Next President Could Tip Highest Court

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    www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/president/2004-09-29-election-court-cover_x.htm


    This elections potential impact on the Supreme Court has seemed to be an afterthought, as Bush and Democrat John Kerry have battled over the war in Iraq, terrorism, and the economy.

    But the stakes for the court and the law are even higher now than they were in 2000. The prospect of a change on the court is greater-eight of the justices are now at least 65--and the replacement of even one judge could affect the law on issue such as abortion rights, affirmative action and religion's role in government.

    "The next President will set the direction of the Supreme Court not just for four years, but for four decades," says Nan Aron of Alliance for Justice, a liberal group that monitors judicial nominations.

    By Joan Biskupic


    Just one more very important reason for Bush to win this election. However if he doesn't get more of a majority in the Senate to override the iliegal philibustering of all his previous nominations by the Democrts, this issue is really not relevant.
     
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    The only people that really bring this up are those Judges that want to retire. There are Liberal Judges on that court that want to retire but they refuse to do so while there is a Conservative President. They therefore hope it will tip the race in their favor so that they can finally go home and be assured of another Liberal replacing them.

    However if Bush wins, it will be a long hard four years for these old fogeys and they fear they may have to retire anyway. Well, as it appears now they will have to wait it out some more.
     
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    Of course, they may have no choice in when they leave.
     

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