The prevalence in the current news cycle, and the partisan bickering that’s already started over President Trump’s decision to nominate conservative Federal Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill a pending vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court Bench, proves just how important the nations highest court has become in our lives.
Justices who interpret the laws passed by our lawmakers, and rule on the constitutionality of various state and federal government policies, impact virtually all aspects of our lives.
Designed by our country’s framers as a co-equal branch of government with the legislative branch and the White House, the high court has become so powerful that the selections made to serve on it are more important than ever.
Justices who don’t have to answer to the public as elected officials do, once they get sworn in, make decisions based on their reading of the constitution that critics contend are too often based on their own political leanings.
It strikes me as a system that probably could be improved upon, but is still the best anywhere in the world.
That’s the way I see it.