I have written over the years about the Supreme Court and why it should not be so important. But unfortunately it is of supreme importance because the Supreme Court has declared itself superior to the supposed co-equal branches of government of the executive and the Congress. Justices are appointed for life and they answer to no one. President Lincoln warned us about this in his first inauguration speech. The president and the citizens of this country never know how a justice will rule once the appointment is final. Liberals can become conservatives. Conservatives can become liberals. And they can change on a case by case basis. Now the Senate has to decide on a nomination to that Supreme Court and either affirm or deny appointment. All the hard evidence before the senate says that the candidate is qualified. The candidate has been investigated and cleared for the Federal bench already.