With Trump as the soon to be president, it looks like the conservative majority on the Supreme Court will be expanded.
“We are on the cusp of a conservative generation,” said Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council Action.
Trump took a stance and didn’t shy away from discussing issues like immigration and abortion. Perkins praised Trump for giving “the most concise definition of late-term abortion that any Republican or any presidential candidate.”
Prior to Trump’s election, especially when Clinton looked like the front runner (thanks to the media,) many news outlets stated it was the start of a new liberal era.
“There were a lot of premature obituaries written of the religious, conservative, and pro-family movement during this campaign, and we can now say this morning, as Mark Twain did, that the reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated,” said Ralph Reed of Faith & Freedom Coalition.
Although Clinton supporters mourned her loss and said it’s a massive blow to the women’s rights movement, other leading ladies are taking a different approach.
Concerned Women for American Legislative Action Committee members are more than happy to wait for our first woman president. Hillary Clinton was not the right one, and we deserve better…We voted based not on gender or personality but in defense of the Supreme Court, the sanctity of life, religious freedom, national security, and economic freedom,” said Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women for America (CWA.) “Senators will be put on notice that taxpayer dollars must no longer be used to take life.”
Trump has mentioned several Supreme Court nominations, including…
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah
Neil Gorsuch, a judge of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Margaret Ryan, a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Edward Mansfield, a justice of the Iowa Supreme Court
Keith Blackwell, a justice of the Georgia Supreme Court
Charles Canady, a justice of the Florida Supreme Court
Timothy Tymkovich, chief judge of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Amul Thapar, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Frederico Moreno, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Robert Young, chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court
Most are young and share conservative viewpoints. Trump recently said in his interview with CBS News “60 Minutes” that the justices he will nominate will be pro-life and support the second amendment.
Big changes are to come with a conservative majority in the Supreme Court, specifically revolving around issues like cost-free contraceptive care, transgender rights, immigration and climate change.
“The Supreme Court already is set to consider a case involving a transgender teen who was born female, but identifies as a male and wants to use the boys’ bathroom at his Virginia high school. When the federal appeals court in Richmond ruled in student Gavin Grimm’s favor this year, it relied on a determination by the U.S. Education Department that federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in education also applies to gender identity,” writes Fox News.
“The new administration could withdraw the department’s guidance, which could cause the justices to return the case to the lower courts to reach their own decision about whether the law requires schools to allow students to use bathrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity.”
As for Obama’s policy for cost-free birth control, Trump could easily put an end to this care system. “Women’s contraceptives are among a range of preventive services that the Obama health overhaul requires employers to cover in their health plans. All of that now is at risk, since Trump has called for repeal of the health care law,” writes Fox News.
Trump also has aggressive plans for immigration to improve border controls and he plans to put a stop to Obama’s war on the coal industry. All of which depend on the Supreme Court.