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On the Supreme Court, difficult nominations have led to historical injustices

Far from being unusual, the hurried and partisan Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh mirrors several notable examples of similarly politicized confirmations in U.S. history.

  • Calvin Schermerhorn
  • The Conversation

Those conflicts, which ultimately placed justices on the court, yielded some of the most damaging civil rights decisions in our nation’s history.

Unlike any other branch of government, Supreme Court justices do not have to face voters at the polls.

Kort 3cThey have no term limits.

Yet the high court is the final arbiter of constitutional rights and…

Controversial appointees who were rammed through hearings, or…

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