Last Term, the Court made clear that where the Constitution is silent, the people’s elected representatives are supposed to make the law; where the Constitution explicitly protects a right, even the people’s representatives may not tamper with it.Read More
Of the nine justices on the United States Supreme Court, there should be roughly equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats. That is the only way to ensure fairness, moderation, and balance.
Although the process of nominating and confirming a justice is inherently political, the role of a justice is not. The best guarantee that the Court will not fall “out of balance” and favor one political side or the other is the appointment of men and women, from either political party, who will apply the law as written, not as they’d like it to be.