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You know, for all the infighting among Democrats now about President Obama. What he hasn't done, what he has done. . . One thing can't be denied: it is important to have a Democratic President when it comes to Supreme Court nominations. Already, the court is skewed to the right, with Justice Kennedy being the swing vote that often swings rightward (as seen this week with the "Corporations are people" decision). Unfortunately, those justices who seem to be ready to retire are the liberal ones. Still, if we had President McCain, those liberals would be replaced with conservatives, and the makeup of the court would be lopsided for a generation.
Ruling Renews Rumors of Justice Stevens' Retirement
When the Supreme Court overturned long-standing campaign fiance reform limits with a ruling announced Thursday, it also renewed speculation about the future of its longest-serving -- and most liberal -- member. Court-watchers are wondering whether Justice John Paul Stevens has had enough and may retire this spring. . .
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