Garret Epps is the Legal Affairs Editor of the Washington Monthly and a professor of law emeritus at the University of Baltimore. He is the author of American Epic: Reading the U.S. Constitution and four other books about the Constitution.
Instead, Democrats stuck to a quotidian but reality-based argument about how Trump’s nominee would scrap the Affordable Care Act.
The Supreme Court is political, divided, and not the honest referee the Chief Justice promised. Harold Pinter would recognize this play.
She respects precedent less than Antonin Scalia, meaning she’s ready to join Clarence Thomas and start taking a hammer to long standing decisions
The words she wrote and the deeds she performed are left behind as a gift to an uncertain future.