Virtually at no time during President Trump’s administration did the political industrial complex avoid controversy. However, with the mainstream media buzzing about Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his alleged deviant improprieties, the landscape escalated dramatically. To the leftists’ chagrin, the Senate confirmed Justice Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, which has untold effects.
Thanks to the recent confirmation, the Supreme Court will now work with a conservative base. Chief Justice John Roberts – former President George W. Bush’s pick — already sets the tone and the framework; now, he “enjoys” the benefit that his opinion will likely be actualized when the votes are tallied.
Of course, no Supreme Court justice, or any member of the broader justice system, will admit to such partisan influence. But as Hugh MacMillan, a Scottish judge and Parliament member opined:
a judge does not shed the attributes of common humanity when he assumes the ermine. The ordinary human mind is a mass of prepossessions inherited and acquired, often none the less dangerous because unrecognized by the possessor.
Clearly, partisan politics matter in the justice system. Otherwise, no one would have viciously fought the Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court. But adding to the fire, the left should expect the “problem” to exacerbate significantly.
Supreme Court to Likely Become a Conservative Stronghold
During a nearly-unprecedented period following Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing, the Supreme Court made due with only eight justices. On election day 2016, the highest court of the land had a vacancy, something that hadn’t occurred since Abraham Lincoln won reelection in 1864.
At the time, the Republican-controlled Senate blocked Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination. It was a huge gamble since if the election went awry, a Democrat-dominated government could force in whoever they want. Still, Republicans held their ground and hoped against hope for a Trump victory.
Now, everything has changed for the entire justice system. Not only did Trump appoint conservative judges to the Supreme Court, he will likely have more opportunities.
Of course, I’m referring to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. At 85 years old, chances are, she’s due for expiration. She’s four years older than the 81-year average lifespan for American women. Moreover, a CBS report late-last year indicated that women in this country are dying younger.
True, Justice Ginsburg has access to the world’s best healthcare system. She also exercises prolifically. But as a counterweight, she imbibes frequently, often to a stupor. It’s a risk that no 85-year old should take lightly.
In addition, 80-year old Stephen Breyer is no spring chicken. Justice Breyer is also four years older than the average American male lifespan at 76 years. His longevity in the Supreme Court is not at all guaranteed.
So long as Trump avoids impeachment, the second half of his term will undoubtedly feature intense controversies.