SCOTUS

Ted Cruz could be our next Supreme Court Justice

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Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr (cc by-sa 3.0)

Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr (cc by-sa 3.0)

Of all the appointments Donald Trump will make, perhaps none are more important than who he will pick to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s vacant Supreme Court seat. And while Trump hasn’t named any names just yet, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is reportedly open to the position:

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has informed Trump transition insiders that he would accept the nomination to take the place of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, potentially cementing the power of the court’s conservative wing for decades, according to sources.

But another source close to Cruz said that while he is eager to help the new administration, he hasn’t committed to any new position.

Cruz hinted at his openness to joining the court Friday at a legal conference.

“Ted Cruz would absolutely accept it if offered a seat on the court,” said a transition insider.

The source close to Cruz said later Sunday that Cruz hasn’t give a green light to President-elect Trump.

Cruz would be an excellent choice for Trump. His nomination to the Supreme Court would go a long way toward repairing the rift in the Republican Party caused by Trump’s campaign. Furthermore, at just 45 years old Cruz would likely serve on the court for decades.

Even if it’s not him, however, Cruz believes it’s “absolutely vital” the vacant seat is filled by a “principled constitutionalist.”

  • jerry1944

    That would be a great start for the country for sure . He has fought for the country alone for some time . Well he might have had a couple help him That might be even better than Pres. if he got that instead

  • ClarenceDeBarrows

    Ted Cruz, throughout his whole political career, starting in Texas, has been less than forthright about his qualifications for any office he aspired to. He was less than honest when he ran for office in Texas in that he concealed the fact that he was a Canadian citizen at the time and even to this date his citizenship here in the United States is clouded as he only in the recent past renounced his Canadian citizenship. Trump was right, early on in the debates, when he said that Cruz, if elected President would bring down a cascade of lawsuits from the Democrat Party as he wasn’t qualified to run for President as he wasn’t, isn’t and never will be a “natural born Citizen” as is required under Article II of our Constitution of a Presidential candidate. He has a law degree from Harvard and because of that knows what the Constitutional requirements for President are, but he preferred to sidestep the Constitution – with the collusion of many fellow politicians just as Barrack Obama did – to pursue his own selfish aims. I don’t believe a person willing to manipulate the mandates in our Constitution, for personal gain, is the kind of person we should want as a respected member of the highest court in our land. The problem is, of course, that he is a slick orator just as Obama is and trusting supporters, rather than checking the facts surrounding his qualifications, listen to his rhetoric and place him in positions of trust as he has no problem manipulating the truth to his own advantage.

    An article written by an expert on our Constitution makes clear Cruz is not the honorable man he would have supporters believe he is. The article I mention can be accessed by going to Google and typing in, JB Williams, The End of the American Presidency.

    Therein can be found the facts about Cruz’s propensity to distract and delude a trusting public to his own advantage. Not the kind of individual, I would think, an informed, American Citizen, such as Donald Trump is, would want as a Supreme Court Justice.

  • Stoccado

    Cruz is married to Goldman Sachs.

    • chetohimler

      I know of lots of people who would love to have a job at Goldman Sachs, me included. I happen to be a hardcore conservative. Because his wife (Mrs. Cruz) worked at Goldman Sachs, does not in anyway make me think that Sen.Cruz would not make a good Supreme Court Justice. Lay off the finger pointing.

  • Cruz was an amazing solicitor for conservative issues, is highly qualified, has friends in the Senate that will assist his nomination and has wide public support. He will do the most good for the cause on the Supreme Court. Great pick!

  • Lorraine E

    I was hoping that Judge Andrew Napolitano would be appointed as a Supreme Court justice. Ted Cruz has too many ties to the Bush oil mafia and his wife has ties to organizations which are not friends of our country. Listen Roger Stone on the 4/14/16 Caravan to Midnight program to learn more about who Ted Cruz really is.

    • Robert Trebes

      Lorraine E: I agree with you 100%, however, Judge Andrew Napolitano has disclosed that he has business ties with Trump that may prove to be a negative with the Senate Confirmation process…He is a good pick.

  • Patrick Pittelli

    Be the smartest move Trump ever made. But he’d have to add him to the list he proposed in order to keep his campaign promise not to veer from the list. Not that anybody would mind except the Libs who would go nuts. He’d be their worst nightmare!

  • RLTMLT

    Are you sure that there’s no way to resurrect Antonin Scalia ?

  • Robert Trebes

    Senator Cruz being a Supreme Court Justice gives me ‘Pause’…How can he rule on ‘Points of Law’ when he is unable to define what a Natural Born Citizen is:
    All U.S. Presidents & Eligibility: Grandfather Clause, Natural Born Citizen Clause, or Seated by Fraud

    CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret) best explains the categories of citizenship according to Article II of the U.S. Constitution. They are:

    Original Citizen ‘Grandfather’ Clause (GFC)

    Natural Born Citizen Clause (NBC) The Natural Born Citizenship (NBC) clause status, per natural law and the law of nations, and relevant U.S. Supreme Court rulings, such as Venus (1814), Minor v Happersett (1875), and Perkins v Elg (1939), is determined by whether or not both parents were Citizens of the United States (via birth or naturalization) at the time of the birth of their child in the USA– (not where the parents were born.) Both parents must be U.S. Citizens when their child is born in America for the child to be a “natural born Citizen.” It is important to note that until recent times foreign born women gained naturalized status upon marrying a U.S. Citizen husband or upon the naturalization of the husband under the legal concept of citizenship fusion in a marriage. The Citizenship of the wife was always legally fused to that of her husband until more recent times.

    If neither of the above, Kerchner argues the person occupying the White House is Seated by fraud.

    Kerchner writes:

    “The natural born Citizen clause was placed in the U.S. Constitution in regards to eligibility for President by the founders of our nation and framers of our Constitution specifically to bar persons in the future with foreign influence and foreign citizenship on them at/by birth from ever becoming the Commander-in-Chief of our military after the founding generation had passed away. It was placed in the Constitution for future national security reasons. (Reasons we see materializing today with Obama.) The founding generation was exempt from the natural born Citizen clause in Article II Section 1 of the Constitution. The natural born Citizen clause only applied to future generations of those who would be President upon the passing of the founding generation. These facts were stated in writing in a 1787 letter from John Jay to George Washington, Presiding Officer of the Constitutional Convention.”

  • chetohimler

    Sen. Cruz is an excellent choice as a Supreme Court Justice. Let bygones be bygones…appoint him, President Elect Trump!

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