Skip to comments.Liberals' worst nightmare: a second supreme court pick for Trump
Posted on 05/31/2018 12:35:29 PM PDT by centurion316
hen, just weeks after taking office, Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the supreme court, the newly minted US president made good on a central promise of his campaign: to replace the late justice Antonin Scalia with a bona fide conservative.
That moment foreshadowed what is shaping up to be among the most indelible of Trumps triumphs the reshaping of the federal judiciary with the appointment of dozens of judges with an ideological bent toward the administrations agenda.
Republicans are working with Trump to make a record-breaking number of appointments to federal courts. These new, mostly young, white men will be in a position to rule on legislation that could change America for years. But the most contentious appointment would be a second nomination to the highest court in the land. The supreme court has over decades delivered landmark decisions on issues from abortion to affirmative action and same-sex marriage. The potential for Trump to install another justice on the nine-seat bench, some legal experts argue, could have profound consequences on issues ranging from womens reproductive health to LGBT rights. With speculation mounting over the possible retirement of supreme court justice Anthony Kennedy, Trump could have a lasting impact on reshaping Americas most important court.
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Maybe two more, or three with another term.
Best election, best POTUS, evah!!
I predict he’ll appoint 4 to 6 supreme court justices, depending on whether he is reelected in 2020.
“...with an ideological bent toward the administrations agenda.”.
His agenda is, Making America Great Again, by simply reinforcing the Constitution.
No mystery here. No cynical motives. Just keeping promises he made to the PEOPLE, and following the law.
Did you think he was going to let Hillary choose the SCOTUS folks? Are you THAT stupid?
I guess as long as Hillary wallows in self-pity and rage, the rest of the left will follow.
Thank God Trump beat her...I could say it a thousand times.
Ruth Bader Ginzberg, Hell is calling, please pick up the red courtesy phone.
Two?? Hopefully FOUR!
I believe Trump will get to replace one or two more SCOTUS Justices, but what would really freak out the Left is if he gets the chance to replace a fourth.
That would change the court for the positive for over a century. The justices could serve 30-40 years, but then their ruling would set case law for decades after that.
I believe there will come a time when folks will be ashamed to admit they took a pass on voting for Trump or heaven forbid actually voted for Hillary.
She passed away in 2016. It’s been “Weekend at Ruthie’s” since then.
If only RBG would follow Antonin Scalia’s example, it could be 3...
The Wall isn't built yet, and doesn't look like it will be started this year.
Clock is ticking.
“...These new, mostly young, white men will be in a position to rule on legislation that could change America for years....”
Yeah, chuckle... Gee... ain’t that a b*tch.... BWAHAHAHAHA!
You can tell that that fact REALLY galls the lefturds.
“(they tend to develop pneumonia...which is what kills them).
I’m a tad older than RBG-——you make it sound as if we are some strange species.
Hey Ruth — everyone assumes that it will be Kennedy first but the Grim Reaper has been knocking at your door for a while now. Do you think you can hold him at bay for another 2 1/2 years? Another 6 1/2 years??????
Gee Guardian just was is wrong with young white men? Oh yeah...kill whitey is you and your ilks main goal.
Replacing Kennedy with a reliable Strict Constructionist would be nice but Kennedys been mostly good. The real coup would be to replace RBG and Breyer. Breyer is the young one of those two at 80.....
I really hope this is the case, as long as the RINO class doesn’t go wobbly and once again decide they shouldn’t be mean to their colleagues across the aisle and seek out a David Souter/Anthony Kennedy/Sandra Day O’Conner/Roberts clones.
Any more picks and Trump needs to go and find more full throated conservatives like Gorsuches.
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