Supreme Court likely to become more politically conservative

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg means the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court is in for a major change. We talked about it with attorney Stephen Montoya, of the law firm Montoya, Lucero & Pastor.

This means that the next Supreme Court justice will most likely be a very conservative justice. This is in contrast to Justice Ginsburg, who fell on the moderately liberal side of the spectrum.

“I don’t think that it’s likely that we are going to have a newer Justice Kennedy, a centrist tilting liberal,” Montoya said. “I think it will be a consistent, stalwart conservative.”

The new front runner, Amy Coney Barrett, fits this description.

“A lot of election issues will arise, I think, given the fact that we have a national election in the midst of a pandemic,” Montoya said. “There will be an increase of mail-in ballots, things will be complex and are likely to be presented to the Supreme Court.”

Montoya believes this will also likely lead to the end of Obamacare. He questions what this means for the Supreme Court and its standard procedures.

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