I have mixed feelings about the Electoral College. Read about them here.
Lots of chatter out there about the future of the Supreme Court in the wake of Trump winning the presidency. Here are some of my thoughts.
First, regarding the current Court: Assuming Clinton would win the presidency, I was predicting Garland would be confirmed to fill Scalia’s vacancy and Ginsburg would retire in 2017 (maybe 2018)—with Breyer possibly retiring shortly thereafter, before Clinton’s first term was over. The Court would shift to the left with the addition of Garland, but no other shift would occur unless Clinton could win a second term. If that happened, Clinton likely would have replaced Kennedy—and maybe even Thomas—and this would have produced a second significant shift leftward. But now all of this is vapor.
Predictions are fun. I’ve made a few already, about the Supreme Court (here and here). So, with Election Day coming up tomorrow, I figured I’d go ahead and offer my predictions about the presidential race. Here’s my more conservative prediction:
And here’s my more bold prediction:
I’ll update this post with the actual results to see how I did!
UPDATE: Welp. Like everyone else, I was way off. Here are the actual results, as of 2am on November 9th:
There’s something interesting happening at the Supreme Court. Read my article at The Huffington Post for details.