‘I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” These were the words of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to a group of pro-choice demonstrators gathered while oral arguments were being made regarding a law with pro-life implications. Chief Justice John Roberts rebuked the senator, saying his remarks were dangerous and threatening.

The U.S. Senate determines if a nominee gets a seat on the Supreme Court and the candidate appears first before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Judge Robert Bork was nominated in 1987. He was considered a brilliant jurist. Still the most important thing to the Senate was not his qualifications, but rather his judicial philosophy. Bork was an originalist and felt Roe was bad law and he wasn’t alone.

About the writer: Geri McCaleb was born in the Netherlands and is a long-time Grand Haven resident and Grand Valley State University graduate. She served on Grand Haven City Council and as mayor.

(2) comments

gmorriss

Well said Geri

Vladtheimp

Thank you for a thoughtful, balanced opinion on the Supreme Court.

Apparently only Democrats can attack Supreme Court nominees and Justices (recall this started with one of the serial violators of the ‘Me Too’ Movement, Ted Kennedy and his unprecedented libelous attack on Judge Robert Bork).

And Biden, though he can’t recall it, permitted the racist objections against Justice Thomas to fester. As an aside, Justice Thomas is an unassuming guy, who proved that at a Lawyer’s event at the Army-Navy Club in Arlington, Virginia; who is beloved by the ‘little people’, black and white, who work at the Supreme Court Building; he is so non-assuming that he holds neighborhood barbeques in his backyard, and some neighbors (including one D.C. lawyer) don’t even know he is a Supreme Court Justice.

Compare this exceptional Justice with a political hack. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmgzy02Zf6E Thank you for a thoughtful, balanced opinion on the Supreme Court.

Apparently only Democrats can attack Supreme Court nominees and Justices (recall this started with one of the serial violators of the ‘Me Too’ Movement, Ted Kennedy and his unprecedented libelous attack on Judge Robert Bork).

And Biden, though he can’t recall it, permitted the racist objections against Justice Thomas to fester. As an aside, Justice Thomas is an unassuming guy, who proved that at a Lawyer’s event at the Army-Navy Club in Arlington, Virginia; who is beloved by the ‘little people’, black and white, who work at the Supreme Court Building; he is so non-assuming that he holds neighborhood barbeques in his backyard, and some neighbors (including one D.C. lawyer) don’t even know he is a Supreme Court Justice.

Compare this exceptional Justice with a political hack. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmgzy02Zf6E

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