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With the Republican majority in the Senate, the confirmation hearings for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, will undoubtedly proceed successfully. However, Senate Democrats must surely be feeling the heat from their constituents, many of whom believe that the Republicans unfairly stole the Supreme Court seat. Some Democratic senators concurred with these sentiments and have declared they would not support any candidate for the vacancy other than Merrick Garland. An uncompromising attitude towards Trump’s pick might seem unfair to a President in the early days of his term, but for many Democrats the obstruction of Merrick Garland’s chance of even getting a fair hearing and the massive loss of opportunity to help balance the Court, leaves almost no room for compromise or complacency. Justice Breyer is 78 years old and Justice Ginsburg is almost 84. It is very likely that more seats will open up during a Trump presidency and…

Stony Brook’s Undergraduate Student Government President, Cole Lee, chose fellow student, Aravinth Pushparaj, as the best candidate for the position of Associate Justice for the Supreme Court. “He is a stellar candidate,” Lee said. “I have a history of appointing six associate justices into the Supreme Court and to my knowledge they all passed unanimously.” During the USG Senate meeting on Oct. 27, Lee said that Pushparaj was interviewed extensively and various times. He was present at the meeting to answer any questions the senators may have had and so that they could pass the motion of accepting Pushparaj into the Supreme Court. As Pushparaj stood in front of the senators, he spoke about his previous knowledge and past experience when dealing with leadership positions as well as resolving issues. “I was the student body president at my school back home. So essentially, I’ve dealt with a lot of problems…