A 6-to-3 court with either left or right on top doesn’t serve the country well. I’d like to see a court with nine justices that could lean either way on just about any issue.
Bob Bailey, Silver Spring
Kathleen Parker’s assertion that “nothing has changed since Biden’s 1983 assessment — oh, except that the court today leans conservative — and liberals don’t like it” was laughable and a good example of the right’s attempts to rewrite history to suit its own purposes.
Yes, nothing has changed, except for the GOP’s efforts at court-packing by refusing to give a hearing, much less a vote, on Merrick Garland’s court nomination 11 months before the end of President Barack Obama’s term and then ramming through in record time Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation about a week before the 2020 election.
Ms. Parker proceeded to try to equate the actions of the left-wing “fundraising behemoth” Arabella Advisors with Republican efforts to “organize themselves to support conservative judges,” presumably a reference to activities by groups such as the Federalist Society. However, last I checked, neither Arabella Advisors nor other left-of-center groups exercised the kind of veto power that the Federalist Society holds over right-wing judicial nominations.
Ms. Parker’s selective — and convenient — reading of history and facts may serve her purposes, but it does not conform to the reality on the ground.
Gary Sanders, Alexandria