For those who might think the US Supreme Court is ABOVE politics …
The US Supreme Court is made up of living and breathing human beings…
To get the job?
They HAVE play politics….
Once on the court they are GENERALLY defined by the politics of their views which is also what they tend to base their point of view of the law inn their decisions ….
Donald Trump has put two people on the court….
Harry Reid goes on about what Democrats should be doing about things on the court in the future….
When I hear Democrats running for president talk about their ideas to address our country’s urgent problems, I always find myself returning to the same question: What will you do to protect the Supreme Court of the United States?
Senate Republicans have hijacked our Supreme Court. They stole a seat that should have been filled by President Obama in 2016 and they rushed to confirm Brett Kavanaugh last year despite ample evidence that he lied to Congress. The result is the Supreme Court is now a ticking time bomb, set to blow up any meaningful progressive reforms for decades to come. Yet, the court has been the subject of surprisingly little discussion so far in the presidential primary.
I have previously stated the next Democratic president should be willing to eliminate the Senate filibuster to pass big solutions such as a comprehensive climate change proposal. But the reality is, that step alone will not matter much if this Supreme Court proceeds to strike down any such legislation.
That is why any Democratic candidate serious about addressing the urgent crises facing our country needs a plan for dealing with the Supreme Court.
This starts with a public commitment to nominate bold, progressive lawyers to the court. Mitch McConnell’s elimination of the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees means that, if Democrats win back the Senate next year, the next Democratic president will not have to cater to unreasonable Republicans to find a justice who can win 60 votes. Instead, there will be an opportunity to nominate justices who have spent their careers fighting for progressive values and can rebalance a Court that is now biased towards the rich and the powerful….