Having first sickened the White House and then Congress, the virus of Trumpism is about to spread to the Supreme Court itself.

He refused to allow Barack Obama to fill a vacancy for almost a year, holding the seat open to draw evangelical voters to the polls and elect a Republican president.

That was a clever gambit, though it had the downside of risking the credibility of the American legal system. The bet has now paid off, and the risk has been realized.

Source: Opinion | The High Court Brought Low – The New York Times

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