On Monday October 26th, 2020 the United States Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett (48) as a Supreme Court Justice with a 52-48 decision. Barrett was recently nominated as a Justice due to the passing of women’s rights champion and advocate, Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Barrett has served in courts for decades and was nominated by the Trump administration immediately after Justice Ginsberg’s passing last month. This unequivocally, disproportionately splits the Supreme Courts into a 6-3 majority (6 conservative and 3 liberal).
This decision will impact us at the federal level when evaluating matters such as the Affordable Care Act or the results of this election. May I highlight, the Supreme Court Justice seems to serve as a rubber stamp to the executive branch. For greater reference, consider the impeachment trial. The Senate requested that Trump reveal his taxes and other documents, the Supreme Court ruled against this request. Justices tend to reflect similar
values to the president who nominated them.
In closing, I would inform us all to get informed about our state legislators-- whose role consists of voting on OUR behalf regarding laws and policies that impact our lives-- as well as other local canadicts. To that point, the Senate has become increasingly republican over the last eight years (2012-present); making it difficult to authorize progressive legislation. There is a great partisan polarization-- where politicians or citizens are segregated, especially in their voting decisions, due to their political ideologies (republican, democrat, etc.)-- within our senate, which is reflected in the laws that are passed. Although the federal government reigns supreme over state government, our daily lives will be influenced by whomever is elected locally.
In closing, BE ENCOURAGED AND PLEASE GET OFF YOUR COUCH, RALLY THE FAMILY TOGETHER AND VOTE BY TUESDAY
NOVEMBER 3RD, 2020!!