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The November Election and the Supreme Court

You don't need a "crystal ball" to know the next president will be granted vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court. So, click the below link if you'd like to read musings about some of the prospects on the GOP side of the spectrum.

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Janice Rogers Brown

Pros: A proven judge with conservative/originalist/libertarian viewpoints. Would validate the oft-maligned "Gang of 14 Deal," under which the Democrat filibuster of her appeals court nomination was broken. As a black female, it would be very, very difficult for the media/Democrats to block her nomination.

Cons: A bit too old to be considered ideal. Were she 10 years younger she'd be an A++ choice.

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Thomas Griffith

Pros: A proven conservative/originalist judge. Also would validate McCain's Senate compromise deal, under which the Democrat filibuster of his appeals court nomination was broken.

Cons: Probably not confirmable given the reality of the Reid-Leahy Senate, unless he were tapped to replace Scalia or Thomas.

5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod

Pros: A Texas conservative Republican who's young enough to serve on the SCOTUS for 45 -- yes, forty-five -- years. Easily confirmable.

Cons: None of which I'm aware.

Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero

Pros: A proven conservative who's young enough to serve for 30-plus years. As a Latino from Florida, it obviously would be impossible for the media/Democrats to block his nomination. Plus his elevation to the SCOTUS would not even create a vacany in the lower federal court system.

Cons: None of which I'm aware.

10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch

Pros: A proven conservative who's young enough to serve for 40-plus years.

Cons: Probably not confirmable, unless tapped to replace Scalia or Thomas.

10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jerome Holmes

Pros: A proven conservative who's young enough to serve for 30-plus years. As a black man from the Mid-West, it would be very difficult for the media/Democrats to keep him off the SCOTUS.

Cons: None of which I'm aware.

Sen. Lindsey Graham

Pros: None.

Cons: Too many to list.

Sen. John Cornyn

Pros: A proven conservative, both in the Senate and formerly on the Texas Supreme Court.

Cons: Might or might not be confirmable. Traditional Senate courtesies would indicate he would be confirmed. But Senate Democrats have become increasingly insane over the past decade, and you don't have to explain to them the significance of a SCOTUS vacancy, especially if Cornyn were tapped to replace a liberal Justice.


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Comments (4)

You missed William H. Pryor... (Below threshold)
nehemiah:

You missed William H. Pryor.

Thanks be to Ms. Harriet Miers and President Bush for doing such an excellent job thus far on judges. If we can get McCain to give us conservative judges, we have accomplished much -- it would be reason enough to be very supportive of his candidacy over that muslim socialist.

Add Diane Sykes, 7th Circui... (Below threshold)
Ironman:

Add Diane Sykes, 7th Circuit Judge. Just turned 50. Former Wisconsin Supreme Court judge and Milwaukee criminal court judge.

Pros: Rust Belt Catholic woman
Con: Will be attacked as part of Catholic Cabal

Janice Rogers Brown?... (Below threshold)

Janice Rogers Brown?

oops sorry, didn't see JRB ... (Below threshold)

oops sorry, didn't see JRB first on your list. I'm a dork.




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