The Supreme Court just voted 5-4 to allow Trump to divert Defense Department funds to the construction of his Border Wall. Sneaky Mitch McConnell stole Obama’s Merrick Garland pick and we got conservative Neil Gorsuch instead. Then Trump stuck us with Brett Kavanaugh for the next 20+ years. When swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy retired, it has fallen to Chief Justice John Roberts, a kid who grew up in Buffalo, NY, to keep the Supreme Court from completely becoming a Right-Wing extension of the Republican Party.
Joan Biskupic’s analysis of the life and times of John Roberts presents a compelling picture of a deeply conservative judge. Yet, Roberts’s career is rooted in traditional legal precedents. Roberts attempts to keep the Supreme Court somewhat balanced. But, what if Ruth Bader Ginsburg retires and Trump puts another arch conservative on the Court? What if the conservative wing of the Supreme Court repeals Roe v. Wade and the marriage-equality cases? If Trump wins another four years, he could pack the Supreme Court with right-wingers. Then, not even John Roberts could mitigate the damage. What do you think will happen to the Supreme Court? GRADE: B+