(USA Features News) Former Vice President Joe Biden, the leading Democratic presidential contender for 2020, pledged on Tuesday that he would not be “satisfied” 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 ‘living, breathing document’ that is subject to changing interpretations over time.
Biden said on the campaign trail that “academia” agrees with him: Supreme Court justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg have a philosophically correct view of the 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.
- We need your help to grow, pure and simple. Share our stories, make sure to tell your friends about this site, and click the red bell in the right corner for push notifications.
GOT SOMETHING TO SAY? COMMENT BELOW