Trump’s SCOTUS Pick Will Take U.S. Farther Right

ACLU national legal director David Cole recently appeared on MSNBC to discuss Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement and who he believes will take his seat. During the interview Cole stated that this decision will move the Supreme Court “far to the right” of American society.

“The key is that Justice Kennedy was who kept the Supreme Court within somewhere within the mainstream of American society,” Cole stated. “If Trump gets to appoint another rigid, right-wing ideologue, the court will be far to the right of the country for a generation to come. And that, to me, that’s the key issue. we ought to be thinking about what role this justice is going to play in keeping the Supreme Court within the mainstream of American society.”