A question for our nonoriginalist readers…

Do you really want President Trump to pick a nonoriginalist Justice?


Here's a question for our nonoriginalist readers--and it's not intended to be a trick question. If President Trump won't choose the type of justice you wish he would--defined however you like--would you prefer he replaced Justice Kennedy with:

  • (a) A self-described living constitutionalist/multiple modalities/common-law-constitutionalist/moral-readings--pick your fave--justice who shares President Trump's political and moral views or
  • (b) A self-described originalist?

Or, to put the question another way: Which type of Justice would you most fear? And, if it is (a), then doesn't that tell you something about the possible merits of (b)?