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The Left’s Lies About the Supreme Court

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Posted: Oct 05, 2022 12:01 AM

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As the Supreme Court opened a new term Monday, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN and other left-leaning media blasted it in unison, repeating the same big lie: The highest court is “in crisis” and rapidly losing the public’s confidence. The cause is “no secret,” claims the Times. The Court has turned into “a judicial arm of the Republican Party.” That’s blatantly false.In July 2020, all nine justices rejected President Donald Trump’s argument that as a sitting president, he was shielded from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s investigation. After the 2020 election, the justices declined unanimously all three petitions from Team Trump to reexamine vote counts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. This summer, the justices nixed Trump’s request to block the Jan. 6 House select committee from examining White House records.This Court isn’t taking orders from the Republican Party.In hysterical tones, the Times also warns that the Court is straying too far from “the views of the average American voter.” And The Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus quotes a Democrat cautioning that “half the country may completely lose faith in the Court as an institution.“Don’t buy that argument either. The Court’s role has never been to represent popular opinion. James Madison and Alexander Hamil …

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