Trump Expands List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees in Anticipation of Another Vacancy
With the addition of another five nominees to his list of conservative judges, President Trump now has 25 people to consider as soon as another vacancy opens on the bench of the Supreme Court. That could happen soon as rumors persist that Justice Anthony Kennedy, age 81, is considering retiring at the end of the courtâ€™s present term. In addition, two liberals are deep into their dotage: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 84 while Stephen Breyer is 79.
Given the opportunity, Trumpâ€™s picks would likely influence legal jurisprudence in the country for decades if not generations. On Friday the president added two appellate judges who were nominated by him earlier this year and confirmed by the Senate: Amy Coney Barrett and Kevin Newsome. The other three include Brett Kavanaugh, who presently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, Britt Grant, a Georgia Supreme Court justice, and Patrick Wyrick, an...
Meanwhile the best doctors in the US are being sent to help those 'RMD-generation' liberal Supreme Court justices eke out a few more years, or less, depending on the way the House of Representatives goes, where an impeachment of Trump motion has been on the table. Yes, Mr. Average American, your vote does count, when it comes to electing a Democrat or Republican Representative. It could mean the End of Trump as we know it. I know it some areas like NYC, California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, finding a Republican Representative is a tough task.
Judge Moore strongly denied false allegations,stated that McConnell should step down instead&like Trump before him, stayed strong&refused to step down. Moore's wife of 32 years became his strongest defender from the allegations,&conservative Christians, with good reason, continued to support Moore. Conservative Republicans, including Steve Bannon,Rush Limbaugh,&Mo Brooks,continued to stand by Moore due to the suspiciousness of the allegations and attacks, in addition to Moore's consistently conservative positions versus his opponent's left-wing stances. Commentators such as Thomas Wictor, who disagrees with Moore on most political positions, investigated the accusations made against him and found that Moore was innocent of them.The Alabama GOP continued to stand with Moore,&Republican Alabama governor Kay Ivey refused to bow to establishment pressure to move the Senate date in their attempt to end Moore's candidacy.U.S. President Donald Trump also eventually gave support for Moore, noting the left-wing positions of his opponent.
In response to the several allegations against him, Moore released a list of 12 women who affirmed the high quality of his character even in the 1970s.
Might be -Moore will be on short list for Supreme Court choices by Trump ??
Henry Gass wrote: ...with his lower court appointments, legal scholars say, Trump has the ability to shape American jurisprudence in an even broader and more durable way.
Mr. Trump entered office with twice as many judicial vacancies as Obama. Combining those with older judges who could accept â€śsenior status,â€ť a kind of semi-retirement, Trump could appoint more federal judges than any president in the past four decades.
While these appointments may not attract as much attention as a Supreme Court pick, they are arguably more important, experts say: Collectively, they hear tens of thousands of cases each year, while the Supreme Court hears less than a hundred.
"What liberals are referring to isnâ€™t so much a shift to the â€śrightâ€ť but a restoration of common sense in ruling on important cases at the highest judicial level in the country. In a general sense, â€śoriginalismâ€ť is a way of interpreting the Constitution based upon what the writers of it intended it to mean. This is far different from that espoused by liberal Justice Breyer, who holds that in order for constitutions to endure over time, their interpretation must therefore be â€śmore flexible and responsiveâ€ť to changing circumstances than by using the amendment process. While there is wiggle room for interpreting the Constitution as an originalist, it is slight. Besides â€śoriginal intent,â€ť there is the â€śoriginal meaningâ€ť theory, which is based on what reasonable persons living at the time of its adoption would have understood the ordinary meaning of the text to be. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia fell into the second category, noting, â€śItâ€™s not always easy to figure out what the provision meant when it was adopted. I do not say [originalism] is perfect. I just say itâ€™s better than anything else"