The Unjust Attacks on Thomas, Alito, and Roberts
Recent criticisms of them are rooted in double standards
The U.S. Supreme Court is under attack. This assault aims to destroy one of the pillars of our constitutional order: an independent judiciary, appointed and confirmed by the political branches but thereafter answerable only to the process of impeachment and to its own oath to apply the Constitution and written laws. Judicial independence, as Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist No. 78, is essential to ensuring the federal courts’ “inflexible and uniform adherence to the rights of the Constitution.”
The motivation for the current multipronged...