Could the President of the United States replace all members of the US Supreme Court?
If for example, a comet hit the US Supreme Court building and kills all 9 Supreme Court judges, could the President appoint a replacement for all 9 judges?
- 8 months ago
YES... IT'S part of his job.. He would nominate them and then they would have to go through the process just like they all have to do.
- Jeff DLv 78 months ago
Yes, in that case, the President could nominate nine Justices. However, the Democrats would be scrambling to find enough witnesses who'd claim they were assaulted by the nominees.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 78 months ago
In that situation, yes. But I don't think it's likely that a comet would hit the Supreme Court.
- JeffreyLv 78 months ago
Think about it. How else would they get nominated?
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- Warren TLv 78 months ago
IT IS POSSIBLE BUT NOT LIKELY
- Ron AkiaLv 68 months ago
The chances of this are extremely remote but, the President at that time, should it happen, would nominate all new candidates who would then need to be confirmed..
- SocratesLv 78 months ago
He can't unilaterally replace a judge, just fill a vacancy.
- skeptikLv 78 months ago
How do you think those positions got filled at the beginning?
George Washington appointed them all.
- Anonymous8 months ago
Yes, the sitting president has the right to NOMINATE new judges that need to be confirmed by the Senate.
- RayalLv 78 months ago
Yes, as long as they were confirmed in the Senate.
If a comet hit the SC a lot more than those 9 justices would be dead.
Good thing the President was off golfing at one of his resorts.