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Rosemary Ganley

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22.10.2020

What Canadian cares about an appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court?

It seems a lot of us do, mindful as we are of the multiple breaches of law, precedent and civil norms committed by the president and his administration on a daily basis in the last four years. Mindful too, of the immense power of that high court, sitting in Washington with nine members, two of whom are women, in lifetime positions.

It involves an unfortunate death, an unseemly, hasty process to fill the seat by the Republicans before the election, a questionable nominee and an insult to the legacy of the recently departed feminist justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

It also changes the composition of the nine-member court from the present 4-4 liberal-conservative split, with Chief Justice John Roberts, a question mark in any decision, usually siding with the conservatives. If this nominee, a person who is deeply conservative, with only two years on a bench of any kind is confirmed later this month, a 6-3 majority for the right-wing will be........

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