Published: Thu, February 09, 2017
National | By Traci Kelley

Democrats must filibuster to save our Supreme Court

Democrats must filibuster to save our Supreme Court

A Democratic filibuster of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, would be political insanity, Sen. The two chatted quietly and gave no statements as reporters and photographers were escorted into Schumer's office to photograph them together. José F. Anderson writes that nominees to the Supreme Court should show a capacity for deciding cases that goes beyond the ideology of the president who nominated him or her.

President Trump might be viewed as a wild card in the judicial selection process because his views sometimes diverge from Republican Party orthodoxy.

"Mainstream." We are having a country-wide civics lesson on who is or is not out of our mainstream: Senate Democrats or the Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. In The Wall Street Journal, Brent Kendall and Jess Bravin report that the judge's "commitment to collegiality and his attentiveness to the judiciary's reputation" will "bring a different dynamic" to the court from that created by the more "confrontational" Justice Antonin Scalia.

And then there's the question of what will happen when and if Trump gets the opportunity to nominate someone to succeed a liberal justice.

Ban Ki-moon rules out presidential run
He was criticised for wearing a bib when the woman was not - and for feeding her while she was lying flat on her back. If Park is impeached, the next presidential election must be held within 60 days of the court's decision.

'A Dog's Purpose' video was intentionally misleading, investigation reveals
When the controversial video first surfaced in January, stars were quick to denounce the damaging claims of animal abuse. Robin Ganzert to discuss her company's investigation into the treatment of the dogs on the set of A Dog's objective .

DeMarcus Cousins Facing Suspension For Shoving Bulls Assistant Coach
The NBA will review the two technical fouls in the coming days to determine if they should be upheld or withdrawn. The second occured at the very end of the game, when Cousins was upset about a non-call.

Given Trump's attacks on judges both on the campaign trail and as President, the Democratic leader said "the bar for a Supreme Court nominee to prove that he can be independent has never been higher". It's about a bumpkin who finds himself appointed to a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate by political bosses who hope to take advantage of his naivete.

The class action waiver dispute, one of the biggest business cases before the high court, could potentially divide the court, meaning Gorsuch could cast the decisive vote. Jeff Sessions is installed as US attorney general. It is interesting to observe that Judge Gorsuch's mother, the late Anne Burford Gorsuch, was a very controversial EPA Administrator under President Ronald Reagan. "Because this is a lifetime appointment, this is as big as it gets". The previous administration put forward Judge Merrick Garland as a possible successor to Justice Scalia but in an unprecedented move, Senate Republicans refused to even consider President Obama's nominee.

In his 2010 book "The Decline and Fall of the American Republic", Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman predicted that the president would be changed "from an 18th-century notable to a 19th-century party magnate to a 20th-century tribune to a 21st-century demagogue", noted a February 4 article in The Economist. Democrats and Republicans agree - 46 percent and 47 percent, respectively - that he will make the Supreme Court more conservative, though about 20 percent of partisans say his presence on the court would leave it unchanged.

Like this: