The Supers’ Week

 

This coming week there will be three Supreme Court cases decided: Issues are gay marriage, affirmative action, and voting rights act application. Perhaps as early as tomorrow.

 

I cannot predict how any of them will go; each is an extremely close call, otherwise it wouldn’t be before the Court.

 

I will predict, however, that at the end of the term either Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Stephen Breyer will announce retirement. This is based on the perception that this year is the last time President Obama may have the ability to obtain confirmation of a justice that has judicial and political ideologies similar to those of these incumbents. Next year is an election year and the Senate Republicans will “Bork” any such nominee. If the GOP takes the Senate then, same thing for the est of the term. Anthony Kennedy could retire this year, but I don’t believe he will. If he does, there will be the equivalent of nuclear war in Washington.

 

I would welcome any thoughts readers might have.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s