I can understand both sides of the American political divide at the moment. Liberals are outraged at the idea that their long-desired court majority was “stolen” from them, first by their inability to flip Scalia’s seat from a conservative to a liberal, and now by the prospect that a “swing” vote in Anthony Kennedy will be replaced by an ostensibly reliable conservative voice in Brett Kavanaugh. Conservatives, on the other hand, are understandably elated at expanding their majority, but would feel no differently than liberals if the tables were turned: just as angry.
The Supreme Court has turned into a never-ending political dogfight, one we battle every Presidential election, every midterm election, and when an actual vacancy opens up, all the long knives come out.
Doesn’t that tell you something? Continue reading