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A Primer On Permanent Stalemate: Federal Judicial Selection, Post-Election

In the New Yorker’s October 3 issue, Jeffrey Toobin attempts to predict the future in “The Supreme Court After Scalia.” Mr. Toobin devotes much of the piece to discussing how the progressive-conservative balance of the Court might change with a ninth Justice replacing Scalia if Secretary Clinton or Donald Trump is elected, and the ensuing consequences in significant cases the Court might consider concerning abortion, affirmative action, voter’s rights, campaign finance, and other issues.
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