Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the US Supreme Court yesterday
Clip by The Rachel Maddow Show in YouTube on June 27, 2018
“No vote on a successor to Kennedy until after the November elections, same rules should apply now as applied when the Scalia seat came up…”
First things first…yes, we’re back!!! Things on the rugby site got a little crazy and busy so sadly we had to leave this one idle again, but we’re not giving up on it just yet.
We return on the day after the most important event of the Donald Trump presidency. Yes, it is that serious.
Justice Kennedy’s decision to retire now gives Trump the opportunity to replace him with a hard-line conservative which will leave a majority five of them on the court. That’s not to say Kennedy was liberal by a long shot, but at least his vote did go our way on occasion.
And it would seem that with a majority in the Senate, albeit the narrowest one of 51-49, there is nothing that can stop Trump and his ‘revamped’ Republican party to get the job done.
But as you can see from the video, Rachel Maddow isn’t so sure. She puts a lot of pressure on Republican senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski to prove their ‘pro-choice’ credentials by blocking any Trump nominee until after the midterm elections, but as always the MSNBC anchor definitely makes a compelling argument.
Again to be clear, this is an issue that supersedes the Wall, North Korea, Iran deal, Paris accord, Charlottesville, even child separation at the border and the Mueller investigation ,in terms of importance.
Very interesting times ahead to say the least. JLP