As election day draws nearer, more of the nation is beginning to recognize the implications of electing either of the two very different presidential candidates. Many of those implications reach far beyond the four to eight years that the country’s next president will be in office. One of the most profound impacts of the outcome of this election cycle will be on the Supreme Court. Because of this, voters must look to the Supreme Court and the current vacancy as well as the very probable future vacancies to which the next president will appoint justices.
As established in previous articles about the striking dichotomy between the ideologies of the two candidates, the justices appointed will have a tremendous impact on the future of the nation. There is a fork in the road for the United States, and the effects of the direction chosen in this election will be felt for generations to come. Fortunately, for constitutional conservatives and Christians, the choice is clear.
There is a fork in the road for the United States, and the effects of the direction chosen in this election will be felt for generations to come.
Hillary Clinton has directly stated that she would push to have Obama’s liberal choice appointed as well as others like him to encourage a progressive agenda that deviates from the original intentions of the nation’s founders and Constitution. On the other hand, Donald Trump has been very clear that he will do quite the opposite. He has put forth a list of 21 potential justices that are proven constitutional conservatives and has praised the late Justice Scalia.
For those that are not convinced that our nation is facing unprecedented confusion in its interpretation of the Constitution and a need for conservatives in the court system, one must look no further than the cases around the country regarding transgender bathroom use in schools. In a case covered by The Washington Post, a female high school student that identifies as male has sued the Gloucester County School Board for not being allowed to use the boys’ bathrooms and locker rooms at school.
The local court ruled in favor of the student. However, the school board then submitted a petition to overturn the ruling. Before it has a chance to rule on it, the Supreme Court elected to temporarily overturn the ruling of the lower court. The case is set to go before the Supreme Court next year, after the next president has been put in office. Justice Scalia’s vacancy may have been filled by that time which will likely tip the scales one direction or the other in this case and many like it.
In CBN News’ article covering the case, Senior Counsel Gary McCaleb of the Alliance Defending Freedom Organization said, “schools have a duty to protect the privacy and safety of all students. That’s a compelling reason for the Supreme Court to review the 4th Circuit’s decision in this case, especially when other courts—including the 4th Circuit itself previously—have upheld that principle. In light of the right to bodily privacy, federal law should not be twisted to require that a male be given access to the girls’ facilities, or a female to the boys’ facilities. The Supreme Court should reverse the 4th Circuit’s ruling, which is out of step with the law and previous federal court precedent.”
“Federal law should not be twisted to require that a male be given access to the girls’ facilities, or a female to the boys’ facilities.”
To read more, visit CBN News article High Court to Hear Challenge to Obama’s Transgender Policy.