Sunday, July 3, 2022

Not a Muscular States-Rights Federalism

The NY Times reports:
The tearing at the seams has been accelerated by the six-vote conservative majority in the Supreme Court, which has embraced a muscular states-rights federalism. In the past 10 days the court has erased the constitutional right to an abortion, narrowed the federal government’s ability to regulate climate-warming pollution and blocked liberal states and cities from barring most of their citizens from carrying concealed guns outside of their homes.
None of these decisions have anything to do with states-rights, or a muscular states-rights federalism.

Wikipedia says:

Since the 1940s, the term "states' rights" has often been considered a loaded term or dog whistle
It explains that it is a code word used by racist Democrats.

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