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A Coup Against the Supreme Court - Editorial, NY Times

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'In the next Congress, the very survival of the court as an independent body will be at stake. Until this year, no one disputed that the president should have wide latitude in picking justices. In 2016, Republicans have blown this delicate balance to pieces, all to keep a conservative majority,  even if that means tossing out all political norms. This  would promote a worldview where fewer people have rights, where women do not have reproductive choices, where lawmakers can make it harder for minorities to vote, where religious people are free to disregard laws protecting people they don’t like, and to use a severe interpretation of the Constitution to ensure that American politics can be flooded with unlimited money, that reasonable gun restrictions are struck down, that corporate interests prevail over those of consumers, and that basic environmental regulations are turned back.'

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