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Don’t make the SCOTUS a political football


On Sept. 25, 1789, Congress sent to the states the first 10 amendments to the Constitution which became the Bill of Rights and were adopted.

Two additional amendments were not adopted.

The present number of nine justices, including the chief justice, all of whom may vote on any case heard by the Supreme Court, is not now, nor should ever be impacted by partisan or political considerations as to approval or rejection by vote of the sitting justices.

There is more than adequate opportunity for partisan consideration of nominees to the Supreme Court in the House and Senate. Sadly, too often in this “instant news” era, politics does not stop in the Congressional chambers. Supreme Court justices should and must be considered on merit, not partisan political leverage or impact.

There is more than an adequate supply of that commodity on “Jenkins Hill,” aka Congress.

The “wisdom of the ages” has served America pretty well, thus far.

Congress: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.