Letters to the Editor

Letter: Politics in our judiciary

To the Editor:

On Dec. 10, a letter writer wrote that the 2020 presidential election is critical, since the winner most likely will name a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court.

He editorialized that “the Democrats know that a Republican victory will result in a conservative majority in the Supreme Court for many years to come that would jeopardize socialistic ideology.”

Ideology, I guess, which produced programs such as Medicare and Social Security.

When President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland in 2016 to replace Anton Scalia, he did not even get a hearing by Republican leader Mitch McConnell, which left the Supreme Court with only eight justices and shorthanded for 14 months, thus deadlocking the court on a number of issues and forcing it to decline to hear many others.

That’s playing politics with our judiciary. Is that a “conservative ideology”? 

Kevin Kovalovsky 

Algonquin

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