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If you're only an "originalist" when it leads to an outcome favored by your political party or mandated by your, uhhh, "conservative" values, you're not an originalist.

https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/19/politics/amy-coney-barrett-clarence-thomas-originalism/index.html

#SCOTUS #politics

in reply to DC Deejay

that’s not what happened here, though.

Both sides in the dispute were engaging in originalist analysis. They simply weighed different factors differently in light of an incomplete picture.

Barrett wanted to go farther and make a broader ruling, while the ruling that carried the day was narrower given the case before them.

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/23pdf/22-704_4246.pdf