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What will happen to the U.S. Supreme Court once Trump is in office?

  1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image97
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 13 months ago

    What will happen to the U.S. Supreme Court once Trump is in office?

    Donald Trump could end up appointing several Supreme Court justices. How will that affect things like abortion and marriage rights?

  2. Kathleen Cochran profile image84
    Kathleen Cochranposted 13 months ago

    Well, we know he's going to appoint one.  And in my opinion, it would serve all the "I vote pro-life and nothing else" folks who put him in office right if he picks a moderate.  And he might well do it.  You never know with Trump.

    1. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image61
      Dont Taze Me Broposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Yeah the only people who will get"served right"when Trump appoints to the supreme court are the"pro choicers"who claim they're for choice(the liberal ruse, you can always find it if you look)but never ever promote anything but abortion.

  3. bradmasterOCcal profile image32
    bradmasterOCcalposted 13 months ago


    How did the SCOTUS do in the last 8 yrs. Abortion and marriage rights will never be properly adjudicated. Marriage is not in the constitution, and it was created under the 10th amendment state rights. But the SCOTUS made it a national issue, trumping the 10th amend with the Supremacy Cl.
    Roe v Wade is a compromise between personal rights and state interests. Until the SCOTUS determines when life begins there can be no acceptable outcome of any SCOTUS abortion decision.

    It has been the decision for almost 43 yrs, doesn't that tell you something.

    I would like to see the SCOTUS decisions made with more than a simple majority. If they are going to make national decisions, than they have to be convinced in their decision. At least a 6/3 even better 7/2 should be the minimum for a valid decision.

    There are no details in the US Constitution about SCOTUS, the founders left it to Congress to set it up. At one pt, FDR had 15 instead of 9 SC justices, so it can be changed.

    We have more pressing issues for SCOTUS than a 43 yr old controversy, or marriage with its 50 % divorce rate. no reason why the govt should be involved in marriage. The fed thru the IRS has made it a fed issue. instead of a marital status for your 1040, It would be better to create personal partnerships(PP), that allow any two people to file together. (PP)  would be a written contract that would contain all the clauses for the relationship, as well as those for terminating the partnership. This would replace divorce and the ambiguous and vague oral marriage vows.

    SCOTUS needs to keep the govt honest and protect the rights of the people. For ex, prevent the govt from enabling acts and laws that violate constitutional amends like the 4th and the 5th.  Which was done by passing the Patriot Act in peacetime, with no declaration of war. Also, making the NSA accountable to the constitution.

    In the last 8 yrs the SCOTUS has been wrapped around morphing the constitution to fit the political coercion of making social issues based on the ambiguous and vague 14th amendment. That amendment was one of the 3 civil rights amends. It did not give blk men the right to vote, that was the 15th, and it didn't given women the right to vote, that was the 19th am which came 50 yrs later.

    The SCOTUS over the last 100 yrs has watered dn the constitution to allow the fed govt to screw the people.
    I don't believe the govt or the SCOTUS can solve social issues. So they should protect the constitution instead.

    1. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      To a certain degree, I agree with you, but to have justice and equality, the country must have strong rights for everyone and not leave it to the states to discriminate. Not "What's good for Sen. Bullmoose is good for the USA."

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image32
      bradmasterOCcalposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      What are the Abortion Rights today after the last 8 years under Obama. I can't seem to get people to answer that ?. We all have to have a common knowledge of where the line is in the sand before we can say Trump is going to move. Thx

    3. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image61
      Dont Taze Me Broposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Strong rights for everyone? Isn't that why we have a constitution. Even Abortion Backers Admit Roe vs. Wade Was a Terrible Decision http://www.lifenews.com/2012/12/20/even … -decision/

  4. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 13 months ago

    You are correct that filling the empty seat creates a 5-4 vote toward the conservative side. And with several liberal judges in their late 70s or 80s, Trump will likely fill more slots.
    The two situations you bring up won't change unless the Supreme Court rules opposite to current jurisprudence in response to NEW cases. A new court can't just come in and say "we say X". Much of the conservative dismay about the Supreme Court has been taking cases and essentially using them to over-rule the legislature and invent NEW rights. You're afraid a conservative court will do what the liberal court has done for years.

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image32
      bradmasterOCcalposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Tamara,imo to make the SCOTUS  decisions more centered, we have to change simple majority vote to at least 6-3 & 7/2 would be better. How can you discount the opinion of 4 justices 5/4 decision. The more agreement the better the decision.

    2. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image61
      Dont Taze Me Broposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      & if Trump is a successful pres. guess what.The next president will be Republican(Pence)& he will have 8 years to appt more justices.This is why the left is so scared to death of Trump,they can't let him succeed,it's death for the left.