Choosing the Right Supreme Court Justices – Part 2
[Phillip Jauregi, an expert in constitutional law and founder of Judicial Action Group, concludes his discussion, begun yesterday, on the importance of choosing the correct justices for the U.S. Supreme Court.]
“There is an almost daily reminder that we have failed to nominate and confirm truly conservative Justices to the Supreme Court. Thankfully, future failure is avoidable. There is a workable standard for picking Supreme Court Justices that can transform past failure into future success.” [Yesterday we explored why the Supreme Court is important and why a standard is essential. Today we will look at three more areas that need to be considered in choosing constitutionally conservative justices in the future.]
“Courage. Given the misalignment of the Judiciary, it will take courage to correct it. It will also take great courage to remain faithful against the unrestrained wicked onslaughts of the left. The Judiciary has been the left’s last bastion of political power and taking it back will require courage.
“Record. If a prospective Justice does not have an actual demonstrable record as a courageous, conservative, constitutionalist, then you should wisely infer that they are not. Judicial nominees without records are preferred by political operators who prize short-term confirmability over long-term success. A ‘stealth’ Justice without a record may – or may not – be easier to confirm, but to what end? Conservatives have been sold ‘stealth’ justices with ‘trust me’ endorsements numerous times over the last fifty years, but most have transitioned and manifested as anti-constitutionalist liberals. Are we fools?
“Only the fool would hire an employee without a record. When it comes to the eminently more important Supreme Court Justice – who is nearly impossible to fire – the wise would never hire one with a weak or stealthy record.
“Long-Term. A Justice’s record should be long in duration. What kind of prospective Justice lives absent from the conservative fight for the first forty or fifty years of their life, but conveniently transitions with a late record only when it benefits their prospects? Answer: probably one who is neither courageous, nor conservative, nor a constitutionalist; and perhaps one who is weak, greedy for power, and slouching toward the left. A prospective Justice who lacks a long-term record, but enjoys mainly recent, helpful speeches, articles, and/or rulings should be viewed with healthy skepticism. A long-term record is exceedingly more reliable, believable, and trustworthy than a short-term record.
“Conclusion. All prospects for the Supreme Court will be imperfect. However, that reality does not dictate that we lose our minds, abandon a standard, and accept anyone. To the contrary, it heightens the necessity that we: (1) establish a meaningful, workable standard like the one articulated above, (2) diligently measure the prospects according to that standard, and (3) resolutely accept only those who measure up.
Only then can we reasonably expect to reverse our tragic trend of failed Supreme Court nominations. Only then will we achieve Judicial Renewal.
“Evil people don’t understand justice, but those who follow the Lord understand completely.” (Proverbs 28:5; NLT)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Intercede for those who assist the president in choosing Supreme Court nominees. Ask that they would follow a clear and solid standard of choosing constitutionally conservative justices. No compromises!
Pray against any political motivations and compromises in the choosing of nominees.
“The Judiciary has been the left’s last bastion of political power and taking it back will require courage.” Ask the Lord to grant courage to all those involved in the nomination process.
Confirmation processes are highly challenging, especially when constitutionally conservative justices are nominated. This is because we are in a spiritual war over the seats on the Court. Intercede now and often to prepare the way for the fight.
Pray that the exact right persons would be chosen as Supreme Court Justice nominees in the future.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we earnestly petition You today for our future Supreme Court Justices. We need Your choices on that Court. We need God-fearing men and women who have a long track record of conservative, righteous, and just determinations from the bench. We cannot have just anyone. We cannot politically compromise just to get the confirmation process simplified or hurried up. We say, “No compromises!” Phillip Jauregi said, “The Judiciary has been the left’s last bastion of political power and taking it back will require courage.” Give all those involved in the nomination process great courage to withstand the onslaught of demonic warfare against godly nominations. It is absolutely imperative that the exact right persons are found, nominated, and confirmed to the United States Supreme Court if righteousness and justice will rule in our land. We thank You in advance for Your response to our humble cry in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
The United States Supreme Court will achieve Judicial Renewal!
Learn more about Phillip Jauregi and Judicial Action Group here.