With Election Day just three weeks away, the major issues are becoming even more important to settle for voters. One of those that has appeared to rise to the top of the list time and time again is the appointment of Supreme Court Justices. Although the office of president is important, it is easily arguable that the appointment of a Supreme Court Justice will likely make an even greater impact on the future of our nation.
It may be the most important thing that the next president does. Justices serve for life, so our children and grandchildren will be impacted by our decision. Furthermore, because of the age of several justices, there could be four open spots that would be up for appointment by the next president.
Although Hillary Clinton has not yet released a list of potential justices. However, according to Billy Graham’s site, “as of the beginning of October, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has not released names of people she would potentially nominate; she has only said that she supports President Barack Obama’s suggested nominee, Merrick Garland, to replace the vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.”
Also, during the second presidential debate, Clinton said, “I want a Supreme Court that will stick with Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose. And I want a Supreme Court that will stick with marriage equality. Now, Donald has put forth the names of some people that he would consider, and among the ones that he has suggested are people who would reverse Roe v. Wade and reverse marriage equality.”
Donald Trump, on the other hand, makes it clear that he would support the Constitution of the United States. He specifically emphasizes that he wants to protect the first and second amendments, and he has compiled a list of 21 potential appointees that he would consider on the Donald Trump campaign website. Also, visit Billy Graham’s Supreme Court: Where the Candidates Stand read the rest of the article.