Supreme Court Nominee
One need not be a lawyer or a judge to be a US Supreme Court Justice. One needn’t have read a single page of a single law book to be a US Supreme Court Justice in the US. One only needs to be approved by the US Senate. It’s referred to as the “advice and consent” of the Senate. What it really means, of course, is a majority vote of the Senate. Because the Constitution does not set any qualifications for service as a Justice, the President may nominate anyone to serve. As a result, there have been some major screwups in appointments to the court. Indeed, the justice stepping down in June, Souter, was thought by the President who appointed him, President George H. W. Bush, to be a conservative. He turned out to be anything BUT a conservative. Many of his votes on the court have given conservatives nightmares.
Now, we conservatives can make all the fuss we want to but nothing is going to change the fact that the US Supreme Court is going to be a liberal court for decades to come. That is the greatest loss of all to the country.