Mcgregor: ‘I’m going to fight you every day’
The fight to replace retired Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in the next two years will be dominated by an appeal by one of the nation’s most controversial judges.
The decision by Mcgregar, who was a three-term president of the Supreme Court, to vacate the court’s landmark ruling in Obergefell v.
Hodges means the nation will get a second seat to fill the eight-seat vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is 83 and living in Florida.
The issue could come down to the Supreme Judicial Court.
McGregar, 83, is the most conservative of the eight justices who voted to strike down the nations sodomy laws in 2015.
The law prohibited gay sex and marriage.
The justices’ ruling was the most sweeping anti-gay and anti-abortion decision in decades.
McGregor, who spent more than seven decades as a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, was not the only judge to rule against Obergefes ruling.
Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Ruth Bade are also on the court.
The question is whether Mcgregors opinion can survive a high court challenge.
Scalia’s replacement will be a justice nominated by President Donald Trump.
But if Mcgregars court-ordered stay is upheld, it could be the first Supreme Court vacancy since the court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013.
It’s also the first time a sitting justice has retired and then been confirmed by a Republican president.
Democrats have argued that a vote in favor of Mcgregary would give the party an opening to take control of the court again.
“The court is a powerful institution that is the only branch of government that is constitutionally accountable to the people,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., a member of the Judiciary Committee.
“It has been in place for over 200 years.
If it stays, the Supreme court is going to be a target for Republican attacks and it will be hard to keep that from happening again.”
The Senate’s first attempt to fill Scalia’s seat failed to reach a vote after Republicans blocked the nomination from getting a vote.
The Republican-controlled House voted to remove him from the court, which means Mcgregare would likely need Democratic votes to advance.
He is also the only sitting justice who has had to retire to avoid the issue of replacement.
Republicans have long used the vacancy as an opportunity to attack the court and the court system, especially after its conservative justices upheld the legality of abortion in cases that were decided by a lower court.
In a statement, Trump called Mcgregaries ruling a “disgrace” that “has devastated the lives of countless American families.”
Mcgregar has been a staunch defender of abortion rights, and his ruling in 2015 made the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for abortion, illegal.
Trump has repeatedly criticized the decision, and Mcgregaria is among the president’s top advisers.
The president also has said he would be open to overturning the court ruling and replacing Scalia with someone who does not agree with it.
He has said that the justices’ decision to block his proposed Muslim travel ban is a “very big mistake” and that they have to be given “a chance” to address the issue.
Mcgregare’s ruling, which also upheld the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, was also the second time the court had overturned a federal law that banned the practice.
After the Obergevards ruling, several other states, including Maryland, Kentucky and Tennessee, began issuing marriage licenses to same-gender couples.
That action, too, was blocked by a federal court.
McGary, a judge who has been nominated by Trump, has said his opinions are not based on politics.
“I’ve never taken a political position on anything,” Mcgregari said in an interview with Fox News Channel on Sunday.
“I’m not a political appointee.
I’m not someone who goes to meetings to make speeches.
I just make decisions based on the facts and the law.”
Mcgregor, a former federal prosecutor who has previously worked on civil rights cases, said he has no interest in becoming president.
He said he was “more interested in getting the job done as I am right now, and not in politics.”
McGregard was appointed to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1987 by President George H.W. Bush, the first African American to be appointed to a federal appeals court.
He was confirmed in 1993.
McGreary served on the U-S District Court in Washington, D.S., until 2007 when he retired.
In a statement released by the Justice Department, Mcgregarr said he believes the court should “re-evaluate the Oberges decision.””As the