Skip to comments.This is Ted Cruz's Plan For the Supreme Court
Posted on 01/25/2016 8:03:19 AM PST by justlittleoleme
Liberals won't like it.
If Ted Cruz is elected president, he has big plans for the Supreme Court -- namely, picking extremely conservative candidates to fill any vacancies among the nine justices.
In an interview with Bloomberg, the Senator and former solicitor general from Texas said that Republicans are generally bad at picking nominees for the high court, and that he'd be different.
"Unlike many of the other candidates, I will be willing to spend the capital to ensure that every Supreme Court nominee that I put on the court is a principled judicial conservative," Cruz said.
As solicitor general, Bloomberg notes, Cruz argued in front of the court on behalf of his state.
Cruz specifically called out Chief Justice John Roberts, appointed by George W. Bush, and Anthony Kennedy, appointed by Ronald Reagan, as bad picks. Roberts has gotten a lot of flack among conservatives in recent years for voting to uphold Obamacare, while Kennedy was castigated by the right for writing the opinion this year to legalize gay marriage.
The next president will likely have a few vacancies to fill. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, and Anthony Kennedy will all be over 80 years old by election day, while Stephen Breyer will be 78.
So how would Cruz find truly conservative justices? He said he'd look for candidates with "a long paper trail as principled conservative jurists." This means jurists who've actually made decisions, rather than the sometimes more politically palatable candidates without as much of a record.
We should demand Trump explain his vetting process for justices and it can’t include “making America great again”, “winning” or “great deals”. It’s time to put up or shut up. This is the whole ball game. Support the candidate who will pick the most conservative justices.
If you think Donald Trump will do the same I gotta bridge to sell ya.
It’s hard not to prefer Cruz about SC nominations.
Ted Cruz 2016...the only TEA PARTY CONSERVATIVE in the race!!!
I don’t want extremely conservative picks on the Supreme Court. I want extremely extreme extremists on the Supreme Court.
Trump would almost certainly appoint a bunch of New York libs to the bench.
It’s not just the supreme court that is at stake, it the constitution. Nothing is more important.
This is arguably the most important role for the next POTUS. Anyone thinking Trump will be as reliable on this issue as will be Cruz is deluding themselves.
Wish he could have inspired other Senators to feel the same....
It will take a Godly President to turn America back to the Godly principles that made America great. Only GOD makes nations great.
Blessed is the nation whose GOD is the LORD.
I still think this would have been one of his strong points.
Earlier I posted another article on this same topic here:
What’s at Stake - The Supreme Court, that’s What !
This alone is why I intend to vote for Cruz on March 1, but I am not optimistic in any situation that will arise.
Best get his ‘birther’ settled before he goes any further...if he doesn’t the Libs will for him....
Hmmm...I’m recalling the glowing things Mr. Cruz said about how incredibly conservative John Roberts was going to be on the Court...
What exactly does he mean by "willing to spend the capital"?
“So how would Cruz find truly conservative justices? He said he’d look for candidates with “a long paper trail as principled conservative jurists.”
Which if history has proven to our dismay, is no more of a plan than shooting dice.
How else would Regan pick complete flops but GHW Bush pick winners”
We were told that John Roberts was a principled, constitutional originalist. The perfect candidate. How did that work out?
I’m not saying what Cruz says here is wrong - just that using this as some kind of measuring stick for Cruz (or anyone, for that matter) is silly.
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