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Left-wing Nightmare: Trump May Get Third Supreme Court Nominee

In just two years in office US President Donald Trump has appointed two new Supreme Court justices.

You likely recall the last one. It’s hard to forget the sensationalised mudslinging following Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.

Lacking that bad publicity, far fewer readers will remember Trump’s first Supreme Court appointment, Neil Gorsuch. Gorsuch replaced Antonin Scalia on the court in April 2017.

Democrats concern over third nominee

Now Democrats are losing sleep over the idea that Trump may yet appoint a third Supreme Court justice.

The left-wing’s concerns arise from a bad fall taken by liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As reported by RAW, the 85-year-old justice was hospitalised after falling in her office. Spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said she fractured three ribs.

Tests showed Ginsburg fractured three ribs and was admitted to hospital for observation and treatment, Arberg added.

Ginsburg is a prominent liberal and the oldest US Supreme Court justice. She was appointed by former US President Bill Clinton and took her seat on the court in August 1993. Following Trump’s two new conservative appointments, she is one of four remaining liberals on the court.

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Lefties are hoping for Ginsburg’s full recovery

Should she be unable to return to her duties, the court’s current 5–4 conservative majority would almost certainly expand to 6–3 with a third Trump appointment. A scenario that has the left-wing hoping for her quick and full recovery.

Kavanaugh, Trump’s last court nominee, was only sworn into the lifetime position last month. According to RAW, yesterday Trump and First Lady Melania attended a formal ceremony to welcome Kavanaugh to the court.

A number of other Republican leaders attended, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

If the 85-year-old Ginsburg is unable to resume her normal duties, this won’t be the last formal ceremony to honour a new conservative Supreme Court justice under Trump’s watch.

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Bernd Struben

Bernd Struben

Bernd Struben is the lead editor at The Australian Tribune. Bernd makes use of his extensive network to bring you the top stories you need to know about each day. Stories the mainstream may miss. Or bury somewhere you’re unlikely to ever read them. Bernd studied aerospace engineering and journalism at the University of Michigan, before graduating with a degree in economics. Over the past two decades he’s worked in media, management, and finance in the US, the Caribbean, Europe, and Australia. His other role, as the editor of the Port Phillip Insider, puts him in a unique position to read Australia’s most exclusive financial advice. Some of which he shares with readers of The Australian Tribune for free.
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