WARNINGS IN STRONG LANGUAGES
Since the U.S. Supreme Court was overturned, there has been a lot of panic. Roe v. WadeJon Stewart, comedian joined me on Thursday’s episode of his The Problem podcast. As you can see, the situation reached fever pitch. This bioethicist and amateur lawyer claimed that the ruling would allow the government to extract your organs if necessary to save lives. He also repeatedly suggested the Court was “corrupt” and “the Fox News of justice.”
Speaking to the liberal cast of the Strict Scrutiny podcast, Stewart made his morbid prediction while admitting, “You may say I’m being crazy.” He then suggested certain states would find “the woman who’s having a baby is not as important as the potential of that life…”
And going down his warped line of reasoning, he argued the pro-life position was “to save a life, autonomy means nothing.” Thus, since “we have an organ shortage in this country” and “organ donation saves lives” they would be able to “go to a person and say ‘give me one of your kidneys because it’s going to save this person’s life.’”
Leah Litman from the University of Michigan Law School, cohost of Strict Scrutiny, was inspired by Stewart’s claim that it would be only for women. “Is that person a woman or a man? Like, women, don’t have bodily autonomy. Not sure about the men’s though,”“Right, the men still do,” she stated. “Right, the men still do,” Stewart agreed.
Stewart criticized Stewart’s selective history use earlier in the discussion. He ignored the beginnings of the Democratic Party with Robert Bork’s Supreme Court nomination and recommended that the conservative justices continue to do so. “perjury”During their hearings. He went on to suggest that if they were more forthright about their “ideological bearing … you would respect their honesty and integrity.”
Of course, the claim of lying to Congress under oath was thoroughly refuted and liberal justices weren’t impressed with their answers.
“But this makes the Court a cynical pursuit. It feels like the Fox News of justice,”He moaned. “That, this is a political – having nothing to do with scholarship or anything else. This was a desire in search of a rationale.”
Stewart also claimed that the right doesn’t have legal scholars, using air quotes to do so. He took aim at originalism for interpreting the Constitution.
And the reason they call themselves originalists is the same reason they quote The Bible: it’s dogma, it’s dead people, it’s people you cannot argue with. This text is – It’s fundamentalism. It’s saying this text is sacrosanct. Even that gun shit … None of this is ordained by God of a burning bush or any of that.
He then continued to repeat the lie about the Second Amendment being meant to secure slavery. It was not because colonies had only used their firearms in order to overthrow an oppressive government.
“In my mind, the idea that this was based in any kind of reasoned debate or philosophical education – the Supreme Court is now the Fox News of justice in my mind,”He declared to his writers Tocarra Malard and Kris Acimovic that he was near the top of the program. This is what he said.
It is a cynical pursuit in the same way that Fox News would come out with ‘we’re fair and balanced’ under the patina of what would be a high-status pursuit to the betterment of society, journalism. They have a very cynical political arm. When you look at the ridiculous kabuki theater now of justice confirmation, where they can just go out there and just fucking lie, like if this were about debate, then they would’ve understood what perjury meant. However, they have become the Fox News of Justice. It is inconsistent. States can’t regulate guns, but they can regulate [“uteri”]You know what you are doing?
Stewart invoked Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was Stewart’s inspiration before he addressed the panel. He argued that conservative justices are those who try to bend the moral order of the universe towards justice.
“It’s very clear that the Supreme court is bullshit. Like, it’s a real bullshit institution”Following the panel’s discussion, one of his writers stated that he was destroying and undermining democracy. “It’s just another cog in an ideological machine,”Stewart agreed. “And the crazy part is, we imbue such high status in it and such elevated motivation. And it’s just like I was saying, like, it’s Fox News for justice.”
They also took issue with the fact we call those who sit on the bench “justice.” And from there they suggested the conservative justices don’t love the law and accused them, without evidence, of being “bought and paid for on the back end” by dark interest “patrons” who they have “brunch” with.