Donald Trump’s lead to win the Republican Party nomination could easily provide a path to Judge Merrick Garland’s ascent to the Supreme Court.
Here is my logic. Donald Trump has been behind Hillary Clinton in all the polls showing their likelihood to win in a general election. As of now the Clinton lead is relatively small but as the calendar approaches November and Clinton is still leading, the GOP leadership in the Senate may soften. For sure after an election of Clinton the Senate may rush to approve the Garland nomination because they might fear a more liberal nomination.
Garland has an impeccable record and at 63 his time on the Supreme Court is probably limited.