In light of the Supreme Court’s chilling decision today overturning Roe v. Wade (and its equally chilling implications for other rights based on substantive due process,) I am re-upping this post from 2020.  The exercise of power in our nation is increasingly de-linked from popular will, making today’s action by the Court not only a devastating blow to the rights of women that inserts the government into the most personal of decisions, but also exhibit A in a growing crisis of democratic legitimacy.