The scandal is not what you think
The US Supreme Court started debating turning back the clock on a woman’s right to choose. This plays then against the background of three new justices who professed under oath at their confirmation hearings that they wouldn’t do this. No, that’s the scandal.
There should be a whistleblower who would go to the press.
And, there was. And that now is declared a scandal by the head justice.
Such a whistleblower should get a medal. Instead, a manhunt is opened.
Young legal aids working at the Supreme Court are expected ‘voluntarily’ to turn over their cells for scrutiny. Non-compliance may get them fired and have their employment record seriously stained for life.
The problem is not with the intrusion of privacy of the clerks. The problem is that law clerks too must not work via order is order. When the order is immoral, they must go against it. The worst is that the Third Reich mentality is now pushed as the preferred work ethics at the SCOTUS.
All lawyers and journalists, who get to protect their sources, must protest this witch hunt. When the Court will not promote immorality, there will be no leaks. Don’t kill the messenger.
And the justices who lied under oath in their confirmation hearings must be prosecuted, which means impeached.
Will it happen? Don’t hold your breath. The Court just showed how steep it has fallen. And if ethics must be dictated by US politics, the L^rd may help.
This is extra tragic because the US is a democracy and its People is honest.