Future of Supreme Court depends on November election

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

The makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court isn't decided by voters, but by the president and Senate. A constitutional expert believes that should be a crucial issue for voters when they go to the polls November 6.

Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel and Liberty Counsel Action, points to a recent ruling by the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declaring part of the federal law defining marriage as being between one man and one woman is unconstitutional.

He stresses the next president will have the opportunity to select at least one and perhaps two justices to the nation's high court.

Staver, Mat (Liberty Counsel)"We already know where President Obama stands on this issue," he remarks. "We already know he will use a litmus test in appointing justices and judges who are judicial activists who would use their position to undermine the definition of marriage and to promote an immoral kind of jurisprudence."

According to Staver, if only one liberal, activist judge is appointed the balance of the court would change.

"We will lose the Supreme Court literally for the rest of our lives regarding social issues," he says. "It will be a machine that will simply undermine our social values, and that's why I think this election is so critically important."

Read related commentary by attorney Matt Barber 

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