Remember in social studies when they always talked about the three branches
of government and the checks and balances system that prevented that no one
branch could have all the power? Well, fuck that:
The Congress may, if two thirds of each House agree, reverse
a judgment of the United States Supreme Court
- if that judgment is handed down after the date of the enactment of this
to the extent that judgment concerns the constitutionality of an Act
Huh. Wouldn’t you know it – all the House members on the bill are hyper-conservative Republicans
(who obviously didn’t pay attention in civics class). Shocked, I am, shocked.
Backstory: This all boils down to the fundamentalist Christian freakshows being
miffed that the Supreme Court says that it’s okay for two men to have sex in
the privacy of their own home.
New watchword: Activist judges. This is the new
scapegoat for peeling back/halting civil rights progression.