The RNLA has started a project of tracking the declared 2020 Democratic Party Presidential candidates' views on judicial nominations and judicial philosophy. Below is a list of the first group that we have surveyed so far, with more to be added in the coming months. Suffice it to say, we have found the Democrats' views on judicial matters far outside the mainstream. They show a troubling desire to politicize justice with a wide variety of political “litmus tests.” What is worse is ideas that were once outside even the liberal mainstream, such as court packing, are gaining relevancy with some candidates.
Click below to check out each candidate's views:
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Senator Cory Booker
- Senator Kamala Harris
- Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke
- Senator Bernie Sanders
- Senator Elizabeth Warren
In better news, President Trump's excellent judicial nominees, who support the Constitution, the separation of powers, the rule of law, and interpreting the law as written, continue to be confirmed by the Senate despite the Democrats' delays and obstruction. The Senate has confirmed 39 United States Courts of Appeals judges and 63 district court judges nominated by President Trump, in addition to Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh.