EDITORIAL: Court nomination should wait on vote of the people | Opinion

President Trump introduced Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Saturday as his nominee to the Supreme Court, calling her “one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds.” And while that may be true, now – with just five weeks before a national election in which the president could be denied a second term and control of the Senate could flip to the Democrats – is no time to be filling a vacancy on the high court.

Certainly, elections have consequences as the Democrats were reminded when the president made good on his word to appoint conservative jurists to the bench. Trump’s appointment and the Senate’s approval of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh solidified the philosophical bearing of the court on the right. If Barrett, who subscribes to the same kind of conservative judicial philosophy as her onetime mentor Justice Antonin Scalia, were to be seated, she would be taking

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