At HotAir by Ed Morrissey --
Now that the election has settled the question of who will appoint the
next Supreme Court justice, we have spent a considerable amount of time
analyzing who might get Donald Trump’s appointment. Perhaps a better way
to look at that question will be to recall the context in which it gets
made. Earlier this week,
Justice Samuel Alito laid out the potential agenda for a court in which
an originalist replaces the late Antonin Scalia — and reminded the
Federalist Society of the bullet conservatives dodged in the election.
Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday laid out a possible agenda for the U.S.
Supreme Court if it regains its conservative majority as expected after
Donald Trump takes office, citing gun rights and religious freedom as
among key issues it will tackle in the coming years.