Thursday, October 20, 2016

Conservative Legal Scholars Urge Americans Not To Vote For Trump

REUTERS/Gary Cameron
Many of the academic luminaries who pushed originalism into the mainstream of American legal thought signed an open letter denouncing Republican nominee Donald Trump, and urging Americans to vote their conscience.
Trump has used the prospect of Supreme Court vacancies to rally recalcitrant conservatives around his campaign, promising to appoint originalists to the federal bench. Originalism is an interpretative rubric which urges the interpretation of the Constitution according to its original meaning. The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia led a revival of the theory in the federal courts.
LINK: Originalists Against Trump
Thirty lawyers and intellectuals — among those the very first scholars and practitioners to reinvigorate originalism during its post-New Deal decline — organized as a group styled “Originalists Against Trump.” They argue Clinton judicial appointees are less dangerous to the country than four years of Trump.
“Many Americans still support Trump in the belief that he will protect the Constitution,” they wrote. “We understand that belief, but we do not share it. Trump’s long record of statements and conduct, in his campaign and in his business career, have shown him indifferent or hostile to the Constitution’s basic features—including a government of limited powers, an independent judiciary, religious liberty, freedom of speech, and due process of law.”
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