Bench Memos

Perry: Big Stakes for Supreme Court in 2016

Rick Perry gets it. According to an article at Bloomberg News, the Supreme Court came up in a big way at a barbeque for Perry in South Carolina. Here’s what he said:

“Something I want you all to think about is that the next president of the United States, whoever that individual may be, could choose up to three, maybe even four members of the Supreme Court,” he said. “Now this isn’t about who’s going to be the president of the United States for just the next four years. This could be about individuals who have an impact on you, your children, and even our grandchildren. That’s the weight of what this election is really about.”

“That, I will suggest to you, is the real question we need to be asking ourselves,” he continued. “What would those justices look like if, let’s be theoretical here and say, if it were Hillary Clinton versus Rick Perry? And if that won’t make you go work, if I do decide to get into the race, then I don’t know what will.”

Well said.

Carrie Severino — Carrie Severino is chief counsel and policy director to the Judicial Crisis Network.

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