Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., joined the growing ranks of members of Congress in issuing a warning to the Supreme Court: reaffirm Roe v. Wade or else.
The “else” varies from promises to pack the Court to personal accountability for justices. For Shaheen, it is a promise of “revolution.”
Sen. Richard Blumenthal previously warned the Supreme Court that, if it continued to issue conservative rulings or “chipped away at Roe v Wade” it would trigger “a seismic movement to reform the Supreme Court.
It may not be expanding the Supreme Court, it may be making changes to its jurisdiction, or requiring a certain numbers of votes to strike down certain past precedents.”
A US Senator Threatens the Supreme Court...
"I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price."
The message is clear and unambiguous: vote “correctly” or you will face personal or institutional repercussions.
According to these politicians, the media, and many in academia, justices should consider such consequences in reading the Constitution.
If anything, justices are more likely to push back on such pressures rather than yield to them.
Yet, it is politically popular to show that you will stop at nothing to achieve political ends, even destroying one of the core institutions in our constitutional system.