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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., took to Twitter to attack the Supreme Court hours after justices heard oral arguments in what may be the most important abortion case in decades. decades.

While it could be months before the court announces a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health – which could potentially overthrow Roe v. Wade – Congresswoman from New York called into question the legitimacy of the tribunal due to the fact that a third of the judges were appointed by former President Trump.

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“Out of 9 judges, 3 were appointed by a man who tried to overthrow the US government (and elected through a minority). These 3 will decide whether the US will legalize forcing people to give birth against their will,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Wednesday. evening. “Legitimacy requires the consent of the governed. They dismantle it.”

Ocasio-Cortez has hinted that the legal authority of Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett is somewhat questionable because Trump failed to win the popular vote in the 2016 election and because his supporters took stormed the Capitol on January 6.

His claim that the court is deciding whether to legalize forcing people to give birth against their will is a twist on the question of whether a state can ban abortion before fetal viability, a standard supported by Roe v. Wade and 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Supreme Court unable to ban abortion in US

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Ocasio-Cortez is far from the first Democrat to attack the Supreme Court. On Monday, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, DN.H., claimed that a “revolution” would ensue if the High Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

“I hope the Supreme Court is listening to the people of the United States because – to come back to Adam Sexton’s question – I think if you want to see a revolution unfold, outlaw Roe v. Wade and see what the response from the public, especially young people, “Shaheen said.” Because I think it won’t be acceptable for young women or young men. “

In June 2020, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., was reprimanded by Chief Justice John Roberts for remarks he made as the court heard arguments in another case involving restrictions on abortion.

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“I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You released the whirlwind and you will pay the price! Schumer shouted at a rally for abortion rights. “You won’t know what hit you if you go ahead with these terrible decisions.”

In a statement released later that day, Roberts warned that “such threatening statements from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous.”

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