WATCH | The next president could nominate as many as four Supreme Court justices. If so, it could shape the direction of the high court for a generation.
Four justices could be appointed by the next president
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia left the court with a 4-4 split. Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan, and Sotomayor were nominated by Democratic presidents. Justices Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Kennedy were nominated by Republican presidents.
Among other hot button issues, the Supreme Court could be looking at cases on immigration, Citizens United, as well as the Second Amendment - depending on who wins the White House.
This has driven many voters to support their party's nominee, even if reluctantly.
From a "reborn Rockefeller Republican" for Clinton
It's unfortunate that the court system has become so politicized.
Mark Pennak, a former attorney at the Department of Justice, says that most cases before the Supreme Court are not political.
He says that "most of these cases can be decided by use of reason and logic and precedent and should be decided that way."
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