All of America awaits the next U.S. Supreme Court appointment: Justice Antonin Scalia left a crater-sized hole with his passing. Scalia’s mental acuity, steadfast faith in God and His Word, and fierce allegiance to the originalist interpretation of the Constitution made him a giant among justices. And of course Obama is doing his very best to force a liberal on the high court. The Senate is holding firm and will not hear or confirm Merrick. Trump has put forth a list of very good potential SCOTUS justices. But here’s another credible name. Read on.TJ
By Dave Jolly
Who will be the next US Supreme Court Justice?
That’s the question that is embroiled in partisan politics. Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland, the current Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to fill the seat vacated by the death of Antonin Scalia. Republicans in Congress are refusing to even hold hearings or vote on Garrick, claiming that whoever wins the presidential election in November should be the one to nominate the next Supreme Court Justice.
Other than to say that Congress should move forward with hearings and vote, Hillary Clinton has not ventured to say who she would consider nominating to fill Scalia’s seat.
According to a recent report, Donald Trump has suggested that he would consider nominating William H. Pryor Jr. to the bench. Pryor is a federal judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and a Commissioner on the US Sentencing Commission.
Supposedly, Trump is considering Pryor for his stand against homosexuality, same sex marriage and sodomy. In 2003, Pryor filed a legal brief in a Texas case where he stated:
“[There is] no fundamental right to engage in homosexual sodomy just because it is done behind closed doors.
“Homosexual sodomy has not historically been recognized in this country as a right — to the contrary, it has historically been recognized as a wrong — it is not a fundamental right.”
“Texas is hardly alone in concluding that homosexual sodomy may have severe physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual consequences, which do not necessarily attend heterosexual sodomy, and from which Texas’s citizens need to be protected.”
While I totally agree with Pryor’s stand against LGBT rights, I still like Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to fill Scalia’s seat on the high bench…
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