With the tragic death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia fresh on everyone’s minds, we are now dealing with the political battle over who will replace this conservative giant!
Well, Tom Goldstein, who runs the popular SCOTUSblog website, thinks Obama is likely to nominate liberal Attorney General Loretta Lynch, which will rightly cause conservatives to be outraged!
Via NBC News:
Tom Goldstein, who runs the influential SCOTUSblog, had earlier predicted Ninth Circuit Judge Paul Watford would make the top of President Obama’s shortlist. But in arevised blog post, Goldstein said he now believes Lynch is the leading contender.
Lynch is a “very serious possibility,” Goldstein wrote. “The fact that Lynch was vetted so recently for attorney general also makes it practical for the president to nominate her in relatively short order.”
But tapping Lynch to fill the seat of Scalia, who died suddenly Saturday, poses a perception problem for Republicans because her “history as a career prosecutor makes it very difficult to paint her as excessively liberal,” Goldstein wrote.
Lynch would be the first black woman ever nominated to the nation’s highest court — and the GOP would have a political problem during an election year if the Republicans refused to even consider her nomination, Goldstein wrote.
“I think the administration would relish the prospect of Republicans either refusing to give Lynch a vote or seeming to treat her unfairly in the confirmation process,” Goldstein wrote. “Either eventuality would motivate both black and women voters.”
Obama should not be allowed to nominate a far-left lawyer to replace a conservative icon like Scalia, and Republicans in the Senate must stand up to Obama and protect the balance of the Supreme Court!
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