We lost the most important Supreme Court of the last thirty years yesterday, with the death of Antonin Scalia. Scalia was a brilliant jurist with a deep and abiding love for the wisdom of the Founding Fathers and their most important legacy, the Constitution of The United States of American. Why mostly viewed conservative, Scalia always went to the side he felt the US Constitution demanded that he support, which caused, at times, seemingly perplexing votes on issues. Mostly this meant protecting the people from the encroachment of the government.
Mark Joseph Stern writing for SLATE probably best summed up this phenomena:
I think Mitch McConnell was out of line in telling our current Presidential mediocrity not to submit a nominee. Obama has the right to submit a nominee and if Obama submits one as terrible as Sonia Sotomayor, the US Senate should exercise their “Advise & Consent” powers and not consent
Curiously, Mc Connell’s position is exactly the one Democrats voiced in 1960
Oh well, what goes around comes around