Editorial: The Supreme Court has lost its non-partisan stature thanks to Mitch McConnell

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Americans increasingly view the Supreme Court as a politically compromised institution immersed in partisan culture wars. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell recently demonstrated yet again that the nation is justified in this view. He is refusing to rule out yet another blockade of any Democratic court nominee should his party retake the Senate next year. The high court is by design intended to be the least partisan of the three branches of government. The nine justices aren’t elected; they are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate, putting a check on the power of either…

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