Supreme Court nomination fights are the nastiest brawls in American politics.
The upcoming confirmation battles will make the circus surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination look like a walk in the park.
And Ruth Bader Ginsburg dropped one bombshell that had Democrats panicking.
At an event honoring Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed one of the Supreme Court’s most closely guarded secrets.
In late 2000 the Supreme Court handed down the infamous Bush v. Gore decision which put an end to the Democrat Party’s attempts to steal the 2000 Presidential Election by staging endless recounts in Democrat voting strongholds.
On Election Night, George Bush won Florida by fewer than 2,000 votes.
But after a series of recounts, Democrats whittled that down to just 327 votes.
After a series of legal battles, the Supreme Court delivered a five to four verdict – split along party lines where all five Republican appointed justices were in the majority – which ended the recount and handed the election to George W. Bush.
But the opinion was unsigned.
For years, many court observers speculated that moderate Republican Justice Sandra Day O’Connor authored the decision.
At that time it was O’Connor – and not Justice Anthony Kennedy – who served as the Supreme Court’s swing vote.
Years later, O’Connor moaned about the decision to hear the case which only fueled speculation that she authored the infamous opinion.
In a 2013 meeting with the Chicago Tribune editorial board, former Justice O’Connor expressed regret that the Supreme Court even took up the case in the first place.
“It took the case and decided it at a time when it was still a big election issue,” O’Connor told the paper’s editorial board. “Maybe the court should have said, ‘We’re not going to take it, goodbye.’”
“Obviously the court did reach a decision and thought it had to reach a decision. It turned out the election authorities in Florida hadn’t done a real good job there and kind of messed it up. And probably the Supreme Court added to the problem at the end of the day,” O’Connor added.
But O’Connor was not the Bush v. Gore author.
At an event honoring Justice O’Connor, journalist Mark Sherman reported that Ruth Bader Ginsburg finally let the cat out of the bag that former Justice Anthony Kennedy was the primary author.
“RBG identifies Kennedy as the author of the principal opinion in Bush v. Gore, which was an unsigned per curiam opinion,” Sherman wrote.
This news will only serve to inflame liberals even more.
The left does not regard the 2016 election as legitimate and therefore Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominees – Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch – sit in stolen seats.
Had Democrats known Kavanaugh was replacing the author of Bush v. Gore it only would have added to the hysteria surrounding their efforts to stop his confirmation.
And that will only ensure that the next Supreme Court nomination will see the left sink to depths no one can imagine to stop President Trump from nominating another conservative justice.
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