Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death – Trump to Nominate Woman to Fill Supreme Court Seat

OPINION

Dear friends,

Liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at age 87 on Friday. She fought a noble battle against pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg led an amazing life and was a true American icon, who fought tirelessly and successfully for equal rights for women. Regardless of one’s political party or political agenda, Ginsburg’s achievements and commitments were remarkable and should be lauded in perpetuity.

Ginsburg was taken from us too soon, and I’m very sad to hear of her passing. The opening this has left on the Supreme Court has significant political ramifications that are worthy of discussion. Mainly, President Donald Trump has the constitutional duty and the authority to nominate a new Supreme Court Justice.

It may seem on the surface that it’s inconsistent to replace her in an election year because the Republicans delayed the vote in 2016 when Obama was president. That was a very different situation because the Senate was controlled by the Republican Party, while the presidency was controlled by the Democrats. Currently, there is no party divide between the Senate and the Presidency. If the Democrats had control of the Senate when Obama was president in 2016, they would have made the same move.

Trump has stated unequivocally — while considering that the balance of the nine-member court is crucial in regard to the most important issues in American law — that he wants to “swear in without delay, a woman”, and jokingly said at a campaign rally in North Carolina, “I think it should be a woman because I actually like women much more than men.” So do I, folks!

President Trump is reportedly considering two female judges who serve on federal courts of appeal. Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa. Notice how the liberal media has given Trump no credit for committing to nominate a female Supreme Court Justice and contrast that with the virtual parade and confetti that the media rolled out when Biden committed to a woman as his running mate. Being Vice President, as important as it is, is temporary — a Supreme Court Justice appointment is for life.

As always, your feedback is welcome and appreciated.

Sincerely yours,

JUDSON Bennett-Coastal Network

About Judson Bennett

Captain A. Judson Bennett was a life- long resident of Lewes, DE. He served the maritime industry for 33 years, primarily as a Delaware River Pilot, guiding large ships to the Port of Philadelphia. Captain Bennett has been an active and consistent entrepreneur over the years.

He was elected as a Lewes City Councilman for 6 years. Afterwards he ran for the Sussex County Council as a Republican, and with 20 thousand people voting, lost Delaware’s closest election by 3 votes to an 8 year incumbent. Abandoning his personal political ambitions, he became the Republican District leader, advocating conservative values. Captain Bennett became a lobbyist in the state legislature advocating among many ideas, financial literacy concepts in education. He managed several political campaigns, including one for Governor of Delaware and one for the US Senate against VP Joe Biden. He is now the owner, operator, and writer for the Coastal Network which communicates regularly with over 6000 people throughout the State of Delaware.

Captain Bennett is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE (where the movie “The Dead Poet’s Society was filmed) and also graduated “Magna Cum Laude” from the University of Delaware with a BA in Criminal Justice and an MA in Liberal Studies.

He is now a Widower, living in West Palm Beach, Florida. Captain Bennett has one son, three grandchildren, and one great grand-daughter, all who live in Richmond, Virginia.