings is that as a person he lack normal empathy for others who are suffering, thus as a judge, it makes it easy for him to rules against people who have been wronged. He would have been a judge that upheld racist laws prior to the 1966 change constitution. He is not racist, my point is that even if there is some massive injustice, as a person, let alone a judge, he doesn't have the ability within himself to connect with the suffering of those who he rules against. IMHO, he doesn't have the ability as a human being to "feel" why sitting at the back of the bus is degrading. Legally he probably would agree racist laws were unfair laws, but the law is the law, even if the law is a bad law.
I disagree, however, that the supreme court will ever overturn Roe v Wade. The court very likely may uphold more and more anti-abortion laws that limit women's rights, such as a hypothetical state law requiring that a woman pays $2000 application fee to get an abortion, or that abortions must be approved by a judge who would decide if the woman life circumstances are justified under the law, and such decisions take over 9 months to get a ruling. Basically, state laws specifically designed to raise the bar extremely high so it limits the option to only an elite few. Much like voter suppression laws are designed to do. Gorsuch is likely to uphold such laws.