Who Would President Hillary Clinton Have Nominated to the Supreme Court to Replace Anthony Kennedy?

Justice Anthony Kennedy has been the deciding vote on the US Supreme Court for many years. Now he is retiring. It’s only natural, as Donald Trump prepares to nominate a conservative Republican to replace him, to wonder what Hillary Clinton would have done instead. Odds are, it would not have been much different. Her ideological history and militant centrism suggests as much.

4 thoughts on “Who Would President Hillary Clinton Have Nominated to the Supreme Court to Replace Anthony Kennedy?

  1. Here’s my pipe dream: The dem Senators with balls (most of which appear to be female) stall on Trump’s nominee until November. Then they play the GOP’s own game, “Well, we obviously can’t have a confirmation until the new batch of senators are seated”

    Then, with the simple majority needed to confirm a new justice, they obstruct, bully, and prevaricate just as long as it takes to get a justice who’s actually read the constitution. Who knows, maybe Roberts will die of chronic rectal-cranial inversion by then.

    The righties will realize just how ass-holier-than-thou they’ve been and we usher in a new era of bipartisan cooperation.

    THEN we all get on our unicorns and ride off to candyland. But it’s nice to dream.

  2. A point I frequently had with people before I realized people don’t like admitting they’re wrong: Hillary Clinton, the most universally loathed candidate (of either gender) by the Republicans, would have shown up to the Oval Office with a House of Representatives that was deep red and a senate that was 51-49 Republican. Her candidacy was fatally flawed from the beginning. A savvy politician (and I’m sorry, HRC is NOT savvy–being a policy wonk doesn’t mean you’re savvy; lots of very smart people get suckered at used car lots by high school dropouts) would have played the safety: A Sanders-Clinton ticket. Be the veep for four (or eight) years, then ascend to the presidency. By then, Sanders would have done all the hard work and she’d have been able to claim that she was always for universal single payer.

  3. It’s those dastardly Russians/Chinese -= progressives that are the root of evil in the world. And you thought it was the love of money !…

    Henri

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