In the summer of 1787, 55 delegates from throughout the United States gathered in Philadelphia to sign the greatest document in American history, the U.S. Constitution. Now, 233 years later, the Constitution remains the bedrock of our system of government, protecting the people from tyranny and entrenching America as the freest society in the world.
October 23 will mark 33 years since the U.S. Senate—led, in part, by then-Senator Joe Biden—defeated the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court of the United States. That same day in 2020, the U.S. Senate will likely have before it the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
Modern debates over judicial nominees, to our great national shame, seem to feature more attacks on the person than sincere deliberation about his or her professional credentials.
Missing is any reflection on the nominee’s judicial philosophy and demonstrated commitment to upholding the Constitution.
You know it’s coming. Americans are bracing for the Democrats’ “October Surprise.” Usually reserved for the final weeks of a presidential election, this year’s October Surprise may arrive any day now in the United States Senate.
When President Trump performed his constitutional duty by nominating Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the nation’s highest court in order to fill the seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the nation collectively held its breath.
Posterboard pictures and a children’s book about the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg set the stage for Democrats’ political theater at the Senate Committee on the Judiciary as it launched confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett Monday.