I listened to the oral argument in the OSHA mandate cases today. I’m in a bit of a quandary about how to comment. (Before I go any further, let me remind the Gentle Reader that I am not a lawyer; I’m an engineer, and I’m not your engineer.) As multiple commentators have pointed out, Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan made several factual statement that were simply wrong. It is possible for vaccinated individuals to catch and spread covid. There aren’t now—nor has there be across the entire pandemic—100,000 acute pediatric cases. The omicron variant is not deadlier than the delta.
I suppose it is possible that being kept in a bubble by handler/clerks could explain a certain level of ignorance, but when the cat’s so far out of the bag even outlets such as NPR are having to begin truthful reporting, it’s hared to imagine those justice really believe what they were saying.
If they do believe what they said, that’s kinda scary.
If they don’t believe it and said it anyway, that’s even scarier.
“that’s kinda scary”, “even scarier”
Either way, it it UTTERLY TERRIFYING.
Their comments make you wonder about mental competence. They were that obviously misinformed (either by deliberate error or malicious intent) that the 3 should face a competency check.
Sotomayor is just mentally competent enough to reflexively oppose our rights. She’s doing exactly what the left put her there for.
it is possible for a vaccinated person to get covid and spread it