Dupree: Once You Appoint Someone to SCOTUS, They’re Beyond Your Control

‘They’re an independent actor and vote whichever way they want and the way their understanding of the law and their Constitution takes them’

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DUPREE: "The fact is, once you appoint someone to the Supreme Court, they’re beyond your control. At that point, they’re an independent actor and they can vote whichever way they want and the way their understanding of the law and their Constitution takes them. I think, though, having had and lived through the David Souter experience, I think people and Republicans and conservatives in particular are exquisitely aware of this danger. That’s the reason why this has been such a careful, thoughtful process. Making sure that you really have examined everything potential nominees have written, everything they've said in this past just to be sure that you can have that comfortable level. Can you ever get to 100 percent? Absolutely not. But I’m very optimistic, assuming the President chooses from one of these four finalists, that we can have a very high degree of confidence that that candidate is as advertised."

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