With this poorly won majority of radicals, the Supreme Court is poised to break the rule of law, make the suffrage law a dead letter, and give the GOP the green light to gerrymandering and voter suppression efforts so that Republicans can permanently establish minority rule over all Levels of government. Donald Trump himself has openly stated that he wanted Barrett in court before the election so that his conservatives would decide the outcome in his favor. Just a few days ago, four judges were poised to break the foundations of federalism in an attempt to further advance Republican vote suppression, and Barrett could soon give them a majority if this case is likely to return to court – or if not shortly thereafter .
Since the 2010 elections brought them to power nationwide, Republicans have restricted state-to-state franchise. This was backed by Conservative justices who were upheld by the same Senate majorities that held the GOP while representing fewer Americans than Democrats. If the Democrats nonetheless overcome these voting barriers in 2020 by winning the presidency and both houses of Congress, this could be their last chance for the foreseeable future to save American democracy from Republican efforts to secure minority rule .
The far-right majority in the Supreme Court has a lifetime tenure, so the conservative judges may play the long game and make decisions that could spark a public backlash that could aid court reform. If you take the time to tell Roe v. Overthrowing Wade, knocking down Obamacare and invalidating the remnants of the voting law, it may be too late for Democrats to do anything about it. Democrats must act before mid-2022 as the GOP could win back the House, Senate, or both.
It starts with eliminating the filibuster so an empowered Congress can rebalance the Supreme Court, possibly by adding four or more judges. A fair court is needed to protect further reforms such as: B. A new voting rights law, statehood for Washington, DC, and the ban on gerrymandering.
If the Democrats fail to do so, however, Barrett and her fellow partisans will undo much of the progress of the last century and make it impossible for Democrats to rule – if they can win elections again at all. Indeed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has openly admitted this as his party is likely to fall out of power next week. "A lot of what we have done in the last four years will sooner or later be undone in the next elections," he admitted.
Regarding Barrett's endorsement – and with it Trump's litany of the appointment of judicial officers at all levels – he was pleased that the election results "are far from being able to do much about it." McConnell will only be right if the Democrats don't act.