By Ben Kamisar
Former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonTrump: Hillary probably 'demanded' Lynch meeting America isn't afraid of the NRA, and Congress shouldn't be, either Report: Lynch will accept FBI recommendation on Clinton email case MORE said the next president could nominate as many as three justices to the Supreme Court.
Clinton, making his first solo appearance on the campaign trail for Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonA summer surprise: the case for CTE reform Sanders: I don't hate Clinton Trump: Hillary probably 'demanded' Lynch meeting MORE's presidential bid, emphasized the importance the next president could have in charting the Supreme Court's path.
"We need to recognize something that has received almost no attention in this election, which is that the next president of the United States will make between one and three appointments to the United States Supreme Court," the former president said in New Hampshire.
"And I know who I want doing that," he added to cheers.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a cancer survivor who continues to brush aside rumors of her retirement, is 79 years old while. Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy are tied for second-oldest justice, at 76; Justice Stephen Breyer is 74. Ginsberg and Breyer have more liberal leanings while Scalia leans conservative. Kennedy is a decisive swing vote on cases that break along ideological lines.
Bill Clinton also aimed to portray his wife as the only candidate able to continue the progress the Obama administration has made.
"A lot of [progress], especially in the environmental and heathcare, will be reversed if you get a Republican congress and a Republican president, and we need to stop that," he added.