It’s Time for a Progressive Reading of the Constitution
Erwin Chemerinsky

As a non-American who has a keen interest in US politics (apart from the fact that what happens in the US affects us all globally) I was actually more amazed that the republicans gained full control of both House and Senate than Trump’s victory. This came despite Mitch McConnell explicitly denying Democrats a hearing on Merrick Garland with the clear intention of putting a conservative Supreme Court justice in place of Anthony Scalia.

Whilst I don’t think Democratic politicians did a good job hammering home the importance of the court (whereas Republicans were all over it) I am strongly of the view that progressive voters in the US need to get far more focused on the Supreme Court and it’s effect on their lives before any change will occur.