Thad wrote:Upthorn wrote:Thad wrote:I don't think even this Supreme Court is going to let the "the president can't be investigated for anything, for any reason, while in office" argument ride.
I long for the days when I had your naïve optimism.
It's not optimism, it's just a different kind of cynicism.
Conservative Supreme Court justices are similar to conservative elected officials, but they're not quite the same thing. They aren't running for reelection; they're thinking past the next election and they're aware that, no matter how much they gut the Voting Rights Act and uphold gerrymandering, sooner or later there's probably going to be another Democratic president.
Stare decisis is really more of a guideline.