As Congress makes all possible haste and takes every conceivable shortcut to nominate Amy Coney Barrett, it is important to remember that the Supreme Court has a long history of BAD judges being appointed. Take James Wilson, a signatory to the Declaration of Independence, who spent some time in a debtors’ prison while still serving as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Wilson was nominated on September 24, 1789 for the role of an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by George Washington. Wilson only heard nine cases between his appointment in 1789 and his death nine years later including Chisolm vs Georgia (1793) which was ultimately overturned by Congress with the 11th Amendment to the US Constitution.
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