Wow, better vote for the Rats or Bush will get to pass more illegal laws and stuff.
This is the real test of Bush's legacy - Supreme Court rulings.
Reuters probably needn't worry. With McCain and Guiliani the supposed front runners for the Republicans, no matter who wins in 2008, Dem or Republican the balance should shift back to the "living" Constitutionalists. Even more worrisome is that we keep focusing on possible replacements for Justices Ginsberg and Stevens....but Scalia and Thomas aren't exactly spring chickens any more! Why do I think that the absurd concept of seats belonging to a particular philosophy that was advanced to argue against Justice Alito replacing Sandra Day O'Connor won't appeal to the liberals any more?
I predict the PBA law is upheld 5-4, the race cases are reversed 5-4, and the global warming case is upheld 5-4, in other words, the conservatives win all the major cases. Of course, with Kennedy in the mix, there's never a sure thing, but he's good on aff action/race cases, he wrote a very strong dissent in the pba case a few years back, and i think on the global warming case, Roberts will be able to at least get him to agree to a ruling that amounts to a victory.
John Paul Stevens is 86...surely he's ready to retire, or die.
There will be no blockbusters in the correct direction. The left still has a death-grip on five seats on the Court. One more conservative justice and watch the blockbusters roll.
Will the court the support innocent teenaged girls in their plight to get medical care? Or will anti abortion Nazis and Zealots be able to stone them to death in the streets?
Will student bodies be allowed to remain racially diverse? Or will evil whites be allowed to load minorities up on trains and send them to gas chambers?
-story as written by the unbiased MSM....
Oh, how I wish we had another conservation justice up there!