A victory that he hopes will be decisive. Eight days before the presidential election, Donald Trump has recorded immense success with the confirmation of conservative magistrate Amy Coney Barrett at the Supreme Court of the United States, now firmly anchored and firmly on the right.
Despite the opposition of Democrats to a process deemed “illegitimate” so close to the ballot, the elected Republican, the majority in the Upper House, all, with one exception, voted Monday night for the presidential candidate.
“It is a historic day for America”, jubilated Donald Trump during the oath of the magistrate, organized in the wake at the White House. The president-candidate, all smiles, praised “the impeccable qualifications”, “the generosity in the faith” and “the golden character” of this fervent Catholic of 48 years, mother of seven children and opposed to abortion.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor
For her part, she has promised to keep her personal convictions away from her work as a judge. The opposite “would be a dereliction of duty,” she said. The magistrate will join the temple of American law on Tuesday, where she will take the seat left vacant by the death of the progressive and feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18.
The Supreme Court, arbiter of major social issues in the United States, will thus have six conservative judges out of nine, including three appointed by Donald Trump.
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This undeniable success could galvanize voters on the religious right, who are grateful to the former real estate mogul for appointing, during his tenure, more than 200 judges loyal to their values across the justice system. federal. Whatever the result of the November 3 election, this record will be lasting, because these positions are “for life” and Donald Trump has chosen magistrates who are generally young.
Democrats have a battle plan
Speaking one last time before the vote, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham also hailed a “historic” day and praised an “impressive academic”. Amy Coney Barrett is “brilliant, qualified” and does not get involved in politics, added Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has imposed an extremely tight schedule on the confirmation process.
Seconds after the vote, the youngest Democrat in Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, tweeted her support for an idea that is increasingly circulating on the left: to increase the number of judges on the Supreme Court to counterbalance the influence of appointed judges by Donald Trump. “All options must be on the table,” added Senator Elizabeth Warren, also a figure on the left wing of the Democratic Party.
“Not a fan” of this unpopular scenario, Donald Trump’s rival Joe Biden has not however completely ruled out. If elected, he will charge a commission to decide.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr