"Are you serious? Are you serious?"
Well, apparently it's a serious question after all. It's interesting to ask why the bill's proponents never took the issue seriously.
Jay Cost summarizes his answer:
So that is why the left was so surprised. They have no intellectual sympathy for the positions articulated by the conservatives on the Supreme Court. Those opinions rarely if ever make it into their news reports, newspapers, or magazines, and insofar as they were confronted with these contrary views they just ignored them.There were quite surprised to find that they faced
a serious chance it could all be erased.