- Brett J Talley: Trump's decision will determine not only the future of the Court, but the future of his presidency
- Talley: Democrats should realize it will restore court balance that existed before Justice Scalia died
Brett J. Talley is a lawyer, author, one-time writer for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign and former speechwriter for Sen. Rob Portman. He is deputy solicitor general at the office of Alabama's attorney general. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Questions about the Supreme Court never rank very highly on American voters' list of concerns. But if there was one issue this election that kept Republicans in Donald Trump's corner even at his worst, it was the fear that handing Hillary Clinton the ability to fill Justice Antonin Scalia's seat would cost conservatives the Supreme Court for a generation.