Early on in his presidency, Donald Trump was going to have some decisions to make that may affect the direction of the nation for generations to come.
Aside from grinding ISIS into dust and enforcing the southern border, a Trump administration was going to need to decide who will be filling the position on the Supreme Court that was left vacant in early 2016, when Antonin Scalia passed away.
The decision was even more critical when it was considered that the two justices, appointed by Barack Obama, were seemingly less than objective.
Justice Sonia Sotimayor once received criticism, during her confirmation hearing, over statements that she made that appeared to suggest that she thought one race and gender would be better qualified at making a decision over another.
“…I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”
Though Sotimayor claimed that she had only been trying to inspire future generations, and to suggest that their experiences would “enrich” the legal system, further questions arose when it was discovered that she had also formerly been a member of the National Council of La Raza (The Race).
Obama’s second appointee, Elena Kagan, had never served a day on the bench, prior to being appointed to the highest court in the land, but was instead the Solicitor General for the Obama administration.
In addition, it was Kagan who was discovered, through Freedom of Information Act Requests, to have sent emails in which she was expressing glee over the fact that Obamacare had gotten enough votes in Congress to pass.
“I hear they have the votes, Larry!!” said the woman who would later sit on the Supreme Court to decide whether or not the bill in question was constitutional or not. “Simply amazing.”
With two seemingly biased judges appointed to the Supreme Court in less than eight years, it was imperative that the next justice be somebody who cared more about the letter of the law rather than political ideologies or which race can make decisions better than others.
Several candidates’ names have been floated around, but one in particular has caught Trump’s attention.
Judge Neil Gorsuch was the first Supreme Court pick from the Trump administration, but there still remains the possibility of the 45th president of having to pick a second justice by the end of his first term.
By year three of the Trump administration, the Supreme Court will have three three Justices in their eighties. While we hope that our country’s judges remain healthy and able to continue their duties, there is always the consideration that nobody is immortal, and even the possibility that any of the justices could retire.
What would you think if Donald Trump appointed Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro to fill a possible future vacancy on the Supreme Court?