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Sunday, October 17, 2004

Sixteen days from the election
Last night, it rained. Rather than going out in the rain after 11p, I caught up on the news from Atlanta, and came across Cynthia Tucker's column: Chief Justice Thomas? Uh-oh | Good point made, apart from all partisanship:

The next president could appoint as many as four justices to the nation's highest court. John Paul Stevens and Chief Justice William Rehnquist are now octogenarians. Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are both cancer survivors in their 70s. But given that so many important decisions of late have been decided by 5-4 margins, the next president need appoint only two to tilt the court persuasively toward his ideology. If he appoints two fortyish justices, he will change the court for a very long time.

Worth taking into account...


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