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Mitch McConnell’s legacy is a conservative Supreme Court shaped by his calculated audacity – The Conversation CA

How an uncharismatic Kentucky lawyer came to rule the Senate and remake the federal judiciary from top to bottom.



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Unless Democrats win both the White House and the Senate in November, abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is about to finish his project of remaking the federal judiciary from top to bottom.
The impact of that achievement will outlive the 78-year-old Kentuckian, making it the biggest piece of his large legacy in Senate history.
This feat could hardly have been predicted when Senate Republicans elected McConnell their leader in 2006. For most of…

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