Rumors advocates that Obama is planning to join the Supreme Court after his presidency is over.
While campaigning back in 2008, Obama himself said that the best justices historically have been former politicians. According toThe Washington Post, he listed three-time California governor Earl Warren as his judicial hero.
“We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom,” Obama said of his ideal Supreme Court Justice, clearly thinking he displays these qualities. “The empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor, or African American, or gay, or disabled, or old.”
Obama could end up like President William Howard Taft, who became chief justice of the Supreme Court after leaving the White House.
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