In 2005, former Federalist Society member, John Roberts, became the 17th chief justice of the United States, the activist and professor issued a warning to progressives about the power of the high court, one should remember in lieu of Kavanaugh's ascension.
"It would be naive to depend on the Supreme Court to defend the rights of poor people, women, people of color, dissenters of all kinds," Robert's wrote. "Those rights only come alive when citizens organize, protest, demonstrate, strike, boycott, rebel, and violate the law in order to uphold justice."
"The Constitution gave no rights to working people: no right to work less than twelve hours a day, no right to a living wage, no right to safe working conditions," he continued. "Workers had to organize, go on strike, defy the law, the courts, the police, create a great movement which won the eight-hour day, and caused such commotion that Congress was forced to pass a minimum wage law, and Social Security, and unemployment insurance."
It is extraordinary that a conservative would speak with such an honest historical perspective. It would be even more extraordinary if he were to do what the Senate Judiciary Committee should have done and actually conduct an investigation of Kavanaugh's past behavior on the lower court. I would be flummoxed and proven wrong on a number of beliefs. We would all be able to celebrate the restoration of credibility to what has been an extraordinarily partisan oppressive court.