Kennedy’s legacy on the Supreme Court is certainly being eroded over time. justices appointed by President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are creating more conservative majorities in the court, and some of Kennedy’s decisions — particularly those concerning issues such as abortion and LGBT rights — are gradually being overturned. Additionally, many of his clerks have become federal judges in conservative circuits, creating a judicial system more favorable to conservative principles. As such, Kennedy’s influence is slowly being undone.
The 2020 Democratic primary debates did focus on a variety of unpopular candidates, although none of them were as controversial as Donald Trump. Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg all had their moments in the spotlight during the debates despite lackluster poll numbers and little public enthusiasm for their campaigns. Additionally, several […]
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is using the ongoing impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump to settle a variety of political scores. In recent months, McCarthy has criticized former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), has sought retribution against colleagues who accused him of making inappropriate comments, and is facing off with House Speaker Nancy […]
New York Representative Brian Higgins announced in October 2020 that he plans to step down from Congress in February 2021. He represents New York’S 26th Congressional District and has served since 2005. Higgins cited his desire to pursue new challenges and the state of Democratic politics in the House of Representatives as reasons for his […]