Senate Rows Conservative to Judge of the U.S. Supreme Court… Under normal circumstances, Democrats in the United States would feel confident enough now. Their presidential candidate has a stable lead position a week before election day, and it looks like they have a chance of winning the Senate primacy again. Perhaps soon the entire American government will be in the hands of the US Democratic Party, almost all but one too important branch, writes Bloomberg…
Amy Connie Barrett was named a US Supreme Court Justice, making her yet another “conservative voice” in court.
This means that the Republicans have gained the upper hand in the US Supreme Court. It is this composition of the court that will have the ability to overturn not only what Joe Biden can do as president, but also what former American President Barack Obama has done, in particular the Affordable Care Act.
Any Democrats celebrating Biden’s potential electoral victory (assuming the court does not “reappoint” President Donald Trump) must soon give way to planning how to deal with a decidedly Republican and conservative Supreme Court.
The Republicans have undoubtedly resorted to “tricks.” At one time, they did not allow Obama to appoint a new judge to the Supreme Court in an election year, however, only eight days before the US presidential election in 2020, Republicans supported the appointment of conservative Amy Connie Barrett, and this despite the fact that many Americans have already voted in the election.
Radical Republican hardball should alert the Democratic Party of the United States, and Democrats must decide whether to continue adhering to the norm or also to become radical.
Biden has pledged that he will only make important decisions on judicial reform with bipartisan consensus, but he may soon find that implementing such plans risks becoming a daunting task.
Expansion of the court is one of the options that is becoming more popular, and it will certainly be the easiest way to neutralize too obvious conservative influence in the court, the newspaper concludes.
Ahead of the final round of the Trump-Biden debate, a Gallup poll showed 56% of Americans believe Trump does not deserve a second term. Historically, in the United States, all candidates with an approval rating of 50% and above won re-election, while presidents with an approval rating well below 50% lost.
Trump, who is trying to stay in the White House for another cadence, continues to lag behind Biden in polls. Analysts of The Economist magazine believe that Biden’s chances of winning are much higher than those of the current head of state.
It’s worth noting that Biden has better ratings ahead of the election than any US presidential contender since 1936.