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The Politics of the Supreme Court

The Politics of the Supreme Court
In 2016, Republicans andDemocrats were not onlybattling for the presidency,a spot on the Supreme Court was also on the line.Troy Slaten "The Supreme Court picks that aPresident makes can have longlasting implications." The court has always touted. It'sapolitical nature. However,justices are selected becauseof their conservative or liberal record. Troy Slaten"Trump's Supreme Court picks havesolidified a conservativemajority for possibly thenext generation or so."00:27.250 --> 00:31.650However, recent rulings have put that conservative certainty into question.Chief Justice Roberts, sidingwith more liberal justices torule against Louisiana'sabortion law. And in a 6-3decision, the court rulingLGBTQ+ people are protectedfrom discrimination, withJustice Gorsuch even writingthe opinion. President Trumpwas not happy with thedecision. Rulings on thepresident's own taxes, birthcontrol and Obamacareexceptions and religiousschools are expected thismonth. Matt Klink It is not about politics, it's about the lawand the interpretation of the law." This isn't the firsttime a sitting president hasbeen surprised by hisappointees. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was nominated tothe court by President Reaganand then upheld rulings forabortion rights. Now, manycourt experts say Roberts isshifting into the traditionalswing vote role, famously heldfor so long by retired Justice Kennedy.Matt Klink "Conservative judges and justices that areconfirmed don't always vote conservatively, and the same holds with liberals. And, that's what makes the SupremeCourt such a fantasticinstitution." With talk of Justice Thomas retiring andJustices: Ginsberg and Bryeraging, the balance of theSupreme Court is again in thehands of a presidential election.In 2016, Republicans andDemocrats were not onlybattling for the presidency,a spot on the Supreme Court was also on the line.Troy Slaten "The Supreme Court picks that aPresident makes can have longlasting implications." The court has always touted. It'sapolitical nature. However,justices are selected becauseof their conservative or liberal record. Troy Slaten"Trump's Supreme Court picks havesolidified a conservativemajority for possibly thenext generation or so."00:27.250 --> 00:31.650However, recent rulings have put that conservative certainty into question.Chief Justice Roberts, sidingwith more liberal justices torule against Louisiana'sabortion law. And in a 6-3decision, the court rulingLGBTQ+ people are protectedfrom discrimination, withJustice Gorsuch even writingthe opinion. President Trumpwas not happy with thedecision. Rulings on thepresident's own taxes, birthcontrol and Obamacareexceptions and religiousschools are expected thismonth. Matt Klink It is not about politics, it's about the lawand the interpretation of the law." This isn't the firsttime a sitting president hasbeen surprised by hisappointees. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was nominated tothe court by President Reaganand then upheld rulings forabortion rights. Now, manycourt experts say Roberts isshifting into the traditionalswing vote role, famously heldfor so long by retired Justice Kennedy.Matt Klink "Conservative judges and justices that areconfirmed don't always vote conservatively, and the same holds with liberals. And, that's what makes the SupremeCourt such a fantasticinstitution." With talk of Justice Thomas retiring andJustices: Ginsberg and Bryeraging, the balance of theSupreme Court is again in thehands of a presidential election.