The chief problem...which she will have to come to admit...is that any Goldman Sachs case that arrives at the Supreme Court...she has to step aside for each of cases that come up. Then there’s the cases she worked on for the administration...which she’d have to step aside for those as well. So in two years...figure at least twenty cases which she might have to step aside on, and just let the eight judges render judgement. You can see the issues involved here.
If they had picked a plain old judge, then there’s no connection to companies or the build-up of cases...but then this isn’t the smartest crowd in the world...or they simply won’t accept the idea of her stepping to the side for any case whatsoever.
Where have you been? Those are exactly the cases Magic wants her for.
Samuel P. Chase sat in Lincoln's cabinet for most of the Civil War, an ardent Abolitionist and certified, card-carrying sectionalist (i.e. South-hater). Lincoln made him Chief Justice in 1864, and in five years he had the case Lincoln put him up there for, in which he wrote as the Court's opinion that secession had been illegal, all the acts of the People, the States, and their conventions and legislatures had been null and void -- because he said so.
He was sent up to deliver the goods for his political boss, and he did it.