Res Publica - Journal of Undergraduate Research


This article breaks down the implications of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's health problems-all the more relevant due to her recent hospitalization in May 2020-and shows how the Democratic Party has been outmaneuvered by the Republicans in terms of SCOTUS control. The path to reestablishing a Democratic Supreme Court, as formerly seen from the 1940s-1970s, depends on the defeat of President Donald Trump in the 2020 general election.