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4 people Obama could appoint to the Supreme Court

Photo credit: Justice Antonin Scalia via Facebook

Photo credit: Justice Antonin Scalia via Facebook

The sudden and unexpected death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Scalia has caused turmoil among the Republican establishment. With President Obama having 11 months left in office, who he decides as a replacement will have a far-reaching impact on the court and America for decades. Republican obstructionists took no time in declaring that they will stop whoever Obama appoints to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.

Fortunately, these opponents of Obama have very little choice in the matter because the U.S. Constitution clearly states it is the president who appoints a Supreme Court judge, not Congress. Frightening the Republican controlled Senate are five possible and very strong candidates who are reportedly on Obama’s short list of Scalia successors. Here are five Supreme Court nominees that are giving the Republican establishment nightmares:

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch (Photo Source: US Department of Justice)

Loretta Lynch (Photo Source: US Department of Justice)

Loretta Lynch is the first Black woman to serve as the country’s highest law enforcement officer. Appointed by President Obama in 2015, her nomination to her current position sailed through the confirmation process with very little Republican opposition.  Lynch was the former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York that covers Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island. Lynch was born in North Carolina and received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University.

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5 Comments

  1. Mike on February 17, 2016 at 10:55 am

    We might get our first ISIS Supreme Court Judge appointed by our first ISIS POTUS. YEAH!!!

  2. Jason on February 17, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    I will accept ANYONE the GOP is against. Having said that, something tells me the GOP would approve of Ms Lynch.

    • TraceyDC on February 17, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      Hey I couldn’t reply to the thing you said about running that cartoon about running a race. I think that you thought that I was saying something bad about black people when I wasn’t. I was saying that black people do run the race despite hundreds of years of being set back. I was actually agreeing with you.

      • Jason on February 18, 2016 at 2:08 pm

        No worries, and I apologize if I misunderstood your point.

  3. Jason on February 17, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Also, glad we are able to move on without this white supremacist. The court, and the American people are better off.