SCOTUS Justice Seat – Supreme Court Betting Odds

SCOTUS Justice Seat – Supreme Court Betting Odds

SCOTUS – Supreme Court Justice Betting Odds

US Supreme Court SealWith political betting still in its infancy within the modern sports betting market, opportunities for betting on the next Supreme Court justice appointment have not emerged much until now. SCOTUS Justice Ginsburg’s unfortunate passing may usher in the first significant Supreme Courte odds action to date. It is an explosive topic due to the fact that this is an emotionally charged election year taking place in the midst of unprecedented turmoil across the United States, the likes of which has not been faced before.

Supreme Court Justices have the highest authority in the nation, are appointed for life, and can shift past and present cases to fit their own and/or their nominating President’s ideologies. When a seat opens for a new Supreme Court Justice, the President may propose his/her own pick, which the Senate then votes upon. The seating of a new Supreme Court Justice extends beyond the term of the President who appointed them. Therefore, new Justice decisions and appointments become one of the most lasting legacies of any President.

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2020 Supreme Court Odds On Who Will Replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

With Justice Ginsburg’s passing being so very recent, oddsmakers have not yet created odds on her replacement. They are also probably waiting to see how the Trump administration handles the situation and if they will indeed choose to nominate a replacement for Ginsburg during an election year, something that has not happened since 1932.

We have included the list of names that President Trump has recently stated he is considering for Supreme Court nominations. Once the odds are available, we will post them below.  We expect multiple prop bets to also be associated with this should the process move forward, such as odds on whether the Senate will hold confirmation hearings for a SCOTUS justice or will the Democrats take measures to block the process due to it being an election year.

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Odds On Who Trump’s Next Supreme Court Nominee Will Be

After the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, and with the Senate’s approval, Gorsuch became a Supreme Court Justice in 2017. With the retirement of SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy, Trump had the opportunity to appoint yet another Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, during his first term as President in 2018.

With the unfortunate passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on 9/18/2020, the Trump administration has the opportunity to nominate a third individual to fill a vacant seat on the nation’s highest court. The President has directed the Senate to prepare to vote on his nomination despite the fact that it is an election year, something that is causing a great deal of upset throughout the Democratic party.

When prop bets surface regarding the likelihood of a Supreme Court Justice appointment occurring in 2020, we will post that information here.

2020 Supreme Court Justice Nomination

With Justice Ginsburg’s seating becoming vacant during Trump’s administration, he now has another opportunity to appoint yet another Republican candidate. He had recently updated his existing list of potential candidates to add three new names:  Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton, and Josh Hawley.

Supreme Court Nominee Confirmation Odds

There are no odds available at this moment for a Justice confirmation. However, we will update this information if odds appear.

Odds For A Supreme Court Justice To Retire

Due to an aging court, President Trump has the possibility of appointing a third or fourth Justice during his tenure as POTUS. At least three Justices are over the age of 65 and the possibility of these individuals retiring or dying is not totally unlikely. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the oldest Justice upon her passing on 9/18/20. Stephen Breyer is the second oldest Justice at 81 years old. Clarence Thomas is third at 71 years old and Samuel Alito is 69 years old. We expect to see betting lines emerge at some point predicting potential retirements from the Supreme Court. Once these odds surface, you will see them listed here.

Democrats vs Republicans – The Partisan Fight For the Supreme Court

Currently, a primarily Republican Senate leads the Judiciary Committee providing a natural upper hand, which allows the raw exercise of political power. Their hopes are to ensure a conservative stronghold in the Supreme Court. Since the Supreme Court has recently become an active imposer of moral and political standings by dabbling in matters much more extensive than traditionally taken upon by the Court, the overreach has attracted public attention from the media and concerned citizens.

However, it is extremely common and natural for both parties, Republicans and Democrats, to battle one another to ensure their leanings, ideals, and ethics are properly represented and sympathized with by a Justice who appeals to their beliefs and political party platforms.

Adding to the traditional partisan fight for influence on the SCOTUS is the fact that it is an election year, and the United States historically does not attempt to appoint a new justice during this time as it is considered controversial.  President Trump has indicated he will move forward with an appointment to the SCOTUS before the 2020 election.