Ginsburg's Death and the Dangerous Politics Ahead

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life in the law cast a long shadow. In death, she casts a long shadow, too.
Since Justice Ginsburg was both historic figure and reliable liberal vote on the United States Supreme Court, replacing her was always going to be contentious. After all, the court’s direction for years to come is at stake. Candidate Donald Trump made the “activist federal courts” a major campaign issue in 2016. As president, he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have delivered on that issue. They have confirmed over 200 new judges, almost all of them strenuously opposed by Democrats…. Read More in Real Clear Politics