A Reason to Vote for Clinton: The Supreme Court

Hillary Clinton

The next president in November will be nominating at least one Supreme Court justice, and likely as many as four. Yes, you heard me — four. Almost half of the Supreme Court could be nominated by the next president.

For this reason alone, the next president will have the power to shape every aspect of life in the U.S., for everyone, for decades.

Reproductive rights. Drug policy. Privacy. Health care. Policing and prisons. Workers’ rights. LGBT rights. Voting rights. The results of this election will resonate in all our lives, for years after the president is no longer in office. Supreme Court justices generally live long after the president appointing them has left office, and Supreme Court decisions made in the next four to eight years will set precedents lasting decades.

Who do you want nominating those justices? A largely liberal Democrat, with a strong track record on civil liberties and an extensive and detailed knowledge of government? Or a literal fascist, who’s repeatedly made it clear that he’s ignorant of the Constitution and holds it in contempt?

There are countless reasons a Trump presidency could set the country back decades. The Supreme Court is only one. But it’s one of the most obvious, and one of the most profound.

When you vote in November, you’re helping choose one to four Supreme Court Justices. Pick wisely. Vote for Clinton.

(Comment policy: In addition to my regular comment policy, I’m going to ask people to keep comments narrowly focused on this issue. This is not a platform to discuss everything else you do or don’t like about Clinton or Trump. Thanks.)

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A Reason to Vote for Clinton: The Supreme Court

7 thoughts on “A Reason to Vote for Clinton: The Supreme Court

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    “For this reason alone, the next president will have the power to shape every aspect of life in the U.S., for everyone, for decades.”

    THAT IS THE VERY REASON WE MUST VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT OF THE US!!! Never mind the ranting of the bombastic buskin idiot called Donald Trump or the so called “shortcomings” of Clinton, we MUST think of the supreme court, Just think, abortions and contraceptives can be made illegal for all of us by a supreme court majority made up of Catholics and evangelicals.

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    “For this reason alone, the next president will have the power to shape every aspect of life in the U.S., for everyone, for decades.”

    THAT IS THE VERY REASON WE MUST VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT OF THE US!!! Never mind the ranting of the bombastic buskin idiot called Donald Trump or the so called “shortcomings” of Clinton, we MUST think of the supreme court, Just think, abortions and contraceptives can be made illegal for all of us by a supreme court majority made up of Catholics and evangelicals.

  3. PHB
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    While it is possible for Clinton to win the Presidency and the Republicans keep a majority in the Senate, that is not a very likely outcome. Nor can the Republicans in the Senate keep up a blockade of Clinton’s nominations indefinitely.

    The polls have been showing the GOP Senate races tracking the presidential race. One of the reasons for that is precisely the fact that the Senate has been engaging in partisan obstructionism. And that is one of the reasons that the GOP faces a rout if Trump collapses.

    That collapse may be starting. The polls started to shift last week after Trump turned his birther climbdown speech into a self promotion exercise and the media suddenly turned its fire on Trump. Trump went from level to three points down. We haven’t yet seen the effect of the debate in the polls.

    The court didn’t come up in the debate but we got to see Trump’s basis for making decisions. My field is cyber security so this morning I registered ‘TheCyberIsHard.com’. Perhaps if you can’t see solutions to the problems of cyber, you should find someone with more experience than a ten year old.

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