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Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by The Scotsman, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2008
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    South of the Haggis Munching Line
    Donald Trump has announced that Neil Gorsuch was his choice to replace Antonin Scalia, the conservative Supreme Court justice who died about a year ago, I guess this brings up the topic of Roe once again;
    With recent Executive Orders and policy statements its' becoming rapidly apparent that Mr. Trump is attempting to make true his campaign promises. If Mr. Trump is actually trying to make good on this promise and Mr. Gorsuch is appointed to the Supreme Court will it make a difference? Or is it political window dressing to placate his voters? If not and he is "committed" to an overturn of Roe what effect would Gorsuch have within the Supreme Court - what will be the balance of opinion?
    So, the appointment of Mr. Gorsuch now is unlikely to alter the existing balance, however, there is the long-term view to consider. Justices are replaced upon either death or retirement so what of the rest of his term (possibly a second) in office and assuming there is no shift in the balance of Congress or the Senate?
    Is it feasible and politically prudent for Mr. Trump to go all out and try and "influence" the future of the Roe debate through similar appointments if they present themselves? Looking at the population's view opinions suggest that Roe should not be overturned;
    What is his direction of travel?
    Personally, I think its all unlikely and that Roe will stand.
  2. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 24, 2009
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    Wandering around
    He's just a fairly equal replacement so it changes nothing. The next three are another story.
    Wouldn't sTay up nights over reversing RvW.

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