When President Elect Donald Trump takes office in January he will be looking to solidify conservative control across all three branches of government – executive, legislative and judicial. Trump has promised to nominate a pro-life constitutionalist to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Whoever is appointed will return the Court to its previous conservative-liberal balance, but a President Trump could have the opportunity to nominate three more to the Court. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Robert Kennedy and Stephen Breyer are all over the average age of retirement for the Supreme Court. That could tip the balance, leaving many worried about landmark cases, such as Roe v. Wade, being overturned. Future major cases could include voting rights, civil rights, marriage equality, and affirmative action. Soledad O’Brien speaks with well-known legal scholar Jonathan Turley on the future make-up of the Supreme Court and the extent of a president’s influence on the judicial branch.

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