Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Gary Johnson announces Supreme Court choices

Libertarian presidential candidate names two law profs as potential SCOTUS picks - Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal:

October 17, 2016 - "Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has announced his U.S. Supreme Court shortlist: law professors Jonathan Turley of George Washington University and Tom Campbell of Chapman University....

"Turley has challenged provisions in Utah’s polygamy law, and has sued over executive actions regarding the Affordable Care Act. 'Though I have never met Governor Johnson,' Turley wrote on his blog, 'I obviously share many values with him on the constitutional system.'

"Campbell told Law.com Johnson may have noticed his support for separation of powers, as well as his newspaper op-ed last spring suggesting that Republicans with a Libertarian bent should consider a third-party candidate."

Read: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/libertarian_presidential_candidate_names_two_law_profs_as_potential_scotus
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Gary Johnson’s Supreme Court Picks Would Add More ‘Diversity’ To The Court | Above the Law - Elie Mystal:

October 17, 2016 - "As a purely intellectual exercise, I don’t hate these picks. Campbell is a law and economics Republican who would probably allow the Court to continue being the most pro-corporate collection of justices in American history. Turley is a civil libertarian who thinks the Second Amendment condemns us all to living in an armed hellscape. Both of these guys studied at the University of Chicago at some point. We’d be getting robust defenses of the market’s supremacy to solve issues for us from either of these guys.

"BUT THEY’RE NOT PROSECUTORS. Their legal experience is more theoretical than practical, but here are two guys who haven’t made their bones in the incarceration-industrial complex. Turley has media experience, Campbell has political experience. Nobody on the current Court has much of either. Yes, they’re both white males.... But there is more than one kind of diversity needed on the Court, and these guys would add some much needed professional diversity to the Court."

Read more: http://abovethelaw.com/2016/10/gary-johnsons-supreme-court-picks-would-add-more-diversity-to-the-court/
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