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by Micah J. Fleck
Of all the presidencies in recent memory, none have had more of an opportunity to reshape the state of the Supreme Court of the United States than the administration now led by president Donald J. Trump. With many current SCOTUS members very high in years, and the recent passing of Justice Scalia (who Gorsuch will now replace having finally been confirmed), the inevitable shift in the current seated justices (and subsequently, the direction the court may go from there) has been signaling off for a little while, now.
The only question is… What kind of Supreme Court will we now see if Trump does in fact end up appointing as many new justices as are now reportedly expected?
Fox News reports that as many as five new SCOTUS seats are likely to be filled under Trump’s administration, and there is no reason to think that any of these appointees will be anything but conservative. That means that in the future, when certain cases are brought to the Supreme Court, the issues at hand might be interpreted differently from the way the slight majority of the court has lately been ruling. Depending on who you are, this could be either very good or very bad. But in the case of Gorsuch, it seems that at the very least, no matter which side you are on, we got an honest, intellectual man for the job.
Let us hope that trend at the very least continues.