There will be a new Supreme Court Justice this year

The shift to the right in the United States Supreme Court will continue.

The passing of Justice Ruth Badger Ginsburg opens the door for the President to nominate another justice. It would be his third appointment in the first four years of his presidency.

Wait, you say, Sen. Mitch McConnell established a kind-of unwritten rule in 2016 when he blocked President Obama from nominating a candidate because, in McConnell’s opinion, the American people should first determine who the president would be before anyone new joins the Court.

Get real. Do you really think the senator is going to follow that unwritten rule now?

We should anticipate that the Supreme Court will have, at least on reputation, five conservative justices. That doesn’t include the Chief Justice, who, frankly, appears “liberal” in comparison to some of the jurists with whom he works.

You can argue what that reliably fifth conservative justice will mean to American law.

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