Democrats have long relied on corrupt court officials to find a way to seal them a victory. Those days might be changing.
Because the Supreme Court just handed a ruling down that left Democrats wailing in tears.
For decades, the Democrats have been handed way more major wins than their Republican counterparts in court.
That’s especially true when it comes to the Supreme Court as well.
The 2008 D.C. v. Heller ruling – which established that individuals have a right to bear arms independent of serving in a militia, just as the Second Amendment states – was probably the only huge win conservatives won for many years.
Even that case was a razor thing 5-4 decision.
It wasn’t until Donald Trump was able to nominate and see three Justices confirmed to the High Court’s bench that the tides started to change for conservatives and Republicans.
Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Barrett have fundamentally changed the makeup of the Supreme Court for years to come.
They’ve handed significant wins to conservatives and Republicans recently, notably, the Dobbs ruling which effectively overturned the horrible Roe v. Wade decision from 1973 which has long been criticized by legal experts on all ends of the political spectrum.
That set off a firestorm as it signaled that the Supreme Court no longer existed in the back pocket of radical Leftists and Democrats.
In another stunning ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has now also agreed to take a case – Gonzalez v. Google – which deals with the extent to which Big Tech companies are free from Government oversight and free to make their own decisions on their platforms.
This came up after Nohemi Gonzalez, a young American woman was killed in an ISIS attack in 2015 in Paris. The Gonzalez family sued Google – which owns YouTube – for allowing ISIS to radicalize users with targeted terrorist videos and content.
The case was thrown out by a lower judge, but the Gonzalez family successfully appealed to the Supreme Court to hear their case against Google.
A major discussion point surrounding this case is Section 230, which protects tech companies from consequences when their platform potentially or “inadvertently” leads to crimes, like the ISIS attack in 2015.
While some Democrats have been critical of Google and other Big Tech companies, they largely let the companies off the hook as long as they keep pandering to their agenda in the long run.
This case is a huge problem for the Democrats because they’ve relied on huge social media companies being able to avoid responsibility when they need to and pull the “free speech” card at the same time to peddle the Democrat’s agenda.
This much was proven when Facebook admitted to working with the FBI to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 election cycle so it wouldn’t have any impact on the outcomes of the races.
Others are concerned that Section 230 changing or being thrown out could lead to a dangerous precedent of the government being overly involved in the matters of private companies.
Either way, there are problems with the way the system is currently working.
Platforms and YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook can’t claim they need the right to exercise sole discretion to leave up some content while taking down other content while they allow content that can lead to terrorist radicalization or even child exploitation.
You can’t have your cake and eat it too. Either they actually curate their platforms to rid it of dangerous content like terrorist radicalization, or they will be forced to be subject to government oversight doing that for them.
Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.