Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch again doesn’t wear mask on bench, Sotomayor and Breyer log in remotely

1 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 01:31:51ID: s1tmn8
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch again doesn't wear mask on bench, Sotomayor and Breyer log in remotely
2 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 01:31:53ID: hsag59n

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4 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 01:56:15ID: hsajig8

Gorsuch has failed to wear a mask on the bench during oral arguments since Friday, while the other justices who appeared did so in apparent recognition of the spread of the omicron variant.

ID: hsaxjbo

It'd be fucking crazy if we lost a Supreme Court Justice to covid.

ID: hsb5zwu

Won't happen because we would actually treat them early instead of saying "stay home until you can't breathe"

ID: hsb7chr

What a shame.

ID: hsba0bi

No the lie that 100,000 kids are critical on ventilators is what's fucking crazy

ID: hsant6o

"Self-righteous prick chooses to be a self-righteous prick. More news at 11."

ID: hsap033

Breaking news: nothing's changed

5 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 02:23:41ID: hsanc7v

He'd be fired from a lot of jobs for insubordination. It's weird how little of the real world these people have to deal with. It's no wonder our government seems so out of touch with normal working folks. I feel like this was how Rome must have been in its dying days.

ID: hsb5uz9

Rome was like that long before its dying days. Plenty of senators don't play by the rules, ask Caesar or Pompey.

ID: hsb261x

Taken together, the court, Congress, and the president are essentially a king.

Only the president enjoys more individual protections in the Constitution than do the justices.

They live with different rules, they've always lived with different rules - but it's good to be the king.

On the other hand, do we really expect the highest levels of our governments to play by the same rules?

If so, you've maybe missed some history.

ID: hsb766y

... yes, those three branches do make up the Federal government.

ID: hsb068p

SCOTUS is not subordinate to anybody.


No SCOTUS is not subordinate to the Senate. SCOTUS does not have to do as the senate orders. The Senate can impeach a SCOTUS judge for CRIMES. That makes them accountable to the Senate, but not subordinate.

Gorsuch has, to my knowledge, not committed any impeachable offense.

Impeachment is not "I don't like what you did, you big dumb meanie". Impeachment is "You committed the crime of X, which is an impeachable offense. You will face trial in the Senate."

Just because SCOTUS is not invincible, does not mean they are subordinate.

Straight out of the constitution. Article II, Section 4.

If no impeachable offense was committed, then pound sand. And the mask mandate, if one even exists, is not a high crime (felony) or Misdemeanor. As that would make it a CRIMINAL act to not wear one. And I do not know of a single place in the US which has criminalized not wearing a mask. As in put it into the criminal law.

ID: hsb5mdl

Nope, no actual crimes need be committed. Just whatever congress decides is worthy. First judge, first person I think, removed was done so for essentially being a drunken maniac. So if congress decides that you look a bit goofy that's sufficient.

ID: hsb5nzm

This is a really surface-level reading of impeachment and the relationship between SCOTUS and the legislative branch - where have you been for the last 4 years when the nuances of impeachment became relevant topics of conversation?

Justices, or the President, for that matter, could be impeached and removed for buttering their toast wrongly. You can put just about anything in the box that is "high crimes and misdemeanors" as described in Article II - you just need half the house and two thirds of the senate to agree. There were articles of impeachment against Andrew Johnson for rude speech for god's sake. Impeachment and conviction is political, anyone who says there's anything resembling a bar of criminality or even a requirement of evidence does not know what they're talking about.

ID: hsb6bv8

other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Impeachment is not "I don't like what you did, you big dumb meanie". Impeachment is "You committed the crime of X, which is an impeachable offense. You will face trial in the Senate."

Tell me you don't understand "high crimes and Misdemeanors" without telling me you don't understand...

Impeachment is a political process, not a criminal one. Impeachment can be for whatever the Senate wants.

ID: hsb8uq7

Your definition of subordinate could be correct but your understanding of impeachment is completely wrong.

A judge can be removed by congress if they have enough votes, the real reason doesn't matter at all they could always find a "legal" excuse if one was needed but in practice it really doesn't matter. It really boils down to the votes.

In fact, congress and president has the power to change the number of seats in the Supreme Court with simple majority if they wanted.

ID: hsb9wvb

Misdemeanors in this case mean exactly what the word sounds like. If the Senate disapproves of their behavior or how they present themselves, aka their demeanor, then they can impeach them for it. You can argue that is silly, but it is true. There are no restrictions on what can be an impeachable offense.

ID: hsb65xs

You know what else is straight out of the constitution?

The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour

This is clearly not “good Behaviour” making him eligible for removal.

ID: hsb1kj1

Shouldn't the SCOTUS and all Supreme Courts be subordinate to the law? Of which mask mandates are often apart of?

ID: hsb1et4

SCOTUS is not subordinate to anybody.

U/AlphaTangoFoxtrt you are forgetting that they can be impeached.

ID: hsb1a0u

They are to the senate, but the senate is a limp dicked house right now.

ID: hsasb00
ID: hsat594

You mis quotes OP

ID: hsbafri

The US is probably on a decline, but we're still pretty far off from those "dying" days. It took Rome a long time to really fizzle out.

Also, because of how globalized the world is, I do not think that a major power "dying" would really work. It would destabilize the whole world, similarly to how economists argued that letting the banks fall apart would've destabilized everything. This is probably even more true when you're speaking of the US.

Either way, we will both be dead before we see the US organically fall, I think. Certainly not inconceivable that the whole world ends at the same(ish) time though. Meteor, nuclear war, war in general on a global scale, global warming, deadly disease.... As the world has gotten smaller, its gotten easier to stomp out. At least that's my take.

ID: hsayapd
ID: hsaz3ak

Vaccinated (irrelevant, but thanks?) political figure who is supposed to stand for and embody the very idea of the rule of law in our nation ignores and flaunts the rule of law in our faces and endangers the lives of both himself and those around him for literally no good reason.


ID: hsb9k3f

Not in Texas or Florida , just states that make you hide in your basement

7 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 03:38:45ID: hsaxqgx

I work in a Federal building and I am required to wear a mask at all times in the building. I don't understand while these Federal employees can't follow the same rules I am required to follow.

ID: hsay5kb

Because they’ve been elected to play God.

ID: hsba4d3

I've been elected to lead, not read.

ID: hsb0mpo

Because he's not a "Federal Employee". He's an appointed and confirmed SCOTUS justice.

ID: hsb4m8w

Still employed by the state, just under very special terms of employment.

8 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 05:17:44ID: hsb9nio

Gorsuch doesn't understand social contracts, like


Amazon still sells Gorsuch's book that includes the plagiarized passages, so he's presumably still making a profit from stealing. Having a criminal on the Supreme Court doesn't seem like such a bad idea (profiting from plagiarism is a felony) in that the person would understand the legal system from the perpetrator's point-of-view. However, I think it would be better, if we do put a criminal on the Court, to have one that has not gotten away with his crime.

9 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 03:43:26ID: hsaycrv

Reminds me of the time Trump went to a presidential debate with Covid and maybe possibly tried to infect his opponent?

ID: hsb1bn6

He totally did. We all know it.

10 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 02:06:35ID: hsakyl3

“Find 67 senators and impeach me.”

ID: hsb4pr9

Even with 99 Senators, there’s nothing to impeach him about.

ID: hsb7jg4

With 99 senators, they could impeach/remove him for breathing funny.

12 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 01:48:21ID: hsaiev3
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13 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 01:47:48ID: hsaica7

He's behaving like a goddamned prick.

ID: hsb7tvy

He is a goddamned prick.

ID: hsakgw2

Right, "behaving like".

ID: hsakv7w

This is my shocked face.

ID: hsb064d

I’ll only acknowledge Gorsuch from when

ID: hsaw8ug

He isnt the only one. Alito is a jerk too.

15 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 02:07:29ID: hsal36l

Why is this a story? Psaki doesn't wear a mask during the daily press briefing.

ID: hsb82u9

Almost all people talking to the press, alone, at a lectern safely more than 6 feet from others don’t wear masks. Specifically if it’s televised.

This isn’t, and they’re sitting close together and other justices have health concerns (they’re not young). It’s just a dick move.

ID: hsawq3u

She wears a mask before arriving at the lectern and then asks the journalists if they mind she take off the mask to speak to them. It isnt the same thing as a person just inflicting themselves on their coworkers.

ID: hsb10q9
ID: hsawd6r
  1. Her press briefings are relatively short. Length of exposure time contributes to likelihood of transmission.
  2. Sotomayor, who sits next to him, has diabetes.
ID: hsb4rhd

They get tested, this whole thread is dumb af

16 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 01:37:36ID: hsagxs1

aren't these folks the top of the legal heap?

ID: hsai9rt

But they're also politically appointed, so not necessarily the cream of the crop.

ID: hsaot94

To paraphrase an old saying that I can't recall the exact wording of, "The people best suited to be leaders have no desire for the power of office."

ID: hsaj7p2

It's a heap alright

ID: hsalrw8

I know you're asking this sarcastically but Conservatives are a big rarity in law school. something like 90% or lawyers are left leaning. A true Dyed-in-the-wool conservative gets scholarships and clerk appointments out the ass from the Federalist society and half of governors and Presidents need Conservatives to appoint to the bench so that they can give rulings that they desire.Being a Conservative in law school is like a cheat-code to cushy judicial appointments.

ID: hsan9ll

Is the percentage of conservatives in law really that low? Or are you talking about the true believers? I imagine the Federalist Society connections would attract a lot of people just trying to take advantage of those opportunities.

ID: hsap78m

I know you're asking this sarcastically but Conservatives are a big rarity in law school. something like 90% or lawyers are left leaning.

Lawyers are a class of very well-paid individuals, given just the pure statistics of partisan breakdown by income I find this very difficult to believe without a source.

ID: hsao8km

There were so few conservatives at my law school, the federalist society was ran by democrats for two out of my three years. Out of ~200 law students, there were 3 open conservatives who were heavily ostracized. None of the open conservatives were rewarded with scholarships or placements though. Two went personal injury and the third works for a DA.

ID: hsb2tre

Conservatives love to claim that they’re discriminated against in academia and higher ed (they’re not)- conservatives are in the minority in general. That’s why they keep losing the popular vote and have lost it every election for years. They’re in the minority because most of the country disagrees with their views.

ID: hsb2x52

It's like affirmative action but for worthless cunts.

ID: hsamog4
ID: hsawcnh

They hold those positions, but because of the way they were put there the quality has not gone in before the label went on.

ID: hsb2tvb

Turns out what we call top of the legal heap happens to now coincide with the absolute dregs of humanity. A sizeable portion of the supreme court is now worth little more than the runny trash liquid at the bottom of your average dumpster.

17 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 03:28:49ID: hsawen5
ID: hsb4wdt

i believe Sotomayor is type 1 diabetic. these days the icu and death statistics are made up of people with prior conditions, even fully vaxxed.

ID: hsazxid
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18 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 04:10:46ID: hsb1uw6

Yeah well Neil can Gorsuch a dick

19 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 05:11:44ID: hsb90ad

Once again the crazy people are acting out right in front of our faces! “Masks don’t work, you can’t make me, I don’t care if I spread the disease, and you can all die for all I care.” Translated for normal people: the Supreme Court now wants you to know that the social compact is dead. Thanks Republicans, you’re only going to be happy when America crumbles. Then you can gloat over the ashes, as that’s all you’ll have to rule.

20 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 03:58:17ID: hsb0a6h
21 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 05:00:06ID: hsb7pn1

He’s such a piece of shit. There’s super cuts of him online where he just interrupts women over and over, it’s brutal to listen too.

This just makes him all that much worse.

22 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 04:44:33ID: hsb5xsd

What’s his deal? Way to set an example bruh

23 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 04:22:01ID: hsb38zd

Supreme Class A Prick

25 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 03:31:09ID: hsawpwk

Fucking moron. Not like I respected him anyway, but way to demonstrate a complete lack of rational thought. Just what SCOTUS needs.

26 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 04:11:50ID: hsb1znh

What's with conservatives and trying to kill as many people as possible? They really locked down that selfish sociopath with poor impulse control demographic, didn't they?

Edit: downvoting doesn't make it not true. You know exactly what you are.

27 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 03:34:05ID: hsax41m

As if his judicial record didn’t make him enough of a smug asshole.

28 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 02:11:11ID: hsallks
ID: hsao8ai
29 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 04:58:40ID: hsb7jue


30 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 03:36:06ID: hsaxdpb

Shouldn’t even be on the court. More than one of those.

33 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 04:21:14ID: hsb35lh

The guy that stole Garland's SCOTUS seat once again shows what an asshat he is.

35 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 04:02:18ID: hsb0sks
ID: hsb4ita

“Masks don’t do anything about Omicron?”Why don’t you enlighten us further? Share your obvious expertise. What is the source for this amazing bit of information?

ID: hsb6jqh

I went to the ER the other day. N95 and a paper mask over that. I trust the hospital’s emergency care team more than what these people read on Facebook.

ID: hsb8g57

It has micron in the name, it must be a smaller virus.

39 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 05:00:31ID: hsb7rdk
40 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 01:40:55ID: hsahdyj
ID: hsahj9b

Maybe Covid will...

ID: hsal2aj
ID: hsalu24

Impeach him for....?

42 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 03:04:07ID: hsat17q

Y’all continue to expect too much from these douche bags.

ID: hsax39d

We really don't

They just continue to fail to meet the minimum expectations however.

44 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 01:57:35ID: hsajp5j
ID: hsakfs4
ID: hsam1nm

People don't know who the President is. Never underestimate the ability for people who know nothing to have an opinion about it

ID: hsakvr0
ID: hsakzwk

You know, because Republicans are craven, opportunistic, two-faced, fucking scumbags.

Isn't it simpler to say, "sociopaths?"

Maybe not as satisfying, though.

45 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 02:00:28ID: hsak3c2
ID: hsaog50

One of the current justices would have to die first.

ID: hsakost

Mitch will block it. What right does a president have to nominate a SCJ after the first year of his term? /s

ID: hsan5ar

or even better, what right does a democratic President have to nominate a SCJ. Period. End. Full Stop.

ID: hsam5l4

Your pleas will fall on deaf ears.

ID: hsal37v

Or six.

Edit: Quite a lot of conservatives opposed to expanding the court popping in here, I take it?

46 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 03:05:04ID: hsat5wc

Aren't judges federal employees?

ID: hsb0sni

Co-equal branch of government. The president has no constitutional power to tell the SCOTUS anything. Congress has the power to remove a Justice. SCOTUS could rule any Presidential order unconstitutional.

ID: hsax5fl

Biden's mandates only affect the executive branch.

(And employers affected by OSHA, but that's rather what they're arguing about.)

47 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 03:29:30ID: hsawhvq
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48 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 02:46:38ID: hsaql57
50 :Anonymous2022/01/12(Wed) 03:33:47ID: hsax2m7