Tuesday, March 29, 2016
GOP roadblock sets up liberal avalanche?
The Republicans’ determination to prevent confirmation of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, could, ironically, bring more liberal decisions than in decades.
Well, 4-4 Supreme Court ties mean that the lower court ruling stands.
Since two-thirds of Americans live within the jurisdictions of liberal circuit courts, which are currently stacked with Democratic appointments, the Republicans may unwittingly have opened the door for more liberal decisions.
Even a Garland decision would be upheld by default with a 4-4 tie.