Monday, November 21, 2016

Ted Cruz Signals Openness To Supreme Court Appointment

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz signaled willingness to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court Friday afternoon at a conference of conservative and libertarian lawyers in Washington, D.C.
“What I will say is that history is long and can take unexpected paths,” he said in response to an audience question about his filling the vacancy. “I think it is absolutely vital that that seat and every other seat that comes vacant on the court be filled by principled constitutionalists who will be faithful to the law and will check their own policy preferences at the door and simply honor their oath.”
Ted Cruz with Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, whom
Mr. Cruz clerked for in 1996. Credit : Ted Cruz campaign
“I can also tell you that I have right now the privilege of serving in the United States Senate, of representing 27 million Texans,” he said. “That is a privilege and a responsibility I take very, very seriously. And I look forward to continuing to carry out that responsibility and continuing to fight for the principles of freedom and the principles embodied in the Constitution and Bill of Rights,” he added.
Though Cruz is not among the 21 jurists named to President-elect Donald Trump’s list of possible Supreme Court nominees, rumors abound on Capitol Hill that his name is in serious contention. The transition has not confirmed that the senator is being vetted for the seat.
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1 comment:

cimbri said...

I would like to see Cruz on the SCOTUS, although I'm slightly concerned he might take the property owners position on eminent domain. The border fence will be challenged in court, partly on eminent domain grounds, even though that constitutional provision was decided fairly recently. Ultimately, Cruz would probably support the executive branch's actions, since a president has wide latitude on defending the border and country. Just something to think about.