Home / General / The Next Justice

The Next Justice


My guess is that Ramesh Pounnu has identified her:

In picking a successor to Justice Anthony Kennedy, President Donald Trump has many fine potential nominees among whom to choose. The top contenders seem to be Amy Coney Barrett, Thomas Hardiman, Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge and Amul Thapar, all of whom are well-respected conservative judges.

In my view, Trump should pick Barrett.

She is the youngest of the five top choices, which is a mark in her favor given that the nominee will have life tenure and Trump will want one who will leave a lasting mark on the law.

She’s 46, shows every sign of being a reliable party-liner, and having a bunch of Democratic senators vote against a female nominee and having a woman write the opinion overruling Roe both present maximum trolling potential. And since Trump has fully delegated his judicial nominations to the Federalist Society, his normal impulsiveness and irrationality are less of a factor than usual. So my bet is it will be Barrett. Although, to clear, they would all be horrible! 

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Linkedin
  • Pinterest
It is main inner container footer text