- Posted October 26, 2012 by
Watertown, New York
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Women's Rights- Who Would Romney Appoint to Supreme Court?
"On his website, Romney says he would nominate federal judges in the mold of Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
Romney says his judicial appointees "will exhibit a genuine appreciation for the text, structure, and history of our Constitution and interpret the Constitution and the laws as they are written.
And his nominees will possess a demonstrated record of adherence to these core principles."
One person frequently mentioned as a possible Romney court pick is Paul Clement, the former U.S. solicitor general who argued against President Obama's health care law earlier this year and for Arizona's immigration law.
Former U.S. attorney general John Ashcroft told New York magazine that it is "my aspiration, and expectation, that Paul will serve not only on a bench but the bench."
Clement, Brett Kavanaugh and Diane Sykes are all named in stories by CNN and Yahoo! about possible Romney court appointments.
Kavanaugh and Sykes serve on federal appellate courts, the level that's sometimes considered a stepping stone to the high court.
One interesting name that jumped out from the CNN list: Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, a Tea Party favorite who was elected in 2010.
Lee clerked for Alito when Alito was an appeals court judge.
Lee's father, Rex, was solicitor general in Ronald Reagan's first term."
By Richard Wolf
Romney views on SCOTUS
These appointments are for a lifetime!
The Supreme Court has been in the hands of conservative activist judges far too long.
It's time for 'We the people' to take precedent over the corporations' and states' rights.
Vote for a progressive court in November.
Second photo shows what laws would be in peril if Romney gets to appoint his justices to the Supreme Court.