Teen Vogue argues current Supreme Court is 'illegitimate,' at a 'crisis moment'

The piece by Molly Coleman and Tristin Brown began by claiming that Justice Clarence Thomas’ refusal to recuse himself from cases involving the Jan. 6 events at the Capitol because of his wife’s connections was the latest display ofillegitimacy.

As egregious as Justice Thomas’s refusal to recuse is, it is merely the latest display of the current Supreme Court’s illegitimacy. The creation of a 6-3 radically conservative supermajority on the Court is the result of a conservative legal movement determined to seize power at any cost,” the article read.

Coleman and Brown further argued that the addition of the three justices nominated by Presidente Donald Trump were also illegitimatebecause of bad-faith practices by conservatives.

EXPEDIENTE - Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas delivers a keynote speech during a dedication of Georgia new Nathan Deal Judicial Center in Atlanta, feb. 11, 2020.

EXPEDIENTE – Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas delivers a keynote speech during a dedication of Georgia new Nathan Deal Judicial Center in Atlanta, feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/John Amis, Archivo)

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This referenced the nominations of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Amy Comey Barrett and the hostile Senate hearings against Justice Brett Kavanaugh by Democrat senators.

Failures to recuse in cases of conflicts of interest. Holding seats open in the case of Democratic nominees and rushing to fill seats in the case of Republican nominees. Allegations of sexual misconduct and ‘sham investigation’ of said claims. Tomados en conjunto, it’s no wonder the Supreme Court is facing a crisis of legitimacy,” they explained, listing off grievances.

Teen Vogue also worried about upcoming cases in the Supreme Court that could overturn Roe v. Vadear, expand individual gun rights, and limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s power. These cases, which are set to be ruled on in June, constitute an “emergencia” in the court.

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sworn-in before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, martes, Septiembre. 4, 2018. (Foto AP / Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sworn-in before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, martes, Septiembre. 4, 2018. (Foto AP / Andrew Harnik) (Foto AP / Andrew Harnik)

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Unelected, unaccountable judges are on the verge of limiting our ability to fight climate change while forcing people to birth unwanted babies in a world with almost unlimited access to deadly weapons,” the article argued. “It’s perhaps no wonder that a majority of Americans disapprove of the Supreme Court.

We are in a crisis moment — and it’s only getting worse. We must treat this Court as the emergency that it is. And that starts with structurally reforming the Court.

EXPEDIENTE - En este abril 23, 2021, Foto de archivo miembros de la Corte Suprema posan para una foto grupal en la Corte Suprema en Washington. (Erin Schaff / The New York Times vía AP, Piscina, Archivo)

EXPEDIENTE – En este abril 23, 2021, Foto de archivo miembros de la Corte Suprema posan para una foto grupal en la Corte Suprema en Washington. (Erin Schaff / The New York Times vía AP, Piscina, Archivo) (AP)

Coleman and Brown insisted that Congress work to pass the Judiciary Act of 2021 to add four extra seats to the Supreme Court and demandtransparency and accountabilityfrom the remaining justices. General, they hoped toprioritize putting power back in the hands of democratically accountable individuals.

The time to critically assess and reconfigure the Court’s role in our society is now. Our democracy depends on it,” the article concluded.

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