One of the most important issues, if not THE most important issue of the upcoming election is the impending need to nominate new Supreme Court Justices. These nominations will solidify the left or right-leanings of the court for decades to come.
Reagen-era appointments to the Appellate Court level in Washington (the Supreme Court fast track) dominated Judgeships with conservative leaning judges. Currently, Republicans have obstructed many of President Obama’s Appellate appointments in order to obstruct what Reagan did in the 1980’s. Now, with the Senate obstructing Judge Garland’s appointment process, the next POTUS will have the opportunity to solidify the leaning of SCOTUS for years.
A conservative writer says it better than I ever could. See below:
"Of course I am voting for Donald Trump. You should be too if you are a conservative. Let me break this down into three arguments, the first of which is Trump’s trump card on the #NeverTrumpers.
If Hillary Clinton wins, the Left gavels in a solid, lasting, almost certainly permanent majority on the Supreme Court. Every political issue has a theoretical path to SCOTUS, and only self-imposed judicial restraint has checked the Court’s appetite and reach for two centuries.
That restraint will be gone when HRC’s first appointee is sworn in. Finished.
This is not hyperbole. I have the advantage of having taught Con Law for 20 years, of having argued before very liberal appellate judges like Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the very liberal Ninth Circuit, of practicing with the best litigators in the land, and I know what a very liberal SCOTUS means: conservatism is done. It cannot survive a strong-willed liberal majority on the Supreme Court. Every issue, EVERY issue, will end up there, and the legislatures’ judgments will matter not a bit.
So vote for Hillary Clinton (or sit it out) and then prepare for the deluge of court-ordered solutions to every social problem, bench-drawn congressional districts and extraordinary deference to every agency of the federal government combined with a sweeping away of federalism."