President Trump is expected to announce his nominee Monday to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. This nomination will be among the most significant actions of the Trump presidency and is generating an enormous amount of discussion and debate.
On the left, the rhetoric is heated and mostly centers on whether the nominee would try to overturn the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
Federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett – who the media report is a finalist in contention for the Supreme Court nomination – has been attacked on the abortion issue. The mainstream media have made sexist comments about her. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund accused her of racial prejudice.
Democratic congressional leaders – together with Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America and other left-leaning organizations – have launched a scorched-earth campaign against Coney Barrett in light of their perception that she will overturn Roe v. Wade if she becomes a Supreme Court justice.
On the right, the debate centers on which of President Trump’s highly qualified potential nominees will be chosen, and who would make the best justice.
Both sides agree that the confirmation of Kennedy’s successor is a major event that could have profound implications for our nation over the next several decades.
And, as I argue in “Letters to an American Christian,” there are three things American citizens – especially evangelical conservatives – should hope for in a Supreme Court nominee.
First, we want a nominee who will…
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