*Over the course of the last six decades, only one Supreme Court appointee
of a president representing the party of the American Left has veered ever
so slightly from the progressive party line on any case of significance.
That individual, Byron "Whizzer" White, was named to the Court by John F.
Kennedy back in 1962. Among those few cases where White departed from his
voting pattern, there is not a single instance where his deviation involved
a deciding vote.*

*On the other hand, the list of "Republican" Supreme Court appointees over
the same period, constituting a majority on the Court, consisted of far
more individuals who "surprise" us by aligning themselves with the Left
wing on crucial cases. The list of such chronic crossovers on key cases are
Earl Warren, Potter Stewart, John Harlan, John Brennan, Lewis Powell,
Warren Burger, Harry Blackmun, Sandra Day O'Connor, John Paul Stevens,
David Souter, Anthony Kennedy, and John Roberts.*

*By contrast, very few justices tended to adhere to the Constitution, or
"conservative” line: William Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas,
and Samuel Alito. Even within this latter group of four, there have been
far more frequent "defections" than among any of the eleven
Democrat-appointed Justices that served during the same period. In fact,
each and every conservative has tended to stray to the Left with more
frequency than the one Democrat "maverick", White, who did not stray from
progressive ideology when his was a deciding vote.*

*For example, Republican-appointed O'Connor and Kennedy seemed to
intentionally take turns giving the Left a deciding vote, with one of the
duo often authoring a scathing "dissent". Each of the two allowed their
fellow conservative justice to maintain a “centrist” image, while at the
same time gifting the liberal branch with wins in virtually all significant
cases.*
  • MATT M/SGT. 82nd AIRBORNE RANGER ( RET ) Ilona trommler

    Eugene understood it very well and his reply is right on the money & by the way her name is LANA, she is the CEO of WESPAC
    • Ilona trommler It was an honest question MATT, BTW, I actually typed her name correctly......unfortunately my iPad has a mind of its own!
      • MATT M/SGT. 82nd AIRBORNE RANGER ( RET ) .................. Ilona trommler
        NO PROBLEM, I read your comments and I consider you a PATRIOT and a FRIEND
        Have a Nice Day
  • Eugene Private Investigator We are always told there are THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT, BUT BECAUSE THE POTUS SELECTS THE JUDGES IT MAKES IT THE '' FOURTH BRANCH ''
    I M O ... JUDGES SHOULD BE SELECTED BY THEIR PEERS
    THAT WAY IT TAKES POLITICS OUT OF IT COMPLETELY AND WE WOULD GET FAIR RULINGS '' NOT POLITICAL DECISIONS '' THAT BENEFIT THE PARTY IN CHARGE.
    • Ilona trommler I always said some of the most important votes we cast are for the judges, and it is the least attention getter! Most people have no clue who they are, how they rule, what drives them, yet they have serious consequences on our lives! It exists the same way in the higher courts. The biggest problem we have are the people who are uninformed yet vote, they allow the destruction of the republic by their ignorance! We continue to try to shift, change things, change the rules to control all that, but that is not the answer, the answer is a well informed population who understands our government and loves the constitution....loves America! We need to raise a patriotic population who is clear on the difference between our republic and communism!
  • Ilona trommler ...and your point Anna is?