GoU quoting this Slate article:
What do originalists want? Let's take a look at the head of the Federalist Society, Leonard Leo:
For context, this little guy was 2 years older than my father. My father could have BEEN this guy, anywhere in this country.In the 1930s, women had no constitutional right to equality. They could legally be kept off juries, given different work hours, paid less money, and imprisoned for using birth control. It would be another four decades before the Supreme Court struck down even a single law for discriminating against women. Kavanaugh and Gorsuch—again, both products of Leo’s vetting—recently dissented from the court’s temporary blocking of a Louisiana law that would have left the entire state with just a single doctor able to perform abortions.
In the first half of the 20th century, the police could beat confessions out of arrestees. Poor defendants had no right to a lawyer. Evidence could be illegally seized and used in prosecutions. In 1944, for example, South Carolina executed a 14-year-old black boy named George Stinney for the murders of two white girls. He was questioned alone, without his parents or a lawyer present, and convicted by an all-white jury after a two-hour trial and 10 minutes of deliberation. He wasn’t allowed to appeal. He had to sit on books to fit into the headpiece of the electric chair. Only in 2014, 70 years too late, did a circuit court judge vacate the 14-year-old Stinney’s murder conviction. The Stinney case tells you all you need to know about criminal justice in the age Leo wants to bring back.
An Undying Mystery: George Stinney - The Post and Courier, 2018 series
In 1944, George Stinney was young, black and sentenced to dieIn 1944, George Stinney Jr. became the youngest person ever executed in South Carolina at age 14. He was accused of bludgeoning two white girls to death and convicted by an all-white jury in a matter of minutes. Now, more than 70 years later, new evidence suggests someone else may have committed the murders. The Post and Courier explores this haunting tale that still plagues the small town of Alcolu.
Young lawyer dusts off old evidence to cast doubt on George Stinney’s conviction
Quest to clear George Stinney’s name draws new scrutiny to another man
New details emerge about an alternate suspect in Alcolu girls’ murders
Despite racial wounds, Alcolu residents unite to preserve memories of a bygone heyday