In spite of a scorched-earth campaign by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia’s untimely death last year. Gorsuch’s nomination was one of the most significant actions of the Trump presidency so far, and his confirmation will now have profound [ Read More ]
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Once Donald Trump assumes the office of President of the United States, he will select a nominee to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court caused by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia earlier this year. This nomination will be among the most significant actions of Mr. Trump’s presidency. And for this reason, it is [ Read More ]
In this week’s news about the 2016 election race, one of the many interesting sub-plots is an opinion-column fracas concerning constitutional interpretation. It started with an anti-Trump editorial in USA Today, continued with Mike Pence’s response to that editorial and, most recently, was perpetuated by Linda Greenhouse’s commentary on Pence’s article in the pages of [ Read More ]
No Social Transformation without Representation: What We the People Should Expect in a Nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States
The British cultural critic G. K. Chesterton once noted, “Seemingly from the dawn of man all nations have had governments, and all nations have been ashamed of them.” What is true of “all nations” in relation to their governments is true of many “Americans” in relation to the Supreme Court majority.
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