There is no dependable conservative vote of 6 on SCOTUS

In yesterday’s posts dlh scoffed at the summation put forth by so many commentators (we are uncommontators) that SCOTUS will be 6-3 conservative assuming Justice Barret is confirmed.  One need only refer to coincidental information released later in the day to question the other commentators presumptions. From

Supreme Court refuses to consider letting states cut Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid  There is no indication of where individual justices fell on the question.

Four justices are sufficient to grant a writ of certiorari, however, indicating that while Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito likely agreed to hear the case, only one of the other “conservative” justices – John Roberts, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh – did the same.

Abortion advocates insist that tax dollars to abortion-involved facilities for other purposes don’t support abortions, but pro-lifers warn that such subsidies ultimately enable abortion groups to commit more abortions by freeing up money from their other revenue services. Duke University healthcare analyst Chris Conover estimated in 2015 that taxpayers ultimately cover almost 25 percent of all abortion costs.

The legal reasoning behind the court’s refusal to engage this must be that we must give tax dollars to the Ku Klux Klan’s community security endeavors with perhaps the restriction that they keep their rope budget separate (as long as the separation is not too onerous for them).


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