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Two Fer: Electing a President and a Supreme Court, by Clint Bolick

Two Fer: Electing a President and a Supreme Court, by Clint Bolick

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THE HUGE YET INVISIBLE ISSUE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

When presidents name justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, they may be making significant decisions in terms of the lasting and direct impact on the American people and their freedoms. Yet although for those reasons the appointment of Supreme Court justices and other federal judges should be a central factor in choosing a president, judicial selection usually plays an invisible role in presidential campaigns. In this book, Clint Bolick sheds lights on why every American has a vital and direct interest in the appointment and confirmation of federal judges—which raises greatly the stakes in electing those individuals who have the power and responsibility to appoint and confirm them.

Looking at Supreme Court decisions of the past two hundred years as well as current decisions on the most contentious issues of the day, Bolick explains why judicial nominations are more ideologically driven than ever before and why recent presidents have proved more successful than their predecessors in appointing judges who reflect their judicial philosophies. Two-Fer clearly shows why the shaping of the judiciary is often the most important decision a president will make—and why her or his nominations will have tangible consequences for generations to come.

Clint Bolick is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and serves as the director of the Goldwater Institute Center for Constitutional Litigation in Phoenix.
THE HUGE YET INVISIBLE ISSUE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

When presidents name justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, they may be making significant decisions in terms of the lasting and direct impact on the American people and their freedoms. Yet although for those reasons the appointment of Supreme Court justices and other federal judges should be a central factor in choosing a president, judicial selection usually plays an invisible role in presidential campaigns. In this book, Clint Bolick sheds lights on why every American has a vital and direct interest in the appointment and confirmation of federal judges—which raises greatly the stakes in electing those individuals who have the power and responsibility to appoint and confirm them.

Looking at Supreme Court decisions of the past two hundred years as well as current decisions on the most contentious issues of the day, Bolick explains why judicial nominations are more ideologically driven than ever before and why recent presidents have proved more successful than their predecessors in appointing judges who reflect their judicial philosophies. Two-Fer clearly shows why the shaping of the judiciary is often the most important decision a president will make—and why her or his nominations will have tangible consequences for generations to come.

Clint Bolick is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and serves as the director of the Goldwater Institute Center for Constitutional Litigation in Phoenix.

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Publish date: Apr 30, 2012
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Today's Supreme Court ruling underscores how crucial judicial appointments are as they relate to our presidential elections. In this book, Clint Bolick sheds lights on why every American has a vital and direct interest in the appointment and confirmation of federal judges.
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The importance of the SCOTUS was evidenced in today's landmark ruling as the High Court upheld the current administration's health care mandate. Author Clint Bolick addresses the court's power in his book "Two-Fer: Electing a President and a Supreme Court" and how important this upcoming election is in relation to the balance and control of the Supreme Court.
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Author Clint Bolick discusses key elements of his book "Two-Fer: Electing a President and a Supreme Court" in the Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/L7UyRe) on how 'When voters go to the polls in November, even the Supreme Court hangs in the balance' and he is excerpted on Defining Ideas (http://bit.ly/JlBZIl) where he discusses 'How to Elect Good Judges'.
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"The stakes in this year’s election are higher than normal because the next president may have the unusual opportunity to impact the ideological direction of the Supreme Court, untypical of any one presidential term." - Read this discussion of Bolick's latest book, "Two-Fer: Electing a President and a Supreme Court", here - http://bit.ly/Ithu26.
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Clint Bolick discusses the upcoming election and how it affects the judiciary in the Daily Caller - "The replacement of a single conservative justice by a liberal would produce a profound shift in constitutional law... ..this year’s election is a two-fer: as goes the presidency, so goes the federal judiciary — including, most likely, control of the Supreme Court." - http://thedc.com/JuP4na.

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