by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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Supreme Court Justices are said to be the best of the best. This should make a President’s selection relatively easy.
Brett Kavanaugh may end up being that guy. And therein lies the rub – the fact that he “may” be the one – or he may not.
So why do I say this should be an easy job for any President? Let me lay it out.
A President compiles a list of candidates, which Trump did. He should then take a look at the Justices job description and make his selection from candidates that best fit the description.
In short, the supreme Court job description is what the oath of office describes. There are two oaths of office a Justice make choose to recite.
The first, and truncated version, is the traditional oath (albeit updated in 1990), which reads: “I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as _________ under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.”