The President’s Most Important Power (February 24, 2016)
The power to nominate Supreme Court Justices has evolved into maybe the most important power possessed by the President.
This past year, the Court increased its importance by not only declaring state laws unconstitutional, but by declaring what the new state law should be.
While many issues, such as gun rights, immigration, and abortion, can be influenced by actions in legislatures; the ultimate power rests with who is on the Supreme Court and to what extent the Justices allow federal and state elected officials to address these issues. Such a situation was never intended by our Founding Fathers, but unfortunately, it has come to represent the modern political system.
The power to select judicial nominees has never been greater, making it all the more important to consider this fact when voting for a candidate in the upcoming presidential primary.
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