• The Iron Rule

    Author(s):
    Jacob Bronsther, Guha Krishnamurthi
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    MSU Law Faculty Repository
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    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/sqr8-7617
    Abstract:
    This nomination is about more than who occupies one seat on the Supreme Court. It is about more than the legal status of Roe v. Wade1 and reproductive rights and autonomy,2 the constitutionality of Obamacare,3 the recognition of LGBTQ+ rights,4 or the future of unions and the labor rights movement.s It is about more than the adherence and prominence of legal doctrines such as stare decisis and originalism.6 It is even about more than who will control one of the three branches of government for a generation.7 Make no mistake, this nomination is about all of these things. And that is a lot of things. But the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court and the rhetoric employed by the G.O.P. to justify the nomination threaten to undermine the meaning and the continuing viability of institutional norms-in Senate judicial confirmations, in congressional interactions more generally, and maybe in all of our politics.
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