New York Times: As New Term Starts, Supreme Court Poised to Resume Rightward Push

I’m feeling bullish.

Last year, I was far too cynical about the Supreme Court. I didn’t think that the 6-3 conservative majority would make much of a difference. As always, I expected John Roberts would prevail in the end and that Roe would be upheld in some face saving decision that preserved Mississippi’s abortion law while chipping away at abortion rights. A year later, Alabama and most other Southern states have ended a woman’s right to choose. This seemed unimaginable until it actually happened.

Uncle Tom is back. He has been waiting for this moment in his dissents for decades. The Supreme Court will be issuing major rulings in this term on affirmative action and the Voting Rights Act.

New York Times:

“WASHINGTON — The last Supreme Court term ended with a series of judicial bombshells in June that eliminated the right to abortion, established a right to carry guns outside the home and limited efforts to address climate change. As the justices return to the bench on Monday, there are few signs that the court’s race to the right is slowing.

The new term will feature major disputes on affirmative action, voting, religion, free speech and gay rights. And the court’s six-justice conservative supermajority seems poised to dominate the new term as it did the earlier one.

“On things that matter most,” said Irv Gornstein, executive director of the Supreme Court Institute at Georgetown Law, “get ready for a lot of 6-3’s.” …”

Irv Gornstein anticipates major defeats for progressive activists.

Affirmative action, which has been on life support since Grutter v. Bollinger, looks like it is poised to fall next. Back when I was in college, Sandra Day O’Connor anticipated in Grutter in 2003 that “we expect that 25 years from now, the use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary to further the interest [in student body diversity] approved today.” It has been 20 years since Grutter.

“Several of the biggest cases concern race, in settings as varied as education, voting and adoptions.

They include challenges to the race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. As in last term’s abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, longstanding precedents are at risk. …

Those changes put more than 40 years of affirmative action precedents at risk, including Grutter v. Bollinger, a 2003 decision in which the Supreme Court endorsed holistic admissions programs, saying it was permissible to consider race as one factor among many to achieve educational diversity. Writing for the majority in that case, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said she expected that “25 years from now,” the “use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary.”The court seems poised to say that the time for change has arrived several years early in the two new cases, Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, No. 20-1199, and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina, No. 21-707. They are set to be argued on Oct. 31.

The role race may play in government decision-making also figures in a voting rights case to be argued Tuesday, Merrill v. Milligan, No. 21-1086. The case is a challenge under the Voting Rights Act to an Alabama electoral map that a lower court had said diluted the power of Black voters. …”

The two cases which will likely overturn Grutter, Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina, are set to be argued on Halloween. We should have a good idea about the fate of affirmative action before the midterms.


  1. Funny how the Leftist Establishment only loves stupid Negroes they can use as Jewish-controlled pawns against other whites. When you have a Negro who is actually intelligent and actually reads the Constitution and the law faithfully like Clarence Thomas, they absolutely hate his guts.

    It’s a real shame that Clarence is literally one Negro in a million, if they were all like him there wouldn’t be a racial problem in this country. I would gladly accept a Supreme Court of nine Negroes plus a Negro president, if they were all like Clarence.

    Unfortunately most of the coloreds in public life are semi-retarded at best, like Kamala Harris, Maxine Waters, hank Johnson and Stacy Abrams.

    • @X…

      “Funny how the Leftist Establishment only loves stupid Negroes they can use as Jewish-controlled pawns against other whites.”

      Not a thing new, for this, for it is exactly how Northeasterners played it in the 1860-70s, which is why our Confederate forefathers turned to bedsheets, twine, and sulphur matches at night to ensure that it did not succeed.

    • @X…

      “Funny how the Leftist Establishment only loves stupid Negroes they can use as Jewish-controlled pawns against other whites. ”

      The term our early post-bellum Southern Confederate Forefathers had for those Southern Whites who went along with the scam you mention was, ‘White Ignoramuses.’

    • Naturally Judge Thomas has a Caucasian wife to symbolize his prominence in the white man’s world. But at least they don’t have any half-caste children. I think it’s intolerable that 13% of the population should demand nearly 100% of our attention all the time.

    • If they were all like Clarence Thomas, they would all be with a White woman. That’s a bigger racial problem.
      We need separation, not smarter blacks.

  2. Clarence Thomas definitely has an axe to grind and I think it’s with Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. The timing of the overturn of Roe v. Wade coinciding with Biden’s first presidential term is uncanny. Less karma than revenge.

    It was Biden who presided over the Supreme Court hearings where Anita Hill accused Thomas of sexual harassment. I didn’t find her that credible; I think she was interested in the man as prospective marriage material for herself and was major ticked off when he married a White woman.

    The Left made a powerful enemy when they got involved in pushing the Anita Hill Narrative and they never stopped with their attacks. So, expect Thomas to overturn everything except the ruling overturning the Anti-Miscegenation Laws, Loving vs. Virginia.

    Affirmative Action is on the table earlier only because it is harming Asians. SCOTUS would continue to drag its heels if only Whites were challenging it and also, Whites are too dispirited and alienated by the Anti-Whitism being pushed as education in colleges anyway.

    Whites really need to bypass the Ivies and focus on creating and attending parallel institutions that teach something useful and marketable rather than self-loathing to their children.

    Homeschooling is the way to go even if Whites need to downscale to a large trailer in an RV park to afford one parent staying with the children to teach them. You can teach your children to the point where they can get dual credits and/or CLEP credits by testing out.

    But I would like to see the day where a sheepskin from the Ivies is more of a handicap than a help to their graduates where employers are concerned. I truly believe it will happen. I don’t know if I will be alive by then but I believe it is inevitable.

    • That’s a fairly interesting explanation. You’re correct that Shitpants Joey was the ringleader in Thomas’ “high-tech lynching” back in 1991. Perhaps Barnhardt’s meme about Corn-Pop’s revenge is onto something. Thomas could end up doing some real damage, though keep in mind that he joined the other blackrobes in unanimously upholding the constitutionality of utterly un-constitutional hate-crimes legislation.

    • An excellent point. Clarence sure as hell does remember Biden and Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee screwing him over.

      Speaking of vendettas, Clarence isn’t the only one with an axe to grind. I am 100% convinced that the Jewish Attorney General Merrick Garfinkle has weaponized the DOJ and the FBI against Trump, Christians, and other conservative whites as payback for the GOP denying him a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.

      Had Garfinkle been confirmed, four of nine justices on the Court would have been Jews. Today, after Trump appointed three white Christians, Ginsburg died, Breyer retired, and Biden appointed a negress with an African name, there is only one Jewess left. Reducing Jewish power from 4:9 to 1:9 is in unforgivable crime in the eyes of the Tribe, and they will not forget it.

    • >Affirmative Action is on the table earlier only because it is harming Asians.

      Earlier than what? — don’t tell me you took the 25 years nonsense seriously.

      To some extent it does harm Asians — but it has been harming Whites for decades, including the two decades since Grutter v Bollinger; however for some mysterious reason that was not enough to get it ‘on the table’.

      And actually the group hurt most is Whites: I think the empirical evidence for this is pretty much ironclad — referencing some work done by Ron Unz, I summarize the situation in a comment under this post:

      War Nerd on US-China-Taiwan

  3. >… race to the right is slowing.

    Regarding affirmative action, the NYT can publish this kind of thing with a straight face, when they could just as well write ‘race to fairness’.

    Kevin MacDonald wrote a book called Individualism and the Western Liberal Tradition: Evolutionary Origins, History, and Prospects for the Future (link) — in this context, it should be noted it was lawsuits brought by Asian parents that yielded this challenge to affirmative action currently before SCOTUS — the lack of collective thinking and action on the part of Whites will disadvantage them in the future, resulting in them suffering harm — mention this to other Whites if an occasion arises.

    Of course it’s long past time for Grutter v Bollinger to be overturned, and the 25 years remark ought to remembered as one of the most idiotic things ever written by a Supreme Court justice.

  4. No! No! I hope they do not do anything until the midterms! That would be a gift to the evil Dems to energize their base of freaks and grifters.

    Why are Republicans, National Conservatives and Christian nationalists so naive? Does anyone read Machiavelli or Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”?

  5. To me, the two things which President Trump did, which are already proving to be of historical significance, was to shatter political correctness and to appoint a plethora of Federal Society jurists.

    ‘Tis extremely ironic that the most Jewified Gentile I have ever seen, a total Manhattan Yankee, would be championed by Rural White Southerners, attain the presidency, then, even though he has a mid 20th century Yankee vision of the United States, goes about setting up a judiciary that bodes well for a reestablishment of a Confederated United States of America, along the lines as it was envisioned..

    If you have an cheek in you, this would be a moment to smile, or, if you will, feel ‘bullish’…

  6. Brown-Jackson has already said she would recuse herself from the Harvard case.. Kagan a former of Harvard Den is not going to recuse. Where do these disgusting Jews get the nerve?

  7. As I understand it, Thomas is nearly unique for a SC justice in that he actually writes his own opinions instead of allowing the clerks to write them and edit so the opinion is kind of in their own words. I expect this practice is not unique to SC blackrobes. Given the types of creatures who graduate high-dollar law schuls for the last several decades – with the usual high percentile from the Synagogue of Satan – I am highly suspicious of this supposed sudden turn in the Roberts court. As with the sudden overturn of Roe 50 years down the road with the per capita abortion rate at levels below those of 1973, something smells peculiar. Ann Barnhardt has a useful axiom to keep in mind about anyone at the higher levels of the government or large corporations: only diabolical narcissists need apply. Is Thomas one who slipped past their screening back in 1991 with the whole Anita Hill pubic hair circus? That’s been over three decades so hard to say.

  8. So would I, Mr. X, but a majority of OD commenters would not. For them, the content the character of a real living human being of darker complexion is of no moment. And as a result, they will have no social peace or security that comes from cooperative behavior among similarly situated citizens. Too bad. Give me 100 Thomas Sowells and Clarence Thomases over Dart, Pilot, and their ilk.

    BTW, I believe Brad feels differently. Being in the South you learn to live and let live among your class and locale cohorts. No time for unnecessary hate.

  9. The Supreme Court Is Blowing Up Law School, Too — Inside the growing furor among professors who have had enough

    Khiara Bridges remembers the exact moment she lost faith in the Supreme Court. At first, at the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, Bridges—a professor who now teaches at UC–Berkeley School of Law — held out hope that the court might be “this great protector of individual civil liberties right when we desperately needed it to be.” Then came 2018. That June, the justices issued Trump v. Hawaii, which upheld the president’s entry ban for citizens of eight countries, six of them Muslim-majority. Suddenly, Bridges told me, she realized, “The court is not going to save us. It is going to let Trump do whatever he wants to do. And it’s going to help him get away with it.”

    It’s un-American to disallow anyone in the world to come to America at any time, for any reason.

    Khiara Bridges is a Negress with a nose ring (link) — no serious person could possibly believe she got a position at UC-Berkeley on academic merit.

    Just like no serious person can honestly believe America as it is will survive a non-white majority.

  10. I hat to say it but Thomas is the most right wing Justice on the supreme ct. The others are civnats at best.

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