Frustration Alert: Democrats Go All Out to Delegitimize U.S. Supreme Court

fter several decades of conservative control of the Supreme Court and a string of rulings against their legislative and social priorities, Democrats and left-leaning media appear to be mounting an all-out assault against the judicial branch, casting doubt on its legitimacy and impartiality, while working to undercut the reputations and credibility of its more conservative justices.

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Ostensibly conservative since the appointment of Chief Justice William Rehnquist in 1986, the court has generally not attracted comparable partisan scrutiny to the extent that it has under the Biden administration. The Roberts court, however, currently boasts three justices appointed by former President Donald Trump, who have solidified the court’s conservative character and handed conservatives decades-sought wins on abortion, gun rights, and affirmative action.

On Friday, for instance, the court ruled 6-3 against an administrative restriction from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) that banned devices attached to semi-automatic weapons that improve their rate of fire, generally known as "bump stocks." The ruling marked a win for Second Amendment advocates.

Far from an isolated incident, Supreme Court rulings have in recent years have managed to overturn decades-long practices and even long-standing precedents that favored left-wing politics. Said decisions have set off a firestorm of criticisms against the court as an institution, both of its power and ideological leaning, as well as the justices themselves. The Democrats and left-wing activists have expanded public criticism of the justices, formerly a rare occurrence, and have pursued legislative curbs on the court while some justices have even seen journalists release of private recordings of their conversations.

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