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.