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JL asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 2 months ago

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?

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  • 2 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.

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  • Jeff D
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    2 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.

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  • 2 months ago

    In that situation, yes. But I don't think it's likely that a comet would hit the Supreme Court.

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  • 2 months ago

    Think about it. How else would they get nominated?

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  • 2 months ago

    IT IS POSSIBLE BUT NOT LIKELY

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  • 2 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..

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  • 2 months ago

    He can't unilaterally replace a judge, just fill a vacancy.

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  • 2 months ago

    How do you think those positions got filled at the beginning?

    George Washington appointed them all.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, the sitting president has the right to NOMINATE new judges that need to be confirmed by the Senate.

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  • Rayal
    Lv 7
    2 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. 

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