At the age of 87, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, nominated by Clinton and part of the liberal, democratic wing of the judiciary, died of pancreatic cancer. We recall that the US Supreme Court is the highest legal body of the Union, to which all the most complex cases reach and whose decision sets an important precedent. Supreme Court justices are appointed for life.
This departure provides an opportunity for Trump to appoint a conservative judge and create a solid Republican majority in the highest legal body. the current president has already appointed two judges and now it's up to the third. His work thus brought back conservatives, with the help of fate that has mowed down three members in a few years, the court itself. This is important because the supreme court often finds itself deciding on very important issues such as personal rights, the right to life and also on electoral matters. This could be very important for the current presidency. The presidential nominations must be confirmed by the Senate which has a very narrow Republican majority at the moment, so the pressure of the Dems has begun to make some senators change their minds and do not confirm Trump's choice until after the elections. There is already a list of Trump's favorite judges, but in the next few days the environment will heat up to incandescence.
This is a machine translation of a post published on Scenari Economici at the URL https://scenarieconomici.it/muore-il-giudice-ginsburg-trump-nominera-un-altro-giudice-della-corte-suprema/ on Sat, 19 Sep 2020 06:49:57 +0000.