Conservative legal minds and U.S. Senators are lauding former President Donald Trump for his significant contributions to the U.S. Supreme Court through his judicial appointments. These appointments are being attributed to groundbreaking successes in two key areas: overturning Roe v. Wade and putting an end to racial preferences in college admissions.
Carrie Severino, President of the Judicial Crisis Network, has hailed the current composition of the Supreme Court as the “best in living memory” because of Trump’s appointments. Severino commended Trump for prioritizing the nomination of principled originalists who uphold conservative values. She highlighted the court’s accomplishments in reversing activist decisions, including Roe v. Wade, safeguarding Second Amendment rights, and invalidating unconstitutional racial preferences. Severino credited Trump’s unwavering commitment and a Senate that fought for the confirmation of his nominees for these achievements.
In two cases brought by Students for Fair Admissions against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina, the Supreme Court has ruled that racial preferences in admissions contravene the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. Chief Justice John Roberts, along with the conservative and moderate justices, determined that these preferences are unconstitutional. This decision represents a significant departure from the 1978 ruling in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, which previously upheld racial preferences in admissions.
Ken Blackwell, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, commended the justices for their dedication to equal protection. Blackwell maintained that government officials cannot treat students differently based on their skin color, aligning with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of judging individuals based on their character. Blackwell emphasized that this ruling brings America closer to realizing Dr. King’s dream.
Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) praised Trump for his appointments and their profound impact on the court. Daines, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, attributed the current victories to Trump’s selection of three constitutional conservative justices. Graham, who chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation processes of Justices Barrett and Kavanaugh, hailed Trump’s contributions to shaping the most conservative court in recent memory. He urged Republicans to unite behind Trump, expressing his belief that the best is yet to come.
Former President Trump himself highlighted his appointments and the subsequent court rulings at recent rallies. He emphasized the importance of a merit-based system in education, celebrating the court’s decision to prioritize hardworking students over those who haven’t achieved similar success. Additionally, Trump applauded the court’s rejection of President Biden’s proposal to forgive student loan debt, emphasizing fairness and rewarding individual responsibility. Trump’s spokesperson echoed these sentiments, stating that his nominations brought lasting change in protecting freedom and liberty for all Americans.
MAGA Inc, a super PAC aligned with Trump, echoed the praise for Trump’s commitment to appointing constitutional conservative justices. They highlighted his fulfillment of the promise to nominate justices who uphold the Constitution. The statement emphasized that a second term would allow Trump to further strengthen the court, contrasting it with the potential threat of court-packing if Democrats were to retain the White House.
The legacy of Trump’s judicial appointments and their impact on the Supreme Court will continue to shape the nation for years to come. As conservatives celebrate these victories, the focus shifts towards protecting and fortifying the court to preserve constitutional values in the judicial system.