Tuesday, June 16, 2020

SCOTUS vs. Second Amendment

When Clarence Thomas departs the Supreme Court, it will be a loss for America.

Justice Clarence Thomas suggested on Monday that the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) tolerates requirements on the exercise of the Second Amendment that it would not allow to be applied to abortion or free speech....

...“One would think that such an onerous burden on a fundamental right would warrant this Court’s review,” Thomas said. “This Court would almost certainly review the constitutionality of a law requiring citizens to establish a justifiable need before exercising their free speech rights.”

“And it seems highly unlikely that the Court would allow a State to enforce a law requiring a woman to provide a justifiable need before seeking an abortion,” Thomas said. “But today, faced with a petition challenging just such a restriction on citizens’ Second Amendment rights, the Court simply looks the other way.”...

It is surmised that the Court's flaccid approach to the fundamental right of self-defense is due to the presence of Roberts.  He's sort of a Coronavirus.

1 comment:

Thomas Moore said...

"Flaccid" yall here do have a mental picture here of what that means?