Rakim H.D. Brooks in New York Daily News: Stand firm against the Supreme Court radicalism
This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on October 3, 2022.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court always begins its new term on the first Monday of October, First Monday has in turn often served as a day of reverence for the court and its history. But given the court’s majority’s current trajectory, it’s difficult to look forward to the new term with anything but dread.
Last term, we saw the court upend half a century of precedent and take a civil right away; rely on outright distortions of the record to let a coach pressure his students to pray; and open the door to even more gun violence across the country. It’s easy to feel like the die has already been cast for how the nine justices — or at least the six staunch conservatives who have formed a solid bloc — will rule on upcoming cases.
But we can begin the hard work now to delegitimize these expected harmful decisions and minimize their long-term impact.