(USA Features News)Â Former Vice President Joe Biden, the leading Democratic presidential contender for 2020, pledged on Tuesday that he would not be â€œsatisfiedâ€ until at least half of the U.S. Supreme Court was comprised of women.
Furthermore, Biden said he would nominate justice candidates who believe that the U.S. Constitution is a â€˜living, breathing documentâ€™ that is subject to changing interpretations over time.
Biden said on the campaign trail that â€œacademiaâ€ agrees with him:Â Supreme CourtÂ justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg have a philosophically correct view of theÂ high court.
Kagan was never a federal or state judge before her appointment by President Obama, but rather an academic who taught law at Harvard University. She was nominated to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals but it expired after the Senate took no action.
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