Skip to comments.Kennedy's retirement .. an enabler of Trump's pro-business, racist, anti-woman agenda
Posted on 06/27/2018 1:30:33 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
After a Supreme Court term that saw one conservative victory after another, the final blow fell on Wednesday afternoon: Justice Anthony Kennedy (who has been the median vote on the Supreme Court since the retirement of Sandra Day OConnor in 2006) announced his retirement. It is almost impossible to overstate the significance of this.
Anthony Kennedys legacy could have been as a conservative respected for providing key votes to uphold a womans right to choose and the right-to-same sex marriage. Instead, he shall be remembered as one of the most important allies of Donald Trumps pro-business white nationalism.
Whats particularly disturbing about this is that Republicans have gotten its firm hold on the Court despite lacking a popular mandate. The Republican Party has lost the popular vote in 6 out of 7 presidential elections, and is relying more and more on the race-baiting of Donald Trump and his allies to bring supporters to the polls because its domestic agenda is highly unpopular. The party is also relying increasingly on vote suppression of non-conservative racial minority groups rather than attracting voters to stay in power, most recently with the assistance of a Supreme Court that is at war with the Voting Rights Act and unwilling to overrule even the most egregious partisan gerrymanders.
This has the possibility to create a constitutional crisis. If the next Democratic Congress is prevented from enacting much of its agenda by a partisan Supreme court, this may lead to court-packing or other serious retaliation against the judicial branch. By handing a president not chosen by the people a second Supreme Court nomination, Anthony Kennedys ultimate legacy may be the destruction of the court as we know it.
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Scott Lemieux is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. He is the co-author of Judicial Review and Democratic Theory and contributes regularly to The Week, Reuters, and the New Republic.
Scotty pings my gaydar to 11.
Stupid fat slob. Nbc propagandist.
Scott Lemieux is an idiot.
I love it when liberal commie loons start wetting their pants, its a beautiful thing
They just cannot get over the fact that Hillary didn't win. What a bunch of sore losermen!
This has been a tough week for the liberals, hasn’t it? Supreme Court decisions going against them, and now the hated(by them) Trump gets another Supreme Court nominee.
And now that the Dems shot themselves in the foot on the Gorsuch nomination, by filibustering, then seeing the filibuster done away with, the Dems. can’t threaten a filibuster on this next nomination.
Their main hope, could be that with a margin of only 51-49, or 50-49 considering that John McCain may never return, some soft Republicans might vote against a strong conservative. That may be Chuck Schumer’s only hope.
the final blow fell on Wednesday afternoon
LOL don’t bet on it fat boy
“By handing a president not chosen by the people a second Supreme Court nomination, Anthony Kennedys ultimate legacy may be the destruction of the court as we know it.”
The danmed idiots NEVER quit——still moaning about the electoral college.
Poorest losers EVER !!!!!!!!!!!
Elections have consequences. #ForDecades!
This may be fun to watch, as this unfolds. Get popcorn.
I’m going to watch MSNBC tonight, to see how Rachel and her boys have their meltdown over this.
I don’t think Rachel will cry again. She only cries during ginned up events, such as Kids At The Border week.
I rumps victory was legitimate.
Whether the Left comes to terms with it, thats their problem.
Yeah, this is really Putin's SCOTUS pick. I get it now....
“Donald Trump’s pro-business white nationalism”
LOL. These people are either crazy as hell or lying wildly through their teeth for propaganda purposes. Oh well, at least this guy isn’t pretending that the Dems aren’t aggressively anti-business and (therefore) anti-jobs.
“...a president not chosen by the people...”
Was watching the msnbc coverage of election night a few days ago. When it became apparent Trump was going to win, their analyst went to the map to talk about Hillary’s path to victory in the popular vote.
Justice Kennedy was their sjw vote. Trump says his replacement will come off of his list while running for potus. Kennedy was a wildcard at times. Now a Gorsuch type and Ruth Buzzie or Sotomyer dropping. MAGA could last 30 or 40 years. Go DJT. MAGA some more. Makes me smile.
“a president not chosen by the people”
Cf Clinton in 1992 and Kennedy in 1960. The majority of “the people” voted against them in both cases. I’d suggest reading the US Constitution, but his ilk reject it.
“Pro-business” has reached pejorative levels, like “racist” and “sexist”.
I thought we “won” the cold war against communism...
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