Will Hillary put Bill on the U.S. Supreme Court?

If Senator Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential nomination will she appoint her husband Bill to the U.S. Supreme Court? “a respected conservative law professor has openly predicted a future President Clinton would name her husband to the high court if a vacancy occurred. Pepperdine Law School’s Douglas Kmiec wrote recently in the Wall Street Journal, “The former president would be intrigued by court service and many would cheer him on.,” according to CNN.

But “politics may trump family ties. Perhaps three justices or more could retire in the next four to eight years, among them some of the more liberal members of the bench. The new president might face competing pressures to name a woman, a minority — especially a Hispanic or an Asian-American — and a younger judge or lawyer to fill any vacancies, three qualifications a white male in his 60s like Clinton would not have.”

I don’t know about that. We know here in Orange County that Democrats love to back white lawyers over minority candidates. They backed Tom Umberg last year against Janet Nguyen. They will be backing Joe Dunn against her this year. And they will be backing Tom Daly in the future for the O.C. Board of Supervisors – I doubt they will even try to look for a minority candidate for that seat, which is currently held by Chris Norby.

I don’t know if Hillary will win the nomination. I hope she doesn’t. But the specter of Bill Clinton serving on the land’s highest court should scare the Hell out of most of the voters, particularly those that lean to the right.

We can only hope that Hillary will lose a few more of the early primaries. If she loses New Hampshire, on top of losing in the Iowa Caucuses, she is really going to start to have a hard time going forward.

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