Sunday, May 15, 2016

Trump and the Court

Excerpt: Donald Trump told Mark Halperin yesterday that his sister, a federal judge, would be a “phenomenal” Supreme Court justice. He also said that “we will have to rule that out now, at least.” If he ever becomes president, let’s hope he rules it out permanently. Maryanne Trump Barry came up in my book The Party of Death for writing one of those heated judicial decisions in favor of giving constitutional protection to partial-birth abortion.

The Supreme Court Is Not a Sufficient Reason to Vote for Trump. By Ian Tuttle

The Supreme Court Isn't a Sufficient Reason to Vote for Trump. By David Frum

Voting Trump because of the Supreme Court isn't enough. By Travis Hale

Filling Supreme Court vacancies isn't a good enough reason to vote for Trump. By John Yoo and Jeremy Rabkin

Excerpt: In fact, Republican presidents have filled 12 of 16 Supreme Court vacancies since 1968. Only four of the those confirmed were truly conservative jurists (William Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr.), with the rest either outright liberals (John Paul Stevens and David Souter) or moderates (Sandra Day O’Connor, Anthony M. Kennedy, John G. Roberts Jr.).  Trump’s outbursts won’t persuade the Senate to embrace more conservative nominees, where Reagan’s sunny optimism and George H.W. Bush’s patrician decency failed.

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