If Hillary Clinton becomes the next president, there could be continued difficulty fully stocking the Supreme Court. That’s according to Western Michigan University Cooley Law School professor Devin Schindler, who tells us if the Senate remains Republican-controlled, it could stall on approving any new justice, which causes other problems.
“A four to four vote essentially doesn’t decide the case,” Schindler said. “The lower court opinion remains in place. The constitution could end up meaning different things in different regions.”
Schindler says there’s a chance the Senate could vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court appointee, Merrick Garland. However, he doesn’t consider that likely.