Even under “normal” political times; the fight for a SCOTUS Justice is often a brutal one.
But as the saying goes…these are not normal times.
Justice Kennedy is retiring; two of the “liberal” judges are in their 80’s; and we have a POTUS hell bent on feeding the masses that will satiate his enormous ego.
Most importantly; the nomination puts one issue; and one issue only, into focus…abortion.
Personally I am not nearly as “fired-up” about this issue (a SCOTUS Justice nomination; NOT abortion, which I don’t discuss) as many of my friends and colleagues on the Right and Left are…because often the Justices “surprise” the Tribalist because they either 1) stick to the Law 2) make narrow decisions that are case-specific and/or 3) make decisions that are about preserving the Rights of U.S. citizens despite the screams of the Tribe.
Let’s hope that those who truly research the nominee’s provide Trump with solid legal scholars who understand the Law and are not merely mouthpieces of their Tribe.
What say 'ye?