As Trump replaces Kennedy, time for some conservative judicial activism

I have a few words of advice for President Trump in choosing a replacement for retiring Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy: Earl Warren, William Brennan, Harry Blackmun, John Paul Stevens, Sandra O'Connor, David Souter. Republican presidents have campaigned on appointing conservative justices to the Supreme Court for over a half-century, but they have been badly burned more often than not.  Leaving office after two terms, President Eisenhower said, "I made two mistakes [Earl Warren and William Brennan], and both of them are sitting on the Supreme Court." The fact is that Republican-appointed justices have caused as much constitutional mischief as Democratic appointments – or more.  Nixon appointee Harry Blackmun authored Roe v. Wade, Ford appointee John Paul Stevens wants to repeal the Second Amendment, Reagan appointee Sandra O'Connor (herself an affirmative action pick) voted to uphold affirmative action and abortion, and Kennedy...(Read Full Post)