Narrowing Down Clinton’s Choices For Supreme Court Nominee

Let’s begin with a short timeline.  Justice Scalia passed away on February 13, 2016.  On March 16, President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.  Then on May 18th, Donald Trump set forth a list of 11 individuals he viewed as potential Supreme Court nominees if he should win the presidency.  On September…

The Age Effect

With a Supreme Court nominee most likely coming in the next day or so to fill Justice Scalia’s seat, there is much speculation on whether the choice will be Merrick Garland or Sri Srinivasan.  If age has a large effect (which is often the case if Presidents wish to preserve their legacies after they leave…