Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Meet the (Alleged) Frontrunners: Trump's SCOTUS Pick Looms We made passing reference to this yesterday, and Matt wrote about the latest reported development over the weekend, but I think this subject merits as much virtual ink as we can devote to it. President Trump's most important and lasting early legacy test will come in the person of his nominee to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Over and over again on the campaign trail and in debates, he promised to fill this vacancy with a jurist in the mold of the great man who died last year. What most conservatives are hoping for is a young, reliable, unwavering constitutionalist. As such, what to make of the two names that have emerged as the alleged frontrunners for the job? William Pryor is a rock-ribbed right-winger with an unambiguous paper trail that so worried Democrats that they mounted filibusters against his nomination to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. He was eventually (narrowly) confirmed thanks to the 'Gang of 14,' whose efforts to preserve the filibuster for nominations were eventually blown up by the blessedly-departed Harry Reid. Is there any hint that Pryor might "evolve" leftward in office, as happened with a number of Republican-appointed justices in recent decades? Not a chance:

Read entire article here: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2017/01/24/meet-the-alleged-frontrunners-trumps-scotus-pick-looms-n2275677

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