Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said he’s hoping President Donald Trump picks a “libertarian conservative” justice to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
“The president makes these kinds of decisions based on his personal interaction with the individuals, more than recommendations. Obviously he is going to take into account the recommendations as well,” Dershowitz said on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. (RELATED: Alan Dershowitz Tells Trump To Pick A Non-Partisan Justice For The High Court)
Trump’s conservative nominee should want to elevate the individual and limit the power of the federal government, Dershowitz said.
“I hope he’s looking for a libertarian conservative, a true conservative who elevates the rights of individual over the power of government. A true conservative also respects precedent. Doesn’t come to the court with an agenda. With a list of issues he wants to see changed,” Dershowitz added. “A true conservative is not a judicial activist. So I think he can broaden his base, help unite the country, if he picked a true conservative who really believes in liberty and who believes in precedent.”
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