When the Founding Fathers wrote the US Constitution, they intentionally made the Judicial Branch of the government to be the least powerful. That includes Supreme Court justices and all federal judges. Judges were supposed to be politically neutral and rule on the Constitution and legally passed laws and not on political bias, but judges are still human and subject to their own beliefs and understanding of the Constitution and laws. Therefore, it’s impossible for any judge to be totally unbiased, so when a president nominates any person to serve as a Supreme Court justice or federal judge, they tend to share some of the political ideologies of the nominating president.
That was true from the very beginning with America’s first President, George Washington nominated the first 11 Supreme Court justices and 28 district judges. In the fledgling years of the world’s new country known as the United States of America, the appointment of Supreme Court justices and federal judges did not play as much of political influence as they do in modern days.
For the past 100 years or more, presidential nominated Supreme Court justices have been playing more of an important political role than ever and many of those appointments have helped shape America as we know it.
Abraham Lincoln appointed 5 Supreme Court justices; William Howard Taft nominated 6 Supreme Court justices; Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated 9 and Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated 5. During each of those administrations, many of the rulings of the Supreme Court echoed the political ideology of the president that nominated them. The same thing happened during the terms of Ronald Reagan when he nominated 4 Supreme court justices, creating a relatively conservative high court.
Bill Clinton placed 2 liberal Democrats on the Supreme Court – Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, both of whom still serve. Then Barack Obama placed 2 more extreme liberals on the high court – Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Together, these 4 liberals have tried to use their extremely biased political views to reshape America into something ugly and diametrically opposed to the country our forefathers created.
Additionally, Clinton placed 376 liberals on federal courts around the nation and Obama placed 327 liberals and socialists on federal courts. These liberal and socialist justices have also been misusing and abusing their positions to illegally influence the direction and law of America. This has been especially true over the past 3 years as they continue to use their positions to block many of President Trump’s actions and policies. Their political bias has been more than obvious.
As if blind or just plain ignorant of the extreme political bias of the Clinton and Obama judicial appointees, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has the audacity to blast Trump’s appointees for their bias, as reported:
Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a scathing rebuke of the court’s decision to allow the Trump administration to enforce its “public charge” rule in the state of Illinois, limiting which non-citizens can obtain visas to enter the U.S.
Sotomayor’s problems with the conservative majority’s ruling went far beyond this case, claiming that it was symptomatic of the court’s habit of siding with the government when they seek emergency stays of rulings against them.
“It is hard to say what is more troubling: that the Government would seek this extraordinary relief seemingly as a matter of course, or that the Court would grant it,” Sotomayor wrote in her dissent.
So, what about Sotomayor’s rulings? She voted to legalize same-sex marriage and against the sanctity of the traditional family unit. She has also ruled against the majority of Trump’s policies that were challenged and ended up before the Supreme Court. Sotomayor, Ginsburg and Kagan are all extreme liberals who interpret EVERYTHING from their extreme liberal views. This means that Sotomayor has no grounds or reason to complain about Trump’s appointees. She needs take a good look in the mirror and then pay heed to the old warning about people throwing stones in glass houses.