The Guardian: ‘Fill that seat’: Trump’s weaponizing of the courts will be his lasting legacy


Tom McCarthy

This excerpt is from a piece originally ran by The Guardian on September 22, 2020.

Trump is trying to boost Republican turnout in the election by communicating that the fate of the landmark Roe v Wade supreme court ruling protecting abortion rights is on the line, said Nan Aron, president of the progressive Alliance for Justice advocacy group.

“Republicans have long seized on the judiciary as a reliable tool to galvanize their base before an election,” Aron said. “It strikes me at this point it’s a desperate measure on the part of this administration, to appeal to their voters to actually go to the polls.”

Read the complete piece on The Guardian.