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Gene Weingarten: My elderly dog could be a Supreme Court justice. Technically.

Washington Post
 2020-12-24

On the day I write this, the United States Supreme Court has decided, in its collective wisdom, that if you worship a deity you can strangle puppies to death. As a person who does not worship a deity and loves puppies, you can imagine my anguish, and probably forgive me for my overstatement: The court didn’t actually say that particular puppies thing, but its ruling was almost that obviously insane, and you might agree with me even if you believe in God and hate puppies. The newly, wildly conservative court — with the addition of Amy Coney Barrett, who appears to believe that Jesus should be president — said that during a global plague, a government cannot limit the size of public gatherings if they are religious in nature. Even the pope, a man not known for secular views, publicly declared it nutso.

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