The most liberal justices of the postwar era were actually named by Republican presidentsSubmitted by deleted-by-requ... on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 22:07
Another reason why the Republican Party can go to hell:
"The Supreme Court was poised to deliver conservatives a major victory by overturning a hated liberal policy with little basis in the Constitution. A majority of the justices had been appointed by Republican presidents. Some of them were so conservative that Senate Democrats had attempted to prevent their confirmation.
Yet when the much anticipated ruling was finally handed down, the liberal policy was upheld with fairly minor caveats.
A Republican-appointed justice unexpectedly voted with the liberal bloc. Instead of a victory, conservatives feared they had endured a permanent defeat on an important issue, and in an election year to boot.
While this certainly describes the past day’s events, it was also true 20 years ago. ... Earl Warren, William Brennan, John Paul Stevens, David Souter—some of THE MOST LIBERAL JUSTICES OF THE POSTWAR ERA WERE ACTUALLY NAMED BY REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS."