GOP Needs to Talk About Supreme Court

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo

This article was originally written by Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski and posted by CNN:

(CNN)When the next president is sworn in on January 20, 2017, three of the Supreme Court’s justices will be in their eighties. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia — a liberal, a moderate, and a conservative, respectively — have all served for at least two decades, but a combination of well-documented health issues and the reality of advancing years raises the prospect that the next president could be poised to nominate at least three justices to the top court.

So why aren’t conservatives talking about this more?

After all, all manner of major issues are being decided by the court, in many cases by a 5 to 4 margin. Indeed, issues ranging from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate power plants and private water sources to the legality of Obamacare to presidential power during wartime and the question of whether terrorists can demand a civilian trial could all be overruled with a one-vote shift in the balance of the court.

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