The Supreme Court Difference: Liberals want a Liberal, Conservatives want a Constitutionalist

When it comes to picking Supreme Court justices, there is a HUGE difference between conservatives and liberals.

When it comes to picking Supreme Court justices, there is a HUGE difference between conservatives and liberals.

What is the difference? It comes down to one simple thing – liberals want liberal justices, while conservatives want… judges who will be faithful to the Constitution.

Did you catch that?

Conservatives don’t want activist conservative judges, we just want judges who deliver opinions based on what is laid out in the Constitution. On the other side of the aisle, liberals are looking for judges who are going to advance their leftwing agenda.

The Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo explained this difference during an appearance on ABC’s This Week:

“We’ve been talking about this for 36 years, going all the way back to the nomination of Sandra O’Connor and after that 36 year period, we only have a single individual on the court who has expressly said he would overturn Roe. So I think it’s a bit of a scare tactic and ranks speculation more than anything else. My goal, first and foremost, has always been to find people to serve on the court who believe in the constitution as it’s written. And that’s really ultimately what drives the conservative legal movement… I’m very confident with this president’s enthusiasm and with Leader McConnell’s enthusiasm that they can get anybody confirmed.”

For more proof that conservatives are less partisan, and more concerned with the law, when it comes to picking judges you only have to listen to liberal law professor Alan Dershowitz.

Dershowitz, who is a liberal, is one who is more concerned with traditional liberal, and CONSTITUTIONAL values. When asked what kind of judge the President should pick, Dershowitz said that Trump should NOT pick a leftwing judge.

Instead, Dershowitz argues that the President could, “unite the country and broaden his own base, [one way] is to pick a true conservative libertarian, one who emphasizes individual liberty over the power of the state… If he can pick a genuine libertarian, instead of someone who is oriented towards state power, it will contribute enormously to bringing the people together.”

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