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Media Has It Completely Backwards on Supreme Court Rulings

Posted on Friday, July 7, 2023
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AMAC Exclusive – By Aaron Flanigan

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In an astonishing lack of political self-awareness, the mainstream media is doubling down on the bizarre and repeatedly disproven claim that the right, not the left, is to blame for politicizing the Supreme Court and removing the federal judiciary from its proper place in the American constitutional order. In doing so, the corporate media is further hampering its own credibility, undermining public trust, and accelerating its march toward total irrelevance.

The Supreme Court term that ended last week saw several more major victories for constitutionalists and the rule of law in the United States. In a series of landmark decisions, the Court ended affirmative action in college admissions (holding that merit, not race, should be the determining factor on admissions decisions), stopped the Biden administration’s illegal student debt forgiveness scheme, and delivered a major victory for religious liberty.

Predictably, the liberal press is once again crying foul after their policy preferences were not upheld.

One prominent example of this was the July 2nd Axios piece that claims “The Supreme Court is falling off the pedestal it built for itself, down into the muck of normal politics.”

“At every turn,” the article says, “the court looks more like run-of-the-mill, outcomes-driven, raw-power politics.” The Court’s role as an apolitical institution that approaches cases “only as a question of legal scholarship, not sullied by ideology or policy preferences,” the author concludes, “is all but dead.”

Axios is far from the only left-wing voice that has advanced this argument. The Washington Post decried the Court as “illegitimate.” President Joe Biden insisted “this is not a normal court” after its landmark affirmative action ruling. Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO) lamented the Court as “corrupt.” And Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) declared the Court is “expanding their role into acting as though they are Congress itself.” She continued: “And that, I believe, is the expansion of power that we really must be focusing on—the danger of this Court and the abuse of power of this Court.”

But the left’s assessment of the Court’s recent actions has it completely backwards. Despite the left’s repeated insistence that the right bears responsibility for the Court’s supposed descent into partisan corruption, in reality, it is the left’s decades of brazen judicial activism that tainted the reputation and legitimacy of the judiciary.

As AMAC Newsline has previously noted, legal and historical scholars of every political stripe have long acknowledged that the Court’s judicial activism first arose with the appointment of Chief Justice Earl Warren, who saw himself primarily as a left-wing social activist charged with moving the country in a progressive direction. As such, it was the Warren Court—not the Roberts Court—that paved the way for far-left jurisprudential activism and enabled future justices to disregard the text of the Constitution in favor of their own ideological preferences—thereby depriving the American people of their right to rule themselves and make their own laws.

Under Warren, the Court began to slowly transform into an institution that imposed laws rather than one that interpreted laws. This development prepared the groundwork for decades of decisions like Roe v. Wade and Obergefell v. Hodges which had no basis in the Constitution—no matter how much anyone, liberal or conservative, agreed with them from a political perspective.

In effect, the Warren Court established the modern liberal legal tradition, which is to use the Court to enact policy changes which could not otherwise be passed through legitimate legislative measures.

This left-wing judicial activism, which has been dominant in the American legal system for more than half a century, has now brought the far left to a state of extreme disillusionment as the Court’s new conservative majority reins in the excesses of the prior rulings by liberal majorities that had no basis in the Constitution. The left now insists that because the Court will no longer sanction liberal policies without a firm constitutional foundation, it is somehow overstepping its constitutional limits.

But in reality, today’s Court—bolstered by President Donald Trump’s three constitutionalist appointments—is attempting to limit the left’s decades of judicial overreach and return the Court to its rightful place in American life. In other words, despite Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that the Court is now “expanding their role,” the Roberts Court is attempting to redirect our nation’s most pressing political, social, and cultural questions to where they belong: in the ballot box, and in the hands of the American people.

Of course, the current lies about the contemporary Supreme Court are far from the only instance of mainstream media dishonesty. From their endless promulgation of the Russiagate narrative to their stream of lies about the COVID pandemic, to their shameful coverup of Hunter Biden’s growing litany of scandals, the media’s unbounded mendacity has long been on full display.

In other words, the media’s credibility is in tatters—and until they decide to once again report the truth rather than knowingly propagate partisan narratives and outright lies, they will find that their once wide reach has all but evaporated.

Aaron Flanigan is the pen name of a writer in Washington, D.C.

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Max
Max
7 months ago

MSM will continue its DISINFORMATION campaign against the truth since it is controlled by the Elite and Leftists. This is just another example of “Evil becoming Good and Good becoming Evil. It is unfortunate that ignorant continue to be deceived.

Coonie
Coonie
7 months ago

imo,all msm is not news,only propaganda,they are all controlled by nwo/wef/1wo!

Carl
Carl
7 months ago

The media deliberately has it wrong as they have been paid propagandists for the Democratic Party since before I was born in 1952. I saw it a young age a lot more subtle back then. They want to destroy America with the help of teacher unions, Corporate America (not all), corrupted governmental agencies and the Democratic Party.

Inquirer
Inquirer
7 months ago

The constitutional ignorance of members of Congress is both breath-taking and annoying. Federal courts were not established to subjectlvely determine whether a law is good or bad for society. Legislative bodies should do that. Courts should play the role of umpire, i.e. Does a given law conform to constiutional guidelines or not? Period.
The fact that the courts have been making law haphazardly for the past half century fools the public into believing that is the norm.

anna hubert
anna hubert
7 months ago

Media sold itself long ago It became propaganda machine No journalism there

joe mchugh
joe mchugh
7 months ago

What the liberals are really upset about is that they can no longer rely on the courts to support legislation that is clearly unconstitutional. The string of reversal decisions against the socialist agenda of the Democrats, infuriates the liberals.
The House of Representatives is controlled by the Republicans and in 2024, the White House and hopefully the Senate will be Republican controlled too. The real problem for the Democrats is that they have been too successful in steamrolling unconstitutional laws through the Congress, and then having a brain-dead President sign them into law.
The growing irritation of the people makes the Democrats even more fearful of a Donald Trump resurgence next November 5, 2024. This is the reason that the Democrats are now trying so hard to charge Trump with a felony, ……any felony. I’m almost sure that Trump will be charged with pedophilia in attacking a 9-year old girl, ( you name the place and time).
When Donald Tump wins the White House, …… again, the liberals will shout at the sky and ask why the spirit of Karl Marx let them down, …….again. The only thing that needs close attention is the antics of the Democrat apparatchiks at the swing state polling places. Special vigilance must be exercised while the votes are being counted. Such watchfulness is the only way to counter the power of Joe Biden’s basement campaigning style. Rumor has it that Whoopie Goldberg will be the moderator at the CNN Presidential debate.

CLIFFORD F GERACI
CLIFFORD F GERACI
7 months ago

Ha!!! It’s as simple as …..if a decision is based on someone’s race…..it’s racist. PERIOD!!!

Will
Will
7 months ago

God Bless President Trump.

Casey C Matt
Casey C Matt
7 months ago

I just wish that political assassinations could either be legalized or that perhaps a tag could be sold to potential hunters of such vermin.

Dan Sullivan
Dan Sullivan
7 months ago

All liberals need to have their heads shaved bald! My wife will gladly apply floor cleaner on their bald heads! These liberals need to have their liberal thoughts banged our of their heads.

fredf
fredf
7 months ago

No, it’s Arron Flanigan who has it wrong. Who does he think he is for attacking our system of free press. Aaron Flanigan should learn some basic facts.

Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis
7 months ago

“the media’s unbounded mendacity has long been on full display.”
watch It is time to restore 1st Amendment rights to real people last page on my sway. This 24 minute video illustrates the truth of the above statement.
sway.office.com/8EyjfBHJ9ca4s3gS?ref=Link&loc=play

Crispy
Crispy
7 months ago

Cori Bush calling the court corrupt…..now if that isn’t the pot calling the kettle black.

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