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Supreme Court is on the ballot November 4


From Yahoo News

“A President Obama or a President McCain will likely be handed an opportunity to affect the make-up of the Supreme Court that is unprecedented,” said Wendy Long of the Judicial Confirmation Network, a group of conservative legal activists.

Kathryn Kolbert, president of the liberal group People for the American Way, said, “The Supreme Court is on the ballot this fall, and the stakes could not be higher for Americans.”

McCain has praised President George W. Bush’s two conservative appointees to the court — Chief Justice John Roberts, who was named in 2005, and Justice Samuel Alito, who was appointed the following year.

Obama as a U.S. senator voted against both appointees and has praised the court’s four liberals — Justices John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer.

If Obama or McCain has the opportunity to appoint two or three justices, it could easily shift the balance of power.

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