Judge Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation: A Republican Senate Employs ‘Might Makes Right’ to Confirm Judge Barrett

The 2020 presidential election is exactly a week away, and the nation waits with bated breath for the outcome of this ugly and contentious political battle. However, a separate yet equally important political brawl has been playing out over the last month in the Senate, and the Republican majority is poised to claim victory.

Wait…Who is Brett Kavanaugh?

While engaged in an argument with a friend of mine over whether or not to vote for Donald Trump in 2015, she made a statement that shook my perception of the election. She said, “I don’t care who he mocks, bullies, or curses. I’m voting for him because he’ll nominate conservative judges for the Supreme Court.” This friend of mine is a pro-life single-issue voter, so she only saw the presidency (and the judiciary) as a means to attain her goal; all other information was accessory.

Anthony Kennedy Just Retired From the Supreme Court (FYI: That’s a Really Big Deal)

At the end of the Supreme Court’s current session, longtime Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the nation’s highest court. Kennedy was appointed during the Reagan administration. The magnitude of this retirement cannot be understated. CNN’s senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin tweeted out after the announcement that “abortion will be illegal in twenty states in 18 months.”