a HUGE problem for the court (sorry this is a bit long). Here’s what it means:
Lefties, over the last 20 years or so, have adopted the iron-clad rule that they never engage in logical argument. ANY argument means that one’s position is at risk, and Leftism just cannot bear logical scrutiny so all logical debate is avoided. You can’t be wrong if you never argue!
No questions! You must be “born” a dyed-in-the-wool Lefty (whatever today’s position is).
But this Lefty ethos of avoiding debate has now insidiously seeped into the supreme court. In the past, a draft decision was crafted and then the justices debated it among themselves, coming to a decision. Justices could hear the reasoning of the other side, and might indeed be swayed.
But if the draft opinion is leaked, any change is extremely unlikely to occur. You have people on the sidelines who really don’t want anything but to get their own way entirely, stoking the conflict, saying, You gonna take that?
So no debate. No reasoned argument. No possibility of change.
SCOTUS then becomes, not a deliberative body, but a mini-congress. Most positions are decided WELL before any evidence is actually heard! Certainly any major decision.
I’ve heard Lefties superciliously bemoaning the increased polarization and intransigence of positions, yet they seem oblivious to the fact that their own refusal to engage in persuasion is the root cause of this polarization!
And that polarization is crucial to Leftism. You must have the “correct” opinion and never even (honestly) consider any other.
Yes, this leaking is an extension of the Lefty polarization and refusal to engage in debate. Absolutely, Lefties, polarization is a problem. But understand well that YOU are at the root of this problem–don’t try and fob it off on others!