Friday, January 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton Op-Ed Underscores Importance of Next President's SCOTUS Nominations


Hillary Clinton has an op-ed that's completely on point in the Boston Globe today making the very important point that the next president could possibly nominate 3 Supreme Court justices.

Who do you want making those nominations? Hillary or someone like Ted Cruz? Huge gap in political perspective.

On Election Day, three of the current justices will be over 80 years old, which is past the court’s average retirement age. The next president could easily appoint more than one justice. That makes this a make-or-break moment — for the court and our country.

As president (and a lawyer and former law professor), I’ll appoint justices who will protect the constitutional principles of liberty and equality for all, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or political viewpoint; make sure the scales of justice aren’t tipped away from individuals toward corporations and special interests; and protect citizens’ right to vote, rather than billionaires’ right to buy elections.

I've been making this point for a long time now. Whatever your pet policy leaning is, so much precedent is set by SCOTUS which affects us all day to day.

Marriage equality, women's right to choose, organized labor, voting rights - important issues that are in the docket for this term.

It's really worth the read.

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