"The relevant question in such an environment is whether, from among the pool of politically realistic nominees, the president has selected a nominee of professional distinction, one whose credentials and demeanor reinforce the rule of law."
The Hill - In 1948, an African-American man named G.W. McLaurin sued the University of Oklahoma to challenge a state law that banned colleges from educating blacks and whites together. As appalling as this law seems today, Mr. McLaurin had to fight hard to vindicate his rights, and his case ultimately paved the way for the complete desegregation of schools when he prevailed in United States Supreme Court.
OUPblog - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has publicly stated that the US Supreme Court does not function well with eight members. I disagree. Under present circumstances, it would be best for the country and the Court to abolish the vacant Supreme Court seat held by Justice Scalia and to proceed permanently with an eight member court.
Vox - We have a duty to remain better than others at protecting these rights, and it is our duty to keep expanding, and not limiting, those rights. Let's be truly American and open our doors to all the tired, to all the poor, to all the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and queer of the world who are escaping death in their countries.