Clinton Set to Get What She Wants From Supreme Court
It isn’t unusual for presidential candidates to discuss the actions of the Supreme Court on the campaign trail — hailing some precedents and promising to overturn others. However, in most election years, the campaign rhetoric is just that: empty rhetoric.
By design, the Constitution limits how far any one president can go in circumventing, overruling or limiting the Supreme Court or the Constitution itself. In 2016, however, the stars have aligned for Secretary Hillary Clinton so that campaign pledges regarding constitutional law are not just empty promises. Indeed, in 2016, such promises are deliverable.
What makes this possible in 2016 is not only the fact that Clinton would be able to appoint a Supreme Court justice of her own choosing but that she already has at least one justice in seeming total support of her constitutional agenda.