WASHINGTON, D.C. – A good many voters pointed to the Supreme Court as their primary justification of voting for Donald Trump in 2016. It was a good priority to have, being that the president elected in 2016 would likely appoint three or more justices to the Supreme Court of the United States. Thus far, President Trump has appointed two justices – Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh – and, by all appearances, has followed through on his promise to appoint conservative, originalist judges.
As cases come before the court, however, Trump’s second pick (Kavanaugh) is giving conservatives some cause for worry. Kavanaugh just sided with liberal justices in a 5-4 decision in a case regarding anti-trust violations and corporate juggernaut Apple.
From The Hill:
“[…] The Supreme Court on Monday said that iPhone users can proceed with a class-action lawsuit against Apple over its control of app sales in a ruling that could threaten the company’s exclusive marketplace of third-party software.
A group of consumers had sued Apple, claiming that the company’s monopoly over its App Store led to inflated app prices. Apple disputed the legality of the suit, arguing the consumers had no standing to sue the company because it merely operated an intermediary between users and the developers who make and sell apps.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote the opinion for the 5-4 decision, surprising many by breaking with his conservative colleagues and siding with the court’s liberal justices. […]”
The dissent was authored by Trump’s first appointment to the high court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, who has actually lived up to his reputation as a conservative jurist.