The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a number of politically charged cases this term, despite attempts to remain apolitical, especially in presidential election years.
Cases about abortion, gun rights, gay rights, the separation of church and state, immigration and presidential power are on the docket for the increasingly conservative new Court. One of the cases could even impact the current impeachment proceedings as it deals with the limits of Congress in obtaining information from the executive branch.
President Trump may have been alluding to this case when he said of impeachment, “It shouldn’t be allowed. There should be a way of stopping it, maybe legally through the courts.”
The Supreme Court leaned much more left before the appointment of Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, leading conservatives to be very nervous that their rights could be eroded or outright reversed.
It’s pretty clear that the tables have turned and that the court’s inclination to intrude upon people’s First and Second amendment freedoms will be far less now than it might have been a few years ago.
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