‘At present, all hope for maintaining the civil and social rights we have fought so hard for lies in the hands of the Supreme Court.’ …. this is the only entity standing between the USA BD and the USA AD … Before and after Drumpf ….
Now that Congress has ‘fallen into line’ and is pandering to Trump’s every whim, licking his boots and kissing his posterior, there is one last bastion of justice remaining: the United States Supreme Court. Last year, after the untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Republicans in Congress effectively blocked President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, by refusing to hold even preliminary confirmation hearings. Thus, the position remained open when Trump took office, and it is now up to him to fill. More about that in a bit.
The U.S. Constitution does not specify the number of Supreme Court Justices. Article III of the Constitution established the Supreme Court, but left it to Congress to decide on the appropriate number of Justices. The Judiciary Act of 1789 set the number at six: a chief justice and five associate justices. In 1807, Congress increased the number of justices to seven; in 1837, the…
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