Oh, Justice Anthony Kennedy resigned.
Well, as a lawyer and a member of the Supreme Court bar, I was a bit sad, but I was not too disappointed or surprised.
Kennedy was always a conservative, in love with corporate power, against unions, and antagonistic towards those who love liberty. And great enemy of liberty that he was, he decided to let Donald Fucking Trump select his successor, the justice likely to decide whether Donald Fucking Trump gets to select the person who will decide whether or not Donald Fucking Trump can pardon himself.
Fuck you, Tony.
Here’s a simple way to fix this:
We elect a Dem president & a majority Dem Senate. We engage in a program to bring SCOTUS into the 21st Century.
No, we do not “pack the Court,” that’s not good framing.
We note that the Court turns down many. many petitions and we decide, as soon as we have a Democratic president and a Democratic Senate, that it is time to appoint Democratic Justices so that the court can do its job Nine new justices, mostly women, First Peoples, people of color, people who are LGBt’, etc. You know, people who look more like America than the liberal blogger bros.