Black people have historically looked to the Supreme Court for justice, whether Brown v. Board of Education or Loving v. Virginia, we look to the highest court in the nation for our liberty and equality. Yet today we saw the Supreme Court take liberty and equality away. The Supreme Court traded its legitimacy for infamy.
The highest court in the land is demonstrating the highest level of hypocrisy.
In the 5 – 4 ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, Republican Supreme Court Justices demonstrated their refusal to distinguish between the Constitution and the Commandments. Their choice of religion does not trump constitutional rights. It is a day of sorrow and a day to reignite the fight for reproductive freedom. We cannot settle for a Supreme Court that does not honor the Constitution.
With sorrow—for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection—we dissent.Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor.
Dissent means voting for Democrats this November.