President Trump will pick someone from his “list” of judges who will uphold our Constitution, rather than “legislate from the bench.” The madness of the left’s agenda has mainly been forced on us by the courts, and that’s going to change…
The Supreme Court has already improved with the appointment of Justice Gorsuch, ruling against unions forcing non-members to pay dues (to be funneled to Democrats), ruling for the President’s travel ban, against forcing Christians to violate their beliefs, and upholding redistricting.
These are all huge blows to the “progressives.” Huge!
Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he is retiring, giving President Trump a critical opportunity to move the Supreme Court more solidly to the right in what promises to be an epic confirmation fight.
The 81-year-old senior associate justice informed the White House in a letter of his intention to step down from the high court after 30 years, effective July 31. Rumors of another vacancy have reverberated across Washington for months; the decision comes a year after Kennedy’s former law clerk Neil Gorsuch took over the seat occupied by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Trump, reacting to the opportunity to select a second high court pick, called Kennedy a “great justice” and said he’d begin the search for a replacement immediately.
“Hopefully, we’re going to pick somebody who will be as outstanding,” Trump said.
On the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed the chamber would vote “this fall” on Kennedy’s successor.
Arguably the most powerful member of the Supreme Court, Kennedy’s moderate-conservative views often left him the “swing” — or deciding — vote in hot-button cases ranging from abortion to gay rights to political campaign spending.
A Supreme Court vacancy will likely become a key issue in a midterm congressional election year, when control of the Senate is at stake.
That body will consider Trump’s latest high court nominee, requiring only a simple majority for confirmation. GOP leaders changed the rules when Gorsuch was being considered, to get rid of the 60-vote procedural filibuster threshold.
But Democrats are expected to try and transform the court opening into a broader political referendum on Trump’s leadership, and the future of social issues like immigration, gun rights and race.
Republicans, for their part, hope Kennedy’s replacement helps them in the November elections. Still, McConnell indicated he hopes for a vote in the fall.
Without Kennedy, the court will be split between four liberal justices who were appointed by Democratic presidents and four conservatives who were named by Republicans. Trump’s nominee is likely to give the conservatives a solid majority and will face a Senate process in which Republicans hold the slimmest majority, but Democrats can’t delay confirmation.
Kennedy was nominated to the court by President Ronald Reagan in 1987 and sworn in the following year.
While often voting with the court’s conservative bloc, he has been a key swing vote in a number of cases and occasionally sided with the court’s liberal wing, particularly on issues such as gay rights and abortion. Most notably, he wrote the 2015 ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, which found that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
I listened to leftist talk radio on the way home today, and they are in a panic. Some are saying that this will destroy the Democrat party. Let’s pray for that!
My mother couldn’t get a legal abortion and I can’t f*cking believe I have to worry my daughters won’t be able to either.
The kids I know who are DACA recipients, who are LGBTQ, who have medical and mental health issues, my heart just breaks for them. And we are the lucky ones, in a blue city/state with support and resources.
You could always suggest they have safe sex and actually plan a family. Maybe explain the dangers of unprotected sex and like maybe be a mother.
so, you’re upset your mother didn’t abort you? self-awareness isn’t very strong with you LOLOLOLOLOLOL
Have ya thought about teaching your daughter’s alternatives to abortion? Birth control, abstinence etc. Wow. just go right to the option that is most destructive including to your potential grandchild. #LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder
just spit-balling here… but that might be something you should be grateful for…
You’re upset that you weren’t aborted?
Like OMG!! like thats the 1st thing most parents think about! Hows about teaching them to have SAFE SEX! Close their legs ? Maybe? Or is Grandma “,teaching them the HIPPIE SWING?
OMG! This was my first thought when I heard this news too!! Where are my daughters going to get their abortions?!?!?!? I’m really sorry your mom couldn’t get her abortion. Stay strong. #LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder
So you literally wish your mother could have legally aborted you? Leftists really are unhinged.