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Conservative Counter-Revolution Inspired by the 1971 Powell Memo has yielded the Establishment's Robert-5 SCOTUS

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Shortly before Nixon nominated corporate lawyer Lewis Powell to the Supreme Court in 1971, Powell promulgated a detailed manifesto explaining that “the judiciary may be the most important instrument for social, economic and political change” — one that for the corporate right was “a vast area of opportunity.”

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The Fruits of the Powell Memo: Like a small amount of bacteria exploding exponentially in a patient with a weakened immune system, the conservative counter-establishment has taken over the host organism and become the establishment it- self, with the Robert-5 SCOTUS fulfilling Powell’s dream.

In what The National Constitution Center calls, “the Supreme Court decision that ended Nixon’s presidency.”, The United States v. Nixon’s unanimous ruling forced Nixon to turn over the tapes of his Oval Office conversations to the House Judiciary Committee.
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Any SCOTUS decision in 2019-20 in The United States v. Trump is unlikely to be as in The United States v. Nixon:


In that unanimous SCOTUS decision, Chief Justice Burger, wrote the opinion for the Court, which concluded that presidents do enjoy a constitutionally protected executive privilege, but that the privilege was not absolute. The Court decided that in this case, the President's interest in keeping his communications secret was outweighed by the interests of the judiciary in providing a fair trial with full factual disclosure.


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Submitted on Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 12:39:05 PM

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