Biden Commits to Progressive Supreme Court Appointments If Reelected

 May 30, 2024

At a rally in Philadelphia, President Biden pledged to nominate progressive justices to the U.S. Supreme Court if re-elected for a second term.

Biden emphasized the potential impact of upcoming retirements on the Court's composition and the broader implications for key legal precedents and rights.

According to Fox News, Biden made this commitment while addressing supporters at a "Black Voters for Biden-Harris" rally in Philadelphia.

He stressed the importance of appointing justices who could influence the Court's decisions on crucial issues. The current Supreme Court has a 6-3 conservative majority, which has significantly affected recent rulings on abortion and gun rights.

Biden Stresses the Importance Of Supreme Court Nominations

Biden highlighted the likelihood of multiple Supreme Court retirements in the next four years. Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, aged 75 and 74 respectively, may soon retire. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a progressive, is nearing 70, which could shift the Court's balance.

After Justice Antonin Scalia's death, Biden's remarks echoed former President Trump's campaign strategy. Trump emphasized the importance of Supreme Court nominations to rally his base.

Biden previously fulfilled his promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court, appointing Ketanji Brown Jackson. This nomination followed Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement, marking a significant milestone in Biden's presidency.

Jill Biden Warns Of Consequences Of Trump's Re-Election

First Lady Jill Biden expressed her concerns on "The View." She warned about the potential loss of rights if Trump were re-elected and emphasized the critical role of the Supreme Court in safeguarding these rights.

"We will lose all of our rights," Jill Biden said. "We cannot take things for granted, and think of the Supreme Court for God’s sake. Talk about things getting worse? Can you imagine if we put any more Republicans on the Supreme Court? No!"

Biden's campaign focuses on preventing further conservative appointments. His strategy aims to maintain and enhance progressive influence on the Court. This approach is crucial for addressing key legal precedents and rights.


President Biden's pledge to nominate progressive justices if re-elected underscores the critical importance of Supreme Court appointments in shaping the nation's legal landscape.

His remarks at the Philadelphia rally highlight the potential for upcoming retirements to alter the Court's balance. First Lady Jill Biden's warnings on "The View" emphasize the high stakes of the upcoming election.

The closely contested race between Biden and Trump will determine the future composition of the Supreme Court and its impact on key legal precedents. Biden's commitment to progressive judicial appointments aims to safeguard and advance important rights and values.

About Robert Cunningham

With years of experience at the forefront of political commentary, Robert Cunningham brings a blend of sharp wit and deep insight to his analysis of American principles at the Capitalism Institute.

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