Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Obama and the Supreme Court

Salon story is here.

So will an Obama presidency usher in a new liberal era on the court? The short answer: probably not . . . . Since the justices most likely to retire are from the court's liberal wing, Obama will have less of an opportunity to tilt the court's ideological orientation. Currently, the court has a rough balance of power, with four conservative justices, four liberal and a swing vote in Justice Kennedy. . . .

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