ACB Disappoints

She was considered the flipside to RBG. Amy Coney Barrett was hailed as the woman who would save the Republic. With her Catholic values, she would defend freedom of religion. With her conservative views she would uphold freedom of speech. As a Trump appointee, she would uphold election integrity.

Flop, flop, flop.

None of the above has occurred, much to the consternation of freedom loving peoples.

She did it again yesterday. Well, actually last night. Because there is no better time for a document dump than a Friday night. Right before 11 p.m. ET. Nothing hidden there, right?

Politico reports:
“A splintered U.S. Supreme Court blocked California from enforcing coronavirus-related bans on indoor worship services, but declined to upset other state rules banning singing and chanting and limiting the number of worshipers.

“The ruling issued just before 11 p.m. ET Friday produced four separate statements by the justices, as well as a convoluted description of what relief various justices would have granted to churches objecting to the limits.

“However, a majority of the court was only willing to lift the ban California has applied on all indoor worship in Tier 1 counties — those most challenged by Covid-19. The other restrictions remain undisturbed, for now.

“Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the Friday night ruling: new Justice Amy Coney Barrett, whose conservative Catholic views drew suspicion from many liberals in advance of her confirmation last year, declined to grant the churches the most sweeping relief favored by her most conservative colleagues.
“Justices Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas would have granted all the churches’ requests, lifting the singing and chanting bans and barred California from enforcing a 25 percent capacity limit that applies to many indoor facilities. Justice Samuel Alito would have had such a ban kick in 30 days from now if the state didn’t make certain showings in court.
“Barrett opted for a middle-ground position with Justice Brett Kavanaugh that did not go as far as Gorsuch, Thomas or Alito.
“‘The applicants bore the burden of establishing their entitlement to relief from the singing ban. In my view, they did not carry that burden—at least not on this record,’ she wrote in a brief opinion.
“Chief Justice John Roberts, who provided a swing vote last year leading to rulings turning down churches’ requests for relief from virus-related limits, said he still believes in deference to elected officials. But he said Friday the outright ban in place in much of California defied logic.

“‘The State’s present determination—that the maximum number of adherents who can safely worship in the most cavernous cathedral is zero—appears to reflect not expertise or discretion, but instead insufficient appreciation or consideration of the interests at stake,’ Roberts wrote. ‘Deference, though broad, has its limits.'”

Justice Barrett has quickly fallen in line with Deep State teachings. Has she been intimidated? Blackmailed? Her family’s lives threatened? Whatever it is, it has done the trick. Once again, we are defeated.

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