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NYT: We're Stuck With Gorsuch, Fruit of McConnell's 'Cynical Ploy'

NYT: We're Stuck With Gorsuch, Fruit of McConnell's 'Cynical Ploy'
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By    |   Tuesday, 27 February 2018 08:22 AM

Public-sector unions are about to become a casualty of a Supreme Court that features Neil Gorsuch instead of Merrick Garland, and we as Americans have Mitch McConnell and his "cynical ploy" to thank for it, The New York Times wrote in its editorial.

The Senate Majority Leader's stiff-arming of then President Barack Obama and Garland, his pick to replace the late Antonin Scalia, will reverberate for decades, the Times writes. 

"Now parked for life in the seat where Judge Garland should be sitting is the ultraconservative Neil Gorsuch, who we’re supposed to believe represents the 'voice' of a citizenry that preferred Hillary Clinton by a margin of nearly three million votes," the Times wrote.

But first, chalk up a victory for corporate interests once Gorsuch and the Supreme Court conservatives kill off what's left of unions, the NYT wrote. 

It would have happened two years ago, but Scalia died shortly after oral arguments, resulting in a 4-4 deadlock.

But a new complainant brings a new opportunity to wield Gorsuch and reverse a four-decade old Supreme Court decision.

"Whatever the justices decide … the drama that preceded it is another reminder of the importance of every Supreme Court appointment, and of the degree to which Mr. McConnell may have altered the course of history with his cynical ploy," the Times wrote. 

"After all, President Trump will be in power until 2025 at the latest, but Justice Gorsuch could easily be issuing opinions four decades from now."

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Public-sector unions are about to become a casualty of a Supreme Court that features Neil Gorsuch instead of Merrick Garland, and we as Americans have Mitch McConnell and his "cynical ploy" to thank for it, The New York Times wrote in its editorial.
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