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Justice Kennedy Retiring/ Nail in the coffin of democracy

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    Dear Wendy
    Dear Wendy
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    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/justice-kennedy-retire-trump-can-solidify-court-s-majority-conservative-n887066

    Goodbye gay marriage, Goodbye roe vs. wade. Goodbye any shred of democracy we pretended we still had. I am in despair.

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    juliecatharine
    Juliecatharine

    Smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em. Right there with you Wendy. It’s a dark day.

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    ktfran
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    My husband is working on a project at a wastewater treatment plant today so his news access is limited at the moment. This is our text exchange:

    Me: So, we’re fucked
    Him: Why’s that?
    Me: Kennedy retired from the Supreme Court
    Him: Well fuck. Yep, totally fucked.

    The thing I feared the most with the Trump presidency is happening. Two Justices picked on his watch.

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    Kate

    Are any of *us* really fucked though? Straight, cis-gender white people in heterosexual marriages, who could afford an illegal abortion that wouldn’t kill us?

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    ktfran
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    Collectively, the U.S. is fucked. The “we” in our text exchange” is a “we” for the U.S. I feel like a dark path is ahead.

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    dogmom

    I saw the news a couple hours ago on Facebook, of all places. I can’t breathe. This is so bad.

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    Kate

    Anyone watching Handmaid’s Tale?!

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    Dear Wendy
    Dear Wendy
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    Moving this to general chat, where I meant to post it.

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    Dear Wendy
    Dear Wendy
    Keymaster

    Also, I have said several times that “we” are fucked and I mean it collectively. It’s probably unlikely that my life or livelihood or relative comfort will be very affected by any changes a majority conservative Supreme Court will make, but maybe it will. And lives of people I love and people I’ve never met before but who deserve rights will most certainly be affected. And that may include my children, too.

    In my circle of closet friends and family are gays, jews, African Americans, mentally ill, learning disabled, and lower income and fixed income. I mean, pretty much all my closest people fall in one of those categories and I think they are all at risk under a conservative Supreme Court. I am in despair.

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    Dear Wendy
    Dear Wendy
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    And I have a trans friend I care very much about who is really scared.

    This sucks! And not just because people the comfort and rights and livelihood of people I love will be at risk, but because it isn’t fucking right.

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    anonymousse
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    It’s absolutely tragic. The possibilities are just…horrific.

    Midterms matter. Every election matters. This has been a hard wake up call.

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    bondgirl

    Ugh, such crappy news. But honest question though; how likely do you think can a new supreme court judge can be sworn in before November primaries? considering how many other important positions have yet to ever be filled, I’m curious if this will be one of them. One can only hope, right? I took a glance through the list of potential replacements….got through 2 before feeling despair.

    The primaries seem promising in regards to electing new blood into Congress, but I can’t help but have part of me wondering if people will suddenly not show up and more of these ancient GOP members will stay in their positions…

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