Justice Amy Coney Barrett is the focus of many across this nation as they vent their ire and anger this Thanksgiving Day on the newly-minted Supreme Court jurist who cast the deciding vote in a decision that places religious rights over all others.
Overnight the Supreme Court preemptively blocked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from limiting the number of people who can congregate inside houses of worship, in a conservative-majority 5-4 decision that ignores science and common sense.
Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal wing in voting against the decision, and blasted his conservative colleagues in his dissent.
Many are pointing to Justice Barrett's repeated and apparently false claims that she would never allow her extremist religious beliefs to sway her legal decisions.
The Nation's Justice Correspondent Elie Mystal seemed to reflect what many Americans are feeling today as they wrestle with celebrating a holiday designed for spending time with loved ones, but are choosing to not to save lives.
Amy Covid Barrett got to elevate religious institutions over secular law AND spread Covid AT THE SAME TIME! ... IN… https://t.co/U6kACxpDzO— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal)1606372950.0
Here's what others are saying about Justice Barrett today:
Justice Amy Barrett rules to allow churches to be super-spreaders for COVID This is what happens when the courts… https://t.co/aFj1l3DS3o— 🌊Farah🌊 Resist (@🌊Farah🌊 Resist)1606390183.0
.@realDonaldTrump is the greatest friend a murderous virus ever had. https://t.co/ROPo7Ii1oS #AmyCovidBarrett— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz)1606404569.0
So essentially SCOTUS ruled against what’s happening in the best interest of the state, and by extension, the publi… https://t.co/UWuLe9uzfl— Eric Slater (@Eric Slater)1606398854.0
Yeah...they just lost all credibility as a reasonable, rational branch of government. Thank #AmyCovidBarrett she wi… https://t.co/3mxHGkRHDY— Doug Ricketson (@Doug Ricketson)1606402893.0
Great, Amy Covid Barrett been there 5 fucking minutes & already working on killing Americans She even hasn't expre… https://t.co/AmWZqh9JmV— 🌊Farah🌊 Resist (@🌊Farah🌊 Resist)1606388786.0
#AmyCovidBarrett decided that religious orgs have the right to spread disease w/o hindrance among all populations.… https://t.co/t4LFnYrdZr— blackeyedSusan (@blackeyedSusan)1606397214.0
#AmyCovidBarrett The highest court in the land (after lower courts declined) that some people’s Religious freedom t… https://t.co/61lhbFUWXi— Bambi Koslen (@Bambi Koslen)1606404956.0
#amycovidbarrett Is going to get a lot people sick or killed. Even those that don’t practice a religion. https://t.co/UYGOIpNoMK— Rebekah Kelley (@Rebekah Kelley)1606386654.0
#AmyCovidBarrett is pro-death https://t.co/ildKcRcjpF— It’s Not Nice To Fool MotherNature⏰🚧🚨 (@It’s Not Nice To Fool MotherNature⏰🚧🚨)1606404075.0
@cnnbrk @kaitlancollins #AmyCovidBarrett in essence saying "it's not enough I hold superspreader events--I want you… https://t.co/02NSqQZhJk— Midwestny (@Midwestny)1606391682.0
@eliehonig The NY Case is wrong on science and wrong on the law. It will cause additional preventable deaths. Peo… https://t.co/KoYHBsZmLO— Mindful Primate (@Mindful Primate)1606401453.0