Of course, approval will be down now that we know that the three Trump nominees lied during their hearings and the Court will make the very unpopular decision to overturn Roe v. Wade
I doubt they could pass a law in Congress that wouldn’t get killed by a Republican filibuster. Even if they did, the Supreme Court would strike it down. Nothing good will happen without turnover or expanding the court. I am not worried about polarization as a reason to not do something. Republicans don’t care about it. They don’t care about the reputation of the court. They only care about getting their way. I doubt the country could be more polarized than it is today. Democratic strategy (if there is one) and messaging has been poor. They are in reactive mode. DOJ should have said something BEFORE states passed restrictive laws.
I support expansions of the Court. Republicans essentially stole two seats by not having a vote on Garland and then being hypocrites and pushing Barrett through. As much as I would love a liberal majority on the court, I think you can only justify adding two to make up for the two seats Republicans took. Republicans play hard ball (and win). Democrats need to do this, too. This must be done now. If Republicans win the Senate, they won’t approve anyone Biden nominates for the Supreme Court. They threatened to do this if Hillary Clinton had won in 2016.
Republican senators played to their white nationalist/conspiracy theory base. The way they treated Judge Jackson was terrible. The public disapproves but that never stops Republicans from doing what they want.
Republican senators won’t care. They’re more interested in appealing to their white nationalist base.
They’ll gut or end Roe vs. Wade and affirmative action. They don’t care what anything looks like as long as they get their right-wing agenda through.
That won’t stop the extremist right-wing Supreme Court.
He won’t wear a mask even though Justice Sotomoyor has diabetes. The anti-maskers are selfish and showing no concern for others.