Supreme Court possibilities if Romney wins election
October 1st, 2012
09:28 AM ET
2 years ago

Supreme Court possibilities if Romney wins election

Washington (CNN) - Here is an unofficial list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court if Mitt Romney is elected president in November. This list was compiled from a number of sources, including those serving as informal advisers to the Romney campaign. The Republican nominee has not specified publicly on favorites for the court. Many names mentioned are relatively young judges named to the federal bench by President George W. Bush.

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  1. Al-NY,NY

    If Clement argued the health care issue he's not so great since the SCOTUS upheld the ACA. This is a wish list for teh GOP since Mittens will be riding his car elevator up and down while second-term Obama picks the next judges

    October 1, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  2. judy

    oh please no more right wing judges. The super pacs have ruined this election. I sure hope mitt looses Forward

    October 1, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  3. enuff

    Corporations would run the Supreme Court... because corporations are people too. When Texas executes one, then MAYBE I'll believe that one.

    October 1, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  4. rs

    This story is much more a "what-if" than the Obama one above. As of today, it is looking increasingly like Mr. Romney simply won't be elected. If he is however, there are two things to consider: First, that by his nature, Mr. Romney (as a pragmatic businessman) is not the dogmatic, ubber-Right-winger he is trying to look like, and so his SC picks might in fact be much more middle of the road; Secondly, if roles reverse, and a Romney win also equates to a "less-than-60" majority in the Senate, after the bad Republican behavior (lead by Mr. McConnell) it would be highly likely that Democrats will simply block, stall and delay all of Mr. Romney's picks- pretty much just as the GOP has for the past 2 years in particular.

    In other words- unless both Romney and Obama have exceptionally long coat-tails, we're in for at least 2 years (or more) of "more -of-the-same" partisan bickering.

    October 1, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |