Profile image
By Reason Magazine (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

Trump and Supreme Court Justices: New at Reason

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 12:25
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

At the Sunday presidential debate, Donald Trump claimed that he would appoint justices in the mold of late Antonin Scalia to the Supreme Court. By that he presumably means originalists.Donald Trump

But Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia warns conservatives tempted to vote for him over Hillary Clinton because of that promise to think again. Hillary Clinton will be bad for the Constitution and originalism, no doubt. But Trump may well be worse.

And this is not just because Trump is an ignoramus who does not have a constitutional bone in his body, but because his authoritarian agenda cuts squarely against individual rights, separation of powers, and checks and balances. Odds are if he gets elected, which is becoming less and less likely by the day, Trump will have a transformative effect on the GOP, eroding whatever commitment it has to these ideas.

View this article.


We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Top Global

Top Alternative



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.