The U.S. Supreme Court opens its new term this morning. In addition to arguments, the newest Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson will be inducted. Another female thorn to aggravate Justice Alito.
Alito is the scurve who authored the decision which repealed Roe v. Wade. He has been riding a high since.
One liberal female Justice he finds especially aggravating. Elena Kagan. Bess Levin in a 9/29/22 Vanity Fair article spelled it out. The article titled: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, Last Seen Obliterating Abortion Rights, Wants Liberal Female Colleague To Shut Her Mouth.
Alito apparently believes critiquing his action “crosses an important line.” Levin describes Alito comments re Kagan as “medieval.”
Kagan comments upsetting Alito include her belief that half the population are being treated like second class citizens, the Supreme Court is losing connection with the people, and the Court is legislating when it decides cases today rather than acting as an umpire. He is upset with Kagan’s position that the Court is imposing its personal preferences on society. Going a step further, Kagan’s belief the Court is inflicting one party’s ideological views in its legal decisions.
Alito recently commented in a Wall Street Journal interview re Kagan’s positions: She is saying or implying the Court is an “illegitimate institution questioning our integrity crosses an important line.”
Levin spells out Alito’s Wall Street comment thusly: In effect what Alito is saying is he “wants Elena Kagan to shut her liberal mouth, which is not only some anti-free speech bullshit but a conservative way for him to ignore the fact that he shares a large portion of the blame for the widely held view that the Court has no integrity.”
Kagan is supported in her positions by female Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Today a third is being added to the group, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. Not yet a majority. However stick to your guns ladies. Alito believes he is above criticism. Especially well founded criticism from women. Alito not only cannot stand criticism, he abhors its female source.
Enjoy your day!