Six Scary Words
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The choice in November is clear – it will be either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, A no-vote is the same as a vote for Hillary Clinton. If Hillary Clinton, arguably the most dishonest and corrupt person ever to run for President of the United States, wins, I have no doubt that a President Hillary Clinton will name President Obama to the Supreme Court for several very good reasons:
- He has covered Hillary's backside, no easy task that in itself, in the email server scandals and now expects a payback.
- He claims credentials as a Constitutional lawyer.
- He is buying a mansion in Washington D. C. and has made no secret of his desire to stay in the capitol
- And, he could complete his “fundamental transformation” of our Republic during a lifetime on the Supreme Court.
Editor's Note: There is a precedent of a former president being appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and there are no official qualifications for becoming a Supreme Court justice.
The Constitution spells out age, citizenship and residency requirements for becoming president of the United States or a member of Congress but mentions no rules for joining the nation’s highest court.
William Howard Taft is the only person to have served as U.S. president and on the court. Taft served as America’s 27th president, from 1909 to 1913, during which time he appointed five associate justices and one chief justice. After losing his bid for re-election, Taft, a graduate of Yale University and Cincinnati Law School, and a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals prior to his presidency, went on to teach law at Yale and serve as head of the American Bar Association, among other activities.
In 1921, following the death of Chief Justice Edward Douglass White, whom Taft had appointed when he was in the White House, President Warren Harding nominated Taft as White’s replacement. As the court’s 10th chief justice, Taft successfully advocated for passage of the Judiciary Act of 1925, which enabled the justices to choose which cases they wanted to hear (today, the court follows the so-called rule of four, by which at least four justices must vote to grant a petition to review a case before it can be heard by the court). Taft served as chief justice until February 1930, when he resigned due to poor health; he died the following month. (History.com)
Norm Beznoska, Jr., aka Navyman Norm, is a Strongsville, OH resident . He is a contributor to the ARRA News Service.
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