President Trump Nominates Conservatives for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Controversy September 27 at 11:48 AM
U.S. President Trump has named conservative Judge Barrett to replace a liberal judge in the U.S. Supreme Court and has shown hope for approval in Congress before the November presidential election.
Opposition parties and the Democratic Party of Japan have protested that the personnel of the U.S. Supreme Court, which has a long-term impact on American society, should be done after the election, and a fierce controversy is expected.
President Trump met at the White House today to announce that he has named conservative Judge Amy Barrett to replace Judge Ginsberg, a liberal in the U.S. Supreme Court who died this month.
President Trump praised her as “a woman with unrivalled achievements and great intelligence,” and Mr. Barrett expressed his determination to “do my best to fulfill my responsibilities for this job if approved by the Senate.”
The appointment of a U.S. Supreme Court justice requires the approval of the upper house of Congress, and the ruling and Republican parties, which have a majority, are expected to enter the process soon after receiving the nomination.
The appointment of a U.S. Supreme Court justice has been a major controversy since it has a long-term impact on the final judicial decision on the issue of dividing American society on a lifetime system.
With nine judges, previously a group of five conservatives and four liberals, Mr. Barrett, who was nominated this time, is known as a conservative critical of abortion and gun control, and if approved, he will have six conservatives and three liberals.
President Trump’s intention is to solidify support for conservatives who oppose abortion and other measures, and he told reporters, “The process of approval will proceed quickly. It will end before the election,” he said, showing expectations for approval before the presidential election in November.
In response, the opposition Democratic Party of Japan has strengthened its sense of crisis that, if approved, there is a long-term possibility of conservative dominance in the U.S. Supreme Court, and Biden said, “The Supreme Court’s decision affects people’s daily lives. We should listen to the voices of the voters.”
With the presidential election approaching about a month later, the appointment of a successor to a Supreme Court justice has become a serious issue, and a fierce debate is expected in the future.