The 2018-2019 term is about to come to a close on the Supreme Court. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just confirmed what we suspected all along.
According to Ginsburg, we can expect fireworks for the remaining cases this year, because she believes the “relatively low sharp divisions ratio” on the court will probably not hold up.
Mostly in Agreement
For the most part, the justices have agreed in a large majority on the cases presented. So far, 43 cases have come across the bench during this term. Of those 43, only 11 of them have been decided 5-4 or 5-3.
The court agreeing by a large majority for roughly 75 percent of the cases is pretty astounding. However, those statistics will be tested with the remaining cases on the docket.
One of the more notable cases to which Ginsburg was referring was the gerrymandering case before the Supreme Court.
Ginsburg stated, “However one comes out on the legal issues, partisan gerrymandering unsettled the fundamental premise that people elect their representatives, not vice versa.”
Ginsburg also said something that was rather flattering for the newly appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh went out of his way to appoint a female staff, no doubt to help counter the attacks that were made against him during his confirmation hearings.
Regardless of the motive, Justice Ginsburg was ecstatic with his selections. She stated, “Thanks to his selections, the court has this term, for the first time ever, more women than men serving as law clerks.”
While Ginsburg did not comment on it, she must feel comfortable with the new appointee, as he has not been afraid to cross the line on his decisions.
Kavanaugh has taken some heat from conservative publications for doing so. Several of his decisions have caused alt-media publications to accuse him of going out of his way to pacify liberals with those decisions. Justice Gorsuch has also made several controversial decisions.
Whatever the public may think, there is little doubt we probably have the most balanced Supreme Court in modern history.
Whether liberals want to admit it or not, they have President Trump to thank for it.